Mike Kocsis was named the second, full-time head coach of the Manchester University men's and women's swimming and diving programs in October 2018.
This past season, Manchester freshman diver Jordan Spearman claimed the HCAC individual title in the 3-meter dive; he earned a third-place finish in the 1-meter dive and earned All-HCAC honors at the 2019 HCAC Swimming & Diving Championships. Both Spearman and fellow diver Anjel Clemente qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional. Christain Poole also earned Honorable Mention All-HCAC honors this past season. The Manchester University women’s team earned two CSCAA Scholar All-America awards after posting GPAs of 3.50 and 3.51 during the fall and spring semesters.
Prior to arriving in North Manchester, Kocsis spent one year as the graduate assistant men's and women's swimming coach at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky. During his time with the Patriots, 11 student-athletes earned all-conference or academic all-conference recognition. Mike also spent five years as the assistant coach for the Grand Forks High School (N.D.) boys' program from 2011-2016.
"I am incredibly excited to join the Spartans' athletics program," Kocsis said. "This is an amazing opportunity to continue to build this young team into a successful program. I look forward to creating a team culture based on success in the classroom, domination in the pool, and a memorable student-athlete experience."
Kocsis, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of North Dakota in December 2015. He will graduate with a Master’s of Science in Health and Human Performance from the University of the Cumberlands in December 2019.
* Last Updated – June 27, 2019