Rebels Add Two To Coaching Staff
Oct. 5, 2005
LAS VEGAS - Paul Davidson and Aaron Workman have been named assistant swimming coaches for the men's and women's teams at UNLV, head coach Jim Reitz announced Wednesday. The two replace Rick Pratt, who left in September to take over as head coach for the swimming program at New Mexico State, and for Jamie Maier, who left in May to pursue other professional opportunities.
"It was a major stroke of good fortune that we were able to get two coaches of this caliber to accept positions on our staff here," said Reitz.
Davidson has five years of collegiate coaching experience, having spent three years as an assistant at Michigan from 1994-1996, and the last two years as an assistant at California Lutheran, where. He has also spent the last nine years at head coach for Conejo Simi Aquatics in Simi Valley, Calif., where he developed several Olympic Trials and National Championship qualifiers. Davidson is a 1998 graduate of UC Irvine with a bachelor of arts degree in film studies and comparative literature. He was a member of the UCI water polo team from 1980-85, and helped them to the 1982 NCAA Championship.
Workman was head coach at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., from 2002-03, and served as assistant coach at Wittenberg University the next season. A four-time All-American at Kentucky, he helped the Wildcats to four straight top-20 finishes and swam in the 2000 Olympic Trials. He received a bachelor of science degree in broadcasting from UK in 2001.