Arnold joins swimming and diving coaching staff

Logan Arnold, former assistant swimming coach at St. Bonaventure, was named an assistant swimming coach for the Colonials, head coach Brian Thomas announced Friday.

Arnold coached under Thomas with the women’s program and assisted the men’s program at St. Bonaventure last season. The Bonnies finished fifth and seventh in men’s and women’s competition, respectively, at the Atlantic 10 Championships.

“Having worked with Logan for the past year, there were two qualities that made him an easy choice for this position: his connection with the student-athletes and his tireless work ethic,” Thomas said in the release.

Thomas was selected to lead GW’s program this summer after former head coach James Winchester resigned in April to take over the program at Texas Christian University.

Before joining the staff at St. Bonaventure, Arnold spent the 2016-17 season as a volunteer assistant at NC State and helped the men’s and women’s teams to Atlantic Coast Conference titles and top-10 finishes in NCAA competition.

The Minnesota native also coached in his home state at University of Saint Thomas from 2015-16 and Concordia College from 2013-15.

During his collegiate years, Arnold swam for two seasons at St. John’s University – a Division III program – where he broke two school records and captured the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in the 100-year backstroke in 2012.

The Colonials ended the 2017-18 season among the best in the A-10, with the men capturing the conference title for the second year in a row and the women placing third out of 11 teams at A-10 Championships.

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