Georgia Southern head swimming and diving coach resigns

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  • Head swimming and diving coach Laura Thomas resigned from her position Thursday afternoon. 

Brendan Ward

The head swimming and diving coach of Georgia Southern University has resigned.

Coach Laura Thomas’ resignation was announced by Tom Kleinlein, GS athletic director, Thursday. Thomas will leave the team on June 30.

“I would like to thank Laura for her service to the University these past two seasons. Coach Thomas developed a program where the ladies performed in the pool and excelled in the classroom,” Kleinlein said in a press release. “We wish her well in her future endeavors and now turn our attention to filling this vacancy.”

Thomas was hired in June 2016 and led the GS team to two fourth place finishes at the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Championship the past two years.

GS’s season ended last weekend at the CCSA Championship in Athens.

A search for a new head coach will be conducted by the GS Athletic Department.


Thomas resigned for personal reasons, Bryan Johnston, associate athletics director for athletics communications, said.