Ohio State director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott announced on Friday that Kyle Patnode and Mike Sullivan will serve as volunteer assistant coaches with the program this season. Patnode and Sullivan are both familiar with Big Ten swimming as they were four-year letterwinners at Iowa and Wisconsin, respectively.
“I’m excited for Mike Sullivan and Kyle Patnode to join our program for this upcoming season,” said Bill Dorenkott. “We believe that both young men have the human qualities to take them far in the profession. To be a coach at The Ohio State University is a privilege and comes with great expectations. Our program values our volunteer assistant position and is dedicated to helping coaches grow professionally. Personally, I was provided similar opportunities at the start of my career and, in turn, have committed to pay it forward to the next generation to lead our sport.”
Patnode was a four-year