Following its first season in decades, the reintroduced Monmouth swimming program has announced the addition of Steve Levine as an assistant coach. After spending all of last year as a volunteer assistant, Levine returns to his alma mater in a full-time role. The Ocean, NJ resident was a member of Monmouth’s swim and water polo programs from 1979-1983.
“I am excited to welcome Steve to the coaching staff on a full-time basis,” said Monmouth head coach Matt Nunnally. “He has displayed a true passion for coaching swimming. This passion along with a strong knowledge of technical aspects of the sport will be a major asset to our program moving forward.”
Under his tutelage, Levine has seen two athletes selected to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team, as well as send swimmers to a USA Swimming Sectional, Junior Olympic Final and Junior National Qualifier. Including four Shore Conference and Monmouth County Champions, Levine has guided various athletes that have ultimately been successful at all college-level swim programs.
Levine brings more than 12 years of age group coaching experience to the program, most recently with the Monmouth Barracudas in Neptune, NJ. He is a coach-member of USA Swimming and the American Swimming Coaches Association having achieved level 3 certification.
In addition to coaching, Levine has 11 years of experience as an ocean lifeguard in various locations throughout New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida.
“Steve has strong ties to the shore swimming community,” added Nunnally. “Having coached club swimming in Monmouth County for many years, Steve has well-established relationships with many club and high school coaches.”