June 27, 2019

Wolfrum Named UCLA Head Coach of Swimming & Diving


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jordan Wolfrum, associate head coach of the Ohio State swimming & diving team, has been named the seventh head coach of swimming & diving at UCLA, the department announced on Thursday.

During her five-season run in Columbus, the Ohio State women compiled an impressive 48-9 record in dual meets and finished top-25 at the NCAA Championships on four occasions. The Buckeyes finished with just one dual meet loss in three of her five seasons (2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18), and finished third at the B1G Championships in each of the past two years.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity being presented to Jordan as the new head coach at UCLA,” said Bill Dorenkott, director of swimming & diving. “From day one as a Buckeye, Jordan established herself as a student-athlete’s coach. She has a holistic perspective of the student-athlete experience and values the challenges required to be truly elite.”

Wolfrum also helped the OSU men – who began competition prior to 2017-18 – to a 12-4 record over two seasons and a ninth-place finish at this year’s NCAAs.

She had a hand in practically every facet of the Ohio State swim program, serving as the recruiting coordinator while taking the lead on compliance, team culture, academics, and budgeting. She also implemented a student-athlete development program centered on leadership and career growth.

On the pool deck, she worked mostly with the program’s middle distance swimmers, helping produce nine NCAA qualifiers and seven school record-holders.

Wolfrum returns to the head coaching position after spending the 2012-13 season at the helm of the College of Saint Benedict swimming & diving team.

“On a personal level, it has been an honor to share the pool deck with Jordan over the past five years,” Dorenkott added. “To have a front row seat to her growth as a coach and person has been truly remarkable. Full credit to Jordan for taking full advantage of the support and resources available within Ohio State Athletics.”