The reintroduced Monmouth University swimming program announced the hiring of Nicole Alsobrooks as an assistant coach in August 2015. Alsobrooks brings a wide range of athletic experience to the program. The Jackson, N.J. native was a swim coach, high school coordinator, and aquatic assistant at her local Ocean County YMCA.
As the Aquatics Director and Assistant Swim Coach, she will oversee all aquatic operations while assisting longtime coach Matt Nunnally, who was hired on April 13 to lead the first swim teams at Monmouth in over two decades. “I am excited to welcome Nicole to the swimming coaching staff,” Nunnally said. “Nicole’s background as a competitive swimmer and track runner as well as her specific skill set of working with sprint athletes in the areas of strength and speed will be positive assets that she brings to the coaching staff.”
As a standout runner at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Alsobrooks was the co-captain of the women’s track and field team. The outdoor and indoor sprinter set two event records as a freshman and never looked back, as she would continue to set both individual and team records as a member of the Demon Deacons. In the spring of 2010, Alsobrooks was named to the All-Athletic Coastal Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Alsobrooks revived her track and field career in 2013 when she became an assistant coach at her alma mater Jackson Memorial High School, a place where she was named first team All-Shore Conference in addition to all-county and all-state teams.
“Her experience as a track runner at Wake Forest has given her a good understanding of the expectations placed on athletes at the division one level,” Nunnally added. “She will be a big benefit to the swim program as we look to build a winning program in the MAAC Conference. Nicole’s connection to the New Jersey swimming community and her strong ties to Ocean County will be valuable to our local recruiting efforts as we build the team.”
Alsobrooks will look to carry on the swim program’s highly successful history at Monmouth, who boasts Olympic gold medalists and eight members in the Monmouth Athletics Hall of Fame.
Alsobrooks currently resides in Toms River, NJ with her husband Justin and two daughters Genevieve and Alexa.