Emmett Walling, a former standout swimmer at USC, joined the UC San Diego swimming and diving staff as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season.
A native of Manasquan, N.J., Walling spent two seasons at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla., before swimming at USC in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Specializing in sprint freestyle and breaststroke, serving as a senior co-captain after placing 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.02) at the 2010 NCAA Championships as a junior.
Walling was part of Indian River's 34th and 35th straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) crowns in 2008 and 2009. He set NJCAA records in 2009 in the 50 free (19.43) and the 100 breast (53.83), earning Swimmer of the Meet distinction.
A USC, he majored in human performance.