Coaching Staff

Nicole Kaupp

Head Swimming & Diving Coach/Aquatics Director

  • 2018-19 will be Nicole's third year as Head Coach
  • Led Norse to a 14th consecutive Iowa Conference championship last year and a third place finish at the Liberal Arts Championships
  • During her tenure, her athletes have won 11 individual Iowa Conference titles, have earned 24 all-conference honors (top-2 finishers in each event), plus eight relays that earned all-conference honors that included three that have won conference titles
  • 2006 graduate of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
  • Took over Norse program after serving as assistant swimming & diving coach at Washington University in St. Louis from 2009-2016
  • While at Washington University she helped coach 41 All-Americans that earned 160 All-American honors, including five national championships
  • Prior to her seven years at Washington University, she was the assistant swimming & diving coach and also served as the interim head coach for one year at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas from 2006-09

Samantha Williams

Assistant Coach

  • First year as an assistant coach
  • Also serves as the assistant Aquatics Director
  • 2006 graduate of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
  • Joins the Norse staff from Wilmington College (OH) where she served as the Assistant to the Director of Athletics from 2016-18
  • During this same time span, Williams was also the Athletic Summer Program Coordinator and Assistant Aquatics Director at Kenyon.
  • A two-year member of the Kenyon swim team, she completed her collegiate career as a volunteer assistant for the team her junior and senior seasons
  • She has also served as an assistant swim coach at the New Albany Aquatic Club (OH)

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