position Assistant Coach
Michael Hulme is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Ohio State swimming programs. He was named to his position prior to the 2016-17 season.
A member of Ohio State’s 2010 Big Ten championship team, Hulme returned to his alma mater after making coaching stops at Purdue, Michigan State, and Denver. At Denver, he helped lead the Pioneers to two Summit League Championships on both the men’s and women’s side, as well as guiding the women to their first Mid-Major Championship.
“This is a dream come true for me,” said Hulme on his return to Columbus. “I’ve loved Ohio State since I was a kid. My dad swam here, I swam here, and this is where I want to be. My family and friends have all been beyond supportive and encouraging of me, and they’re all excited to see me back in the Scarlet and Gray.”
Hulme experienced another championship with the Buckeyes in 2020, as he helped lead the women’s swimming and diving team to the Big Ten Conference championship. The men’s team was runner-up last year.
“Excellence is an expectation and everyone has such a passion to succeed here,” said Hulme. “I am very excited and proud to be a part of Ohio State athletics and these swimming programs.”
A four-year letterwinner as a Buckeye, Hulme also received Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors all four years and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. He graduated in 2011 with a double major in economics and political science.
Hulme, who is from Bozeman, Montana, had an impressive swimming resume as a competitor. He qualified for and competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 27th in the 400 individual medley; he also swam in the 2008 U.S. Open, the 2009 U.S. World Championship Trials, the 2010 National Championships and the 2011 U.S. Nationals/World Championship Trials.
Hulme and his wife, Ariel, a 2011 graduate of Purdue University and an All-American swimmer and Olympic Trials qualifier, have a young son, Bridger.