Reed Robelot is entering his fourth season with the H2Okies as an assistant swimming coach for the men’s and women’s programs. Over the past three seasons, Robelot has helped elevate Virginia Tech swimming and diving, culminating in 18th-place finishes for both the men’s and women’s squads at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Last year, the men matched its program-best second-place finish at the ACC Championships and took its largest roster in school history to the NCAA Championships. The women's team, who also qualified a record number of student-athletes for NCAA's last year, made the leap from fourth to second in the ACC. Earning their highest ACC finish in program history, the H2Okie women also finished as a top 25 team in the NCAA. Along the way, the H2Okies have won numerous individual ACC titles, earned multiple NCAA All-America honors and signed six top 20 recruiting classes.
Prior to arriving in Blacksburg, Robelot spent the 2007-2010 seasons as head assistant coach of the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. There he helped coach the WKU women’s team to three consecutive Sunbelt Conference Championships and a men’s Sunbelt title in the 2009-2010 season. During Robelot’s tenure at WKU he coached numerous Sunbelt Conference champions, record holders, NCAA qualifiers and a NCAA finalist.
A three-year letter winner at Louisiana State University, Robelot was named to the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 1998-2002. The Baton Rouge, La., native served as a volunteer assistant coach for University of Houston women’s swimming and diving team and as the head coach for the Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports in 2006. As the head coach, Robelot trained a number of Junior National qualifiers and TAGS finalists.
Prior to his time in Houston, Robelot worked four years as senior assistant coach for the Crawfish Aquatics, a Senior Medal Level Club, while completing his master’s degree in sport pedagogy at LSU. During his stint with the Crawfish Aquatics, Robelot helped the team win three LSC Championships and coached with Senior National, Junior National, Top 16, AAAA qualifiers, and several LSC individual champions.