Chris Bals, Geena Freriks Complete Ball State Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff

Elwanda Tulloch

Ball State swimming & diving head coach J. Agnew has completed his staff for the upcoming season with the hiring of Chris Bals as an assistant coach and the addition of Geena Freriks as a graduate assistant coach.

Bals, a graduate assistant coach for the Cardinals for the past two seasons, has helped Ball State student-athletes break seven program records during his time on staff. This past season, the men’s program scored its highest point total at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships since the 2006 campaign. In addition, the women’s squad achieved its best MAC Championships point total since the 2014 season.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Bals for four years as a collegiate swimmer and two years as my graduate assistant.” Agnew said. “His work ethic, passion for the sport, and drive to help student-athletes excel in and out of the pool are unparalleled. We

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