Utah Swimming and Diving Head Coach Joe Dykstra Resigning from Position
SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah head swimming and diving coach Joe Dykstra has resigned from his position, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced Wednesday. Dykstra has served as head coach of the Utah's men's and women's swimming and diving programs for the past nine seasons.
"I want to thank Joe Dykstra for his outstanding service to Utah Athletics in guiding our men's and women's swimming and diving programs," Harlan said. "He led the programs and our student-athletes to significant achievements both in competition and in the classroom, and we are grateful for his leadership. We wish Joe well in his next endeavors."
Dykstra produced 25 CSCAA All-Americans and 79 Scholar All-Americans in his nine seasons at the helm of Utah's program.
"I am stepping down from my position to focus on my personal health and to pursue future opportunities," Dykstra said. "I'd like to thank Mark Harlan and Utah Athletics leadership for their support. I have loved my time at Utah and I'm grateful for the student-athletes, coaches and staff who have made my experience here so memorable. I'm proud of what we've been able to build here and I'm excited for the future of the Utes' swimming and diving program."
A national search for a new head coach for Utah's swimming and diving program has begun.