position Volunteer Assistant Coach
Kyle Patnode is in his first season as a volunteer coach for the Ohio State swimming and diving programs.
Patnode was a four-year letterwinner at Iowa from 2013-17. He swam the 100 and 200 Back and Fly as well as the 50 and 100 Free and 200 IM. As a senior, he served as a team captain and placed 23rd in the 100 Fly at the Big Ten Championships. The Sioux Center, Iowa native also competed at the 2016 US Olympic Trials in the 100 Fly.
Since graduating in 2017, Patnode did an internship with Iowa’s strength and conditioning program as well as with the strength and conditioning program at Ohio State, where one of the teams he worked with was swimming and diving. He then spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant with the swim program at Oakland. Under head coach Peter Hovland, Patnode helped the men’s program win its 41st and 42nd consecutive conference championship and the women’s 25th and 26th consecutive championship.