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Aaron Mahaney Joins Lafayette Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff

Jan. 7, 2003

EASTON, Pa. ( - Aaron Mahaney has been named the newest assistant coach of the Lafayette swimming and diving teams. Mahaney joins head coach Jim Dailey and assistant coaches Frank Donnelly and Bill Lawson in leading the Leopards.

A graduate of Easton High School, Mahaney swam four years for the Michigan State swim team, where he was a four-time letterwinner. He was named the squad's Freshman of the Year in 1999 and the Most Valuable Performer in 2002.

Mahaney participated in the 2000 Swimming Olympic Trials and was a two-time United States Swimming Scholastic All-American Award winner.

"We are excited to have Aaron join our staff here at Lafayette," Dailey said. "Having known him as an athlete, I know his experience will definitely help us with recruiting prospective athletes and training the student-athletes who are at our school."

After graduating from Michigan State, Mahaney remained with the Spartans as a volunteer assistant swimming coach from August thru December 2002. Prior to that, he served as an assistant swim coach and swim lesson instructor at the Atlantis Aquatic Club in the Lehigh Valley.

A 2002 graduate of Michigan State, Mahaney received his bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology with Cognates in Athletic Administration and Sports Psychology.