June 21, 2017
PITTSBURGH - Megan Zarriello has been named Duquesne's assistant swimming coach.
A former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Wagner College, Zarriello joins the Dukes with two years of coaching experience at the Division I level.
“I want to welcome Megan to the Bluff and to our Duquesne family,” said Duquesne swimming and diving head coach David Sheets. "Megan brings with her a wealth of experience as a respected coach, recruiter and successful student-athlete. She impressed me with her love of the sport, knowledge of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and with a personality that will integrate well with present and future Duquesne Dukes. I’d like to add a special thanks to Rick Christensen and Katie Kresho for assisting us in the process.”
In her time at Wagner, Zarriello coached swimmers that have competed at the Olympic, National and NCAA Championship level.
Zarriello began her collegiate swimming career at the University of Maryland, where she concluded her freshman year as a top five performer in the 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 400 individual medley. A 2015 graduate of A-10 Conference member Fordham University, Zarriello was a top finisher for the Rams.
“I am very excited to be named the assistant swimming coach at Duquesne University,” said Zarriello. “I am looking forward to working with coach Sheets, diving coach Charlie Hauser and the rest of the Duquesne Athletics department. From the moment I walked onto campus, I knew I wanted to be a part of this program and University. As a former swimmer in the A-10, I have been able to witness Duquesne’s rise to the top of the conference rankings. I am honored to be given the opportunity to be a part of this outstanding program.”
In addition to her undergraduate degree in psychology, Zarriello earned a master’s in business administration at Wagner.
“With our staff now complete, we are all—Charlie, Megan and myself—looking forward to this new chapter in Duquesne swimming and diving,” said Sheets.