Linfield Wildcats

May 01, 2014
Coaching staff change underway
Position Announcement
Linfield College director of athletics Scott Carnahan announced Thursday that Gary  Gutierrez, the head men's and women's swimming coach and aquatics director at Linfield for 16 years, will not return to those positions in 2014-15. Carnahan said a national search for a replacement is expected to begin soon. Gutierrez will remain as a part-time instructor within the Health, Human Performance and Athletics department.
Gutierrez directed the Linfield swimming program since 1998. During his tenure as coach, the Linfield men won the Northwest Conference championship once, were runners-up three times, and placed third on five other occasions. His highest women's conference finish was second place in 2003, and the Wildcats earned three other third-place showings.
He was named NWC women's coach of the year in 2002 and 2003 and was honored as NWC men's coach of the year in 2005 and 2007.
Gutierrez is the longest tenured coach the swim program's history. In dual meets, Gutierrez's men compiled a 70-56 win-loss record while the women were 55-80 in head-to-head competitions. Under his guidance, Linfield swimmers set 13 individual event records and one relay record.
“I want to thank Gary for his contributions to Linfield student-athletes and the swimming program over the last 16 years,” said Carnahan.
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Gary Gutierrez
Coached individuals to 13 school records