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Pitt swimming and diving signs 12 new athletes

Katie Hazelton is the new head diving coach and brings her experience to Pitt after working for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games as diving technical operations manager. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 2, 2018

Pitt’s swimming and diving program announced 12 new additions to the upcoming 2018-19 season on Friday. These dozen athletes join the seven other members of the Class of 2018, announced last November. “We believe that each of these kids has the potential to leave Pitt as an accomplished student and a phenomenal athlete,” Pitt head coach John Hargis sai...

Lyke’s plan: new hires in Pitt Athletics

Jeff Capel, previous Duke assistant coach and notorious top recruiter, is Pitt’s newest head men’s basketball coach. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

In her first year as Pitt’s athletic director, Heather Lyke quickly received a six-year extension to her contract at the end of April. Jumping right into a hectic season, Lyke hired six new head coaches to begin leading in the 2018-19 season, each one building their own unique coaching staffs. The whol...

Katie Hazelton brings fighting spirit to Pitt diving

Katie Hazelton was hired as the new head coach of Pitt Diving in June. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

When an athlete suffers a severe, life-altering injury, it usually means the end of a career — time to hang up the jersey, pack up the gym bag and abruptly find a new way to pass the hours. Unless that athlete is Katie Hazelton. Hazelton, the new head coach of Pitt diving — brought on by Athletic Director Hea...

Diving into a new season: Pitt swimming and diving back in competition

The Panthers swim team recorded a cumulative 621.0 to 288.0 win over their three opponents — Miami, Michigan State and James Madison — at a meet last Friday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

Many of the Pitt aquatic athletes have left opponents in the dust — or more appropriately, in chlorine-laced dihydrogen monoxide — during their first meets. It’s early in the season, but Pitt is already showing promise for future performances. In their first dual meet this year, the Panthers split the outin...

ICYMI: Summer sports timeline

Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi enters his third season with the Panthers. (TPN file photo)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

August 22, 2017

April 28 - Football head coach Pat Narduzzi dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni for disciplinary reasons. April 28-29 - Five Panthers are selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, including James Conner, who the Steelers picked in round three. May 2 - Gymnastics head coach Debbie Yohman ret...

Hazelton hired as diving head coach

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke hired two coaches this week, filling vacancies in diving and gymnastics. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 16, 2017

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke filled another head coaching position Thursday, hiring Katie Hazelton as diving head coach. Hazelton has spent the past four-and-a-half years with the Duke Diving Club and will take over for 38-year head coach Julian Krug, who retired in April. "We are thri...

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