MARQUETTE, Mich. - Jonathan Wilson has been named thehead women's swimming coach at Northern Michigan University.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He takes over for Chris Coraggio whoresigned last July.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Bob Laughna servedas the interim head coach for the past season.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wilson has been the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach atRipon College since 1996.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
He led the Red Hawks women to a sixth place finish at the2003 Midwest Conference Swimming and Diving Championships and the men werefifth at the meet. ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The women hadfinished in eighth place the two previous years at the championship meet.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For his effort, Wilson was named the 2003Midwest Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year.
"I am very excited for this opportunity," Wilsonsaid.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ "There is excitement aroundthe swimming program again.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I can'twait to get to Marquette to get started."
A 1995 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Pointwith a bachelor's degree in health promotion and wellness, where he was anAll-American freestyler and is a member of the Hall of Fame started at Riponwith five women and two men on the team.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wilson was the associate head women's soccer coach for the Red Hawksduring the 2002 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Since 2001,Wilson has been the aquatic center manager for the City of Berlin, Wis.
He just completed his course work at Ripon for his educationdegree in physical education and health.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Wilson and his wife, Faith, have three children: Tyler, Connor andAshley.