Brittany Roth Named Swimming And Diving Team’s Head Coach
Roth Coached Under Interim Tag Last Season
DENTON – Brittany Roth has been named North Texas’ head swimming and diving coach, Vice President and director of athletics Wren Baker announced today. Roth was the interim head coach for the 2016-17 season.
“After having watched Brittany coach this season, we are excited to remove the interim tag and name her our full-time head coach of the Mean Green swimming and diving program,” Baker said. “We believe Brittany can elevate this program into one that will compete for Conference USA championships, and more importantly, we believe she will help develop the individuals on this team into responsible students and great representatives of the University of North Texas.”
In its first season under Roth, the North Texas swimming and diving program saw several program firsts and new records set. The 2016-17 squad matched its highest finish (fourth) at the Conference USA Championship, having six members of the team medal in three different events. The squad finished the season 6-4 in dual meets, including a first-place showing at the Little Rock Invitational and a dual meet victory over TCU.
“I am overcome with excitement and joy about this opportunity,” Roth said. “I am grateful for the confidence and support that Wren Baker and his team have shown me throughout the last year. I have enjoyed being part of the Mean Green family the last four years and I’m thrilled to continue my work with these tremendous student-athletes at this incredible university.”
In one year under Roth, the Mean Green sent four swimmers to the USA Winter Nationals in Atlanta for the first time in program history. Additionally, five North Texas records fell under Roth’s leadership. North Texas posted five NCAA “B” standard times, had six swimmers land on the all-conference team, and continued to excel academically with a 3.15 team grade-point average, with seven student-athletes achieving a 4.0 and 17 above a 3.5.
“Our swimming and diving team has consistently rewritten the record book each year over the course of the last four years, and it is the commitment, drive, and determination of our student-athletes that allows them to leave their mark on our record book,” Roth added.