August 2, 2021

Matt Bowe Named Senior Associate Head Coach


COLUMBUS, Ohio –Matt Bowe has been named senior associate head coach of men’s swimming, director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott announced Monday.

“I am excited to announce the elevation of Matt Bowe to senior associate head coach of the Ohio State men’s swimming program,” Dorenkott said. “Matt is more than deserving of this promotion as a result of his dedication to and production for our program. He has played an integral part in the success of our team over the past four seasons and we look forward to what’s to come with Matt in this role.”

Bowe, who is entering his fifth season on the Buckeyes’ coaching staff, is promoted from associate head coach of the men’s program. The Buckeyes have placed in the top three at the Big Ten Championships and earned two consecutive Top Ten finishes at the NCAA Championships in Bowe’s tenure with the team.

“I am thankful for the trust that the Ohio State athletic department and Bill Dorenkott have in me to take on this role,” Bowe said. “The past four years have been fun to be a part of, and watching the student-athletes grow and seeing the culture of our team evolve has been extremely rewarding. I am excited to continue to develop the program further and support our student-athletes in the pursuit of their goals both in and out of the pool.”

In four seasons at Ohio State, Bowe has coached the men to over 50 All-America honors. He has helped the team to four Big Ten individual titles and has also played an important role in the development of Ohio State’s most recent Olympians, including 2020 gold medalist Hunter Armstrong and Ruslan Gaziev.

“Matt has established himself as one of the top young coaches in the NCAA,” Dorenkott added. “He is respected by his peers and beloved by the student-athletes he coaches. Matt’s gift is his ability to connect with young people and his EQ is off the charts and that allows for high levels of both trust and performance. Ohio State is fortunate to call him a Buckeye.”

Bowe, from Silecroft in Cumbria, UK, came to Ohio State after spending time as an assistant coach at Indiana, Eastern Michigan and Loughborough University. He graduated from Loughborough in 2009 with a BSc First Class Honours in Sports Science and Management and received his master’s degree in Sport Management from Eastern Michigan.