FLORIDA ATLANTIC HIRES HEAD COACH
Lara Preacco was named head men’s and women’s swim coach at her alma mater.
The 1996 Swiss Olympian, former FAU assistant coach (since 2012), grad assistant (1998-2001) and former swimmer (1994-98) was named to replace veteran coach Steve Eckelkamp, whose contract was not renewed.
The FAU Athletics Hall of Famer is one of the few women named to head a Division I program in the country.
Preacco, a Ph.D., broke five Swiss national records and won 38 gold medals with the Swiss national team. At FAU she was MVP in 1995-96 and team captain the following season. Preacco earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at Western Michigan University.