Rapien and Nennig Join Cleveland State Coaching Staff

by Josh Huger (MrUtopia)

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Created October 3rd, 2012 06:33:50 AM

Modified October 3rd, 2012 06:33:50 AM

Cleveland State recently announced the additions of Kevin Rapien and Bailey Nennig as assistant coaches for the 2012-13 season.

Rapien comes to CSU from the University of North Dakota, where he spent the last two seasons as the Head Assistant Coach. During his time at UND, Rapien was the Distance Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. His swimmers broke three school records and posted three NCAA B-cuts.

"Kevin has done a fantastic job in his coaching career at the age group, high school and college levels." said Head Coach Wally Morton on CSUVikings.com. "His accomplishments at the University of North Dakota as the recruiting coordinator have given him the skills to continue to improve our team for years to come."

"Kevin has coached all swimming events over the years but his expertise in sprinting will be particularly helpful with his assigned responsibilities," Morton added.

Nennig most recently comes from a high school coaching and Aquatic director position in her native state of Wisconsin.

As a student-athlete Nennig competed for fellow Horizon League foe Milwaukee-Wisconsin. During her time with the Panthers she served as a team camptain and was named second team All-League  as a junior.

"Bailey was an outstanding swimmer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee but she's been a professional coach the last few years," Morton said.  "She has a wealth of experience not only with her coaching, but with being one of the finest swimmers in UWM and Horizon League history."