CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dawn Dill, the Mary Frances Wagley, '47 Head Coach of the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams, has announced she has resigned from her position with the Engineers. She has been with the MIT program for the past 12 years.
"During the past 12 years, I have had the good fortune of working with the MIT Swimming & Diving family," said Dill. "It has been a fulfilling, exciting and life-changing journey. Earlier this week, I made the hard decision to leave my role as the head coach of the MIT Swimming & Diving program so I could spend more time with my family. It was not an easy decision and I feel incredibly grateful and proud of my time here at MIT. I will certainly miss working with such motivated, talented, and hard working student-athletes, as well as an incredibly supportive administration. I would like to thank Julie Soriero, John Benedick and Barb Bolich for providing wonderful leadership. I would also like to thank Mary Frances Wagley '47 for her mentorship and generous support of the swimming and diving program. I look forward to following the success of the team both in and out of the pool."
A four-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Dill built the MIT swimming and diving program into one of the best in the nation. She guided the Engineers to six New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's titles and four NEWMAC championships for the women's squad. Her teams produced over 300 All-America performances during her tenure; with the programs producing four individual national titles and a combined 10 finishes in the top-10 at the NCAA Division III Championships in the final team standings.
"Dawn has taken both of our programs to a level of national success," remarked Julie Soriero, MIT's Director of Athletics. "Her leadership has been one of the driving forces behind our competitiveness and as much as I respect and understand her decision, she will be missed."
A national search for a replacement will begin immediately.