DELAWARE SWIMMING & DIVING
HEAD COACH JON HAYMAN
Not to be outdone, the women also finished strong, earning eight top-five finishes. Cortney Barry led the way, placing second in both the 500- and 1,650-freestyle events. The sophomore standout also reached the NCAA ‘B’ standard in both events while breaking the school record in each.
24th Season w West Chester ‘81 One of the longest tenured head coaches in the Colonial Athletic Association, John Hayman closed out his 25th season as head coach of the University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in 2012-2013.
At the 2010 CAA championship meet, the Blue Hens picked up right where they left off in 2009. During the competition, Delaware took home four conference titles, highlighted by two individual championships from All-CAA speedster Hans Gillan. Overall, the men finished 3rd at the meet, while the women placed seventh. For their efforts in leading UD, Gillan, Grady Carter, and Ross Buckwalter all were honored as 2010 Mid-Major All-Americans.
Since arriving at Delaware in 1989-90, Hayman’s team have consistently battled for the conference title, winning four men’s title and two women’s crowns in America East action. His teams have placed in the top three at the conference meet a combined 24 times in 50 competitions. Hayman led the Blue Hen women to consecutive America East team titles in 1996 and 1997 and led the For the fourth straight year, the Blue Hen men finished UD men to an unprecedented streak of four conferthird at the CAA championships in 2010-11, led by ence crowns in 1997, 1998,1999, and 2000. He has the four-time CAA champion 400-yard freestyle relay coached 26 women’s conference champions, including team. It was also the fourth straight year Hayman led All-East freestyler Nancy Davis, and Sarah Peffer, who his men’s squad to 10 or more dual meet wins during the regular season. Hayman’s Men’s Swimming & Diving Record Year Men’s Dual Record (Conference Finish) Both his men’s and women’s teams completed success- 1989-90 2-9 3rd, East Coast Conference ful seasons in 2007-08 as the Blue Hen men posted an 1990-91 8-5 2nd, ECC 2nd, America East 11-3 dual record and enjoyed their highest finish ever 1991-92 5-7 1992-93 5-5 4th, AE at the CAA meet with a third place finish. The Blue Hens 1993-94 8-3 2nd, AE led by record-setting freestyle sprinter Andrew Zinn, 1994-95 6-5 3rd, AE 3rd, AE captured three CAA titles - the first titles won by the 1995-96 8-4 1996-97 3-7 1st, AE; AE Coach of the Year UD men since joining the league in 2001-02. For his 1997-98 6-4 1st, AE; AE Coach of the Year efforts, Hayman was named the CAA Men’s Swimming 1998-99 6-7 1st, AE; AE Coach of the Year 1st, AE; AE Coach of the Year Co-Coach of the Year. The Delaware women went 12-5 1999-00 6-1 2000-01 3-8 3rd, AE in duals and placed sixth at the CAA meet. 2001-02 5-6 9th, Colonial Athletic Association 2002-03 2-8 9th, CAA Under his guidance, the Blue Hens built upon their 2003-04 2-7 10th, CAA 10th, CAA success and continued to shine at the championship 2004-05 1-9 2005-06 4-8 8th, CAA meet during the 2008-09 campaign. The men captured 2006-07 7-6 8th, CAA three CAA titles during the competition, highlighted 2007-08 11-3 3rd, CAA; CAA Coach of the Year 3rd, CAA by record-setting performances by Hans Gillan and the 2008-09 11-2 2009-10 12-3 3rd, CAA 400-freestyle relay team. Gillan set a new standard in 2010-11 11-1 3rd, CAA the 100-butterfly, while the relay team smashed the 2011-12 5-4 5th, CAA Totals 137-122 (.529) previous conference record with a time of 2:57.73. 2012-13 DELAWARE SWIMMING & DIVING
Published on May 31, 2013