Swimming & Dive Adds Former Ute Brody Lewis to Coaching Staff
SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah head swimming & diving coach Jonas Persson has announced the hiring of former Utah swimmer Brody Lewis, who will join the Utes as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
"We are excited to bring Brody back to Utah as a former team captain," Persson said. "He brings great leadership qualities, knowledge of the program and his passion for Utah athletics is unmatched."
A graduate of the University of Utah class of 2020, Lewis makes his way back to his alma mater after spending one season at the University of Northern Colorado as the assistant swimming and diving coach for the women's program. During his short time with the Bears, Lewis made an immediate impact helping the team break 16 school records and record 81 top-10 performances in UNC history. At the Western Athletic Conference Championships (WAC), Lewis was instrumental in the coaching of eight swimmers to winning a conference championship and guiding another 23 to WAC podium finishes.
Outside of the pool, Lewis assisted the head coach in both day-to-day and long-term operations. Lewis also directed national and international recruiting efforts, dryland programing and team building activities.
Prior to UNC, Lewis served as the head swim coach for East High School for one season and assisted the 11-14 age group with the Swim Utah club for three years. At East High, Lewis coached two of his athletes to win individual 5A State Championships. For Swim Utah, Lewis' expertise helped his athletes reach multiple Utah State Qualifiers, State Championships, Sectional Qualifiers and two of his athletes were named Junior National Finalists.
As a student-athlete at the U, Lewis qualified for the Pac-12 Championships in each of his four years and made the NCAA B Cut Qualifier in 2017, 2018 and 2020. He owns the fourth-fastest 200 breast time in program history as well as the sixth-fastest 100 breast time. In 2020, Lewis qualified for the USA Olympic trials in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke.
Academically, Lewis landed on the Pac-12 All-Academic Teams three times from 2018-2020 and was a CSCAA Scholar All-American.
A team captain for the Utes, Lewis was awarded the Utah Athletics Dr. Chris Hill Leadership Award and the Utah Swim & Dive Ute Proud Coach's Award. In addition, Lewis was a University of Utah Pac-12 SAAC conference male representative and the University of Utah's Crimson Council Co-President and Leadership Director.
Lewis hails from Greeley, Colo., where he attended Greeley West High School and was an All-American, Scholastic All-American, 5A State Champion in the 100 breast, two-time conference champion and three-time team MVP. A dual sport athlete, Lewis also competed for the cross-country team where he earned Second Team All-State honors and was tabbed All-Region twice.