Reed Robelot is in his fifth season with the H2Okies as an assistant swimming coach for the men and women’s programs. Over the past four seasons, Robelot has helped elevate Virginia Tech swimming and diving to three-consecutive top-25 finishes for both the men’s and women’s team. He has coached six All-Americans and nine ACC Champions, and helped sign five top-20 recruiting classes.
Robelot helped the H2Okies to 18th-place finishes for both the men’s and women’s squads at the 2012 NCAA Championship. In 2013, the men’s team finished in second-place at the ACC Championship, and both squads took their largest contingent in school history to the NCAA Championship. Last season, the H2Okie’s men’s squad won the ACC Championship for the first time and finished in the top 20 at NCAAs for the third-consecutive year.
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 Sun Belt Conference Championships. He also coached the men’s team to a Sun Belt title in the 2009-2010 season. During Robelot’s tenure at WKU, he coached numerous Sun Belt Conference champions, record holders, NCAA qualifiers and an 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, Louisiana, native served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Houston’s 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 spent four years as the 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.