Arcadia University Names Ryan Weathers Head Coach of Swimming
GLENSIDE, Pa., Thursday, July 22, 2010—Arcadia University has named Ryan Weathers, of Jenkintown, Pa., as its new head coach for men’s and women’s swimming.
“We are thrilled to have Ryan join our athletics staff,” says Shirley Liddle, Director of Athletics at Arcadia. “His experiences as a national champion student-athlete and his coaching background will make our program more competitive among our conference opponents. His local connections will assist in our recruiting efforts, and his commitment to the sport of swimming will afford our student-athletes the ability to improve as athletes and to achieve life skills through the sport of swimming.”
Weathers is a health and physical education teacher, athletic director, and varsity swimming coach for the Abington School District. He has worked in Sea Isle, N.J., for the past 10 summers as a professional rescuer, CPR/ AED instructor, junior lifeguard instructor, open water competitor and EMT. Over his career, Weathers has been involved as an instructor or coach for five different swimming organizations. Before joining Abington, he served as the Head Recruiting and Assistant Swim Coach at West Chester University.
As a student-athlete, Weathers was a member of the swim team at West Chester University (1999-03), earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and teacher certification with a minor in coaching, along with membership in the Phi Epsilon Kappa honors fraternity. As swim captain, Weathers led the relay team to West Chester’s first-ever Division II national championship. He was a two-time NCAA Division II National Champion and 25- time All American. Weathers also earned the West Chester Male Scholar Athlete of the Year twice in his college career and earned the ECAC Division II Male scholar Athlete of the Year award.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and the national leader in study abroad. Arcadia competes in the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation (MAC), with membership in the Commonwealth and Middle Atlantic conferences. The 2009 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University 1st in the nation among master’s universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.