Mandan News

Former student coaches win at Big Ten

Former Mandan student, and University of Minnesota head swim coach, Kelly Kremer, has been named the Big Ten swimming coach of the year, for the third-consecutive year.

As a senior at Mandan High School, Kremer was busy breaking records. The determination and will that fueled him during his high school performances continued to have its effects after graduation.

Beginning his coaching career the year he graduated, in 1988, he has continued to see success. From having been the personal coach for more than 100 NCAA All-American and/or All American consideration performance, to having coached teams at World Cup Meets, Kremer has excelled.

In 2011, Kremer became the first head coach of the combined men’s and women’s swimming and diving program at the University of Minnesota.

His coaching career at Minnesota has been met with a quite a bit of success. In 2012, Kremer and his team won the first of what would be three consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Continuing strong, on Feb. 24, the University of Minnesota came forward and seized the third straight Big Ten title.

Because of his coaching at the event, and his history as a strong coach, Kremer received his most recent award: the Big Ten swimming coach of the year.