|Alma Mater:||Westminster College|
Zachary Gebhardt was named an assistant coach with the University of California men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs in October of 2018. The 2019-20 season is his second with the Tritons.
During the 2018-19 season, Gebhardt helped the Tritons to 31 All-America accolades as well as 23 All-America honorable mentions at the NCAA Championships.
Gebhardt came to La Jolla from the University of Mount Union, where he served as an Assistant Swim Coach and Recruitment Coordinator for over two years. He coached the men’s team to a 10-1 season and a third-place finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Championships, and the women’s team to a second-place finish at the OAC Championships.
While at the Championships, the Raiders set seven individual and two relay school records. Six swimmers qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships under Gebhardt, with one becoming an All-American in the 500 free.
During the summer, Gebhardt assisted with Stanford University’s International Swim Camp. He designed and led daily dryland sessions for campers, provided on-deck coaching, and presented video review of drills in the classroom.
Prior to his time at Mount Union, Gebhardt coached various club and high school swim teams in Pennsylvania. His teams included Moon Aqua Club, Moon Area High School, and Allegheny Mountain Swimming.
Gebhardt began his coaching career while obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Westminster College. He served as the team’s assistant coach while also a full-time student. Gebhardt went on to complete a fellowship with the American Swimming Coaches Association.