HEAD COACH DAVE FRITZ
A 1994 Grove City College graduate, Dave Fritz is in his second season as Grove City College's head women's swimming and diving coach. He will look to take the rising Wolverine program to even greater heights during the 2010-11 season.
His first season as Grove City's head coach turned out to be the finest in program history as the Wolverines finished 13-1 overall, captured the Presidents' Athletic Conference title and finished 11th as a team at the NCAA Division III Championships.
A program-record six competitors earned NCAA All-America honors in 2010.
Fritz has also coached the College's men's swimming and diving team for the past eight seasons. Under his direction, the men's team returned to the national spotlight as one of the nation's premier small-college programs.
In 2006-07, two Grove City swimmers earned NCAA Division III championships as Tim Whitbeck won the national title in the 50 free and Caleb Courage repeated as national champion in the 100 free.
In 2009, 11 Grove City swimmers earned NCAA Division III All-America distinction as the Wolverines placed sixth in the team standings at the NCAA Championships. During the regular season, Grove City went 12-2 overall and won the Presidents' Athletic Conference title for the second straight season.
Overall, 20 Grove City swimmers have earned NCAA All-America honors during his tenure as head coach. In 2006, Courage became Grove City's first men's swimmer to earn a national title.
Fritz has guided Grove City's men to a 76-20 overall dual-meet record, including a College-record 15 victories during the 2006-07 season. In 2006-07, Grove City posted victories over eventual NCAA Division III champion Kenyon, perennial power Case Western Reserve, NCAA Division I institution Butler and archrival Westminster.
Fritz spent eight seasons as head coach of Grove City's women's water polo squad. In the spring of 2002, Fritz directed the women's team to a 7-11 mark after taking over on an interim basis. In 2007, Fritz led the women's water polo team to a program-record 18 victories and a fifth-place finish at the Collegiate III National Championships.
In 2008, Fritz guided Grove City to a fifth-place finish at the Collegiate III Championships in New London, Conn. as the Wolverines finished 13-12 overall. Six Grove City water polo players earned All-America honors under his guidance.
He owns master's degrees from both Duquesne University and Slippery Rock University. Fritz lives in Slippery Rock with his wife Tammy, daughters Emily and Mary, and sons Hayden and Harrison.
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