M.S. Georgia State University, Education & Sports Administration
B.A. Virginia Tech, Broadcasting & Communications Studies
serving as Director of Aquatics, Crew Supervisor and Head Coach of the
Warren Wilson College pool and swimming team, Coach Andrew Pulsifer
enters his fourth year with the Owls, building on 26 years of experience
coaching college teams, clubs, masters and recreational swimmers,
triathletes, clinics and all sorts of people wanting to improve
themselves. The enthusiasm generated during his first three years
remains key, as the varsity record book continues to be re-written with a
high quality group of students living, working and thriving in this
beautiful mountain setting.
Coach Pulsifer strives for a balanced
approach in guiding this college team that competes in the Appalachian
Swimming Conference. With academics, work crews and service as the
school's Triad focus, athletics is essential in completing the
experience, with student-athletes regularly enjoying the highest grade
point averages, better time management skills and higher levels of
fitness and health. All awesome habits that last a lifetime!
to arriving in Asheville, Andrew worked for outdoor gear specialists,
L.L.Bean in Customer Satisfaction and Retail, and on Maine's coastal
waters with their Outdoor Discovery School as a Registered Maine Sea
Before that, Andrew spent five years teaching
and head coaching the men's swimming team at Washington and Lee
University, and another seven at Emory University assisting for both
men's & women's teams (and teaching physical education) where he
helped to groom hundreds of students-athletes. Add it all up and Andrew
has sent swimmers to 20 NCAA or NAIA National Swimming Championships
with over 40 of them earning some form of NCAA individual National
title, NCAA All-America honor, GTE Academic All-America award and/or
NCAA top-10 team award.
Andrew always finds his way to local open
water and pool meets , and has continued to compete with and/or coach
masters groups while living in Georgia, Virginia, Maine, and now
Asheville, North Carolina. He's a seven-time U.S. Masters Swimming
National Champion. While attending Va. Tech, Andrew qualified for the
USA National Championships from 1986-1988 and swam for the Mission Bay
Makos, helping to win the team championships at the 1987 USA Swimming
Short Course National Championships in Boca Raton, Florida.
WWC Owls swimming team looks for students who love being college
athletes, who find the fun in training, enjoy the camaraderie of a team
effort, setting and achieving goals and creating lifelong friendships.
Coach Pulsifer loves to share tips, training sets and techniques that
have helped hundreds of athletes make subtle and dramatic improvements
to their strokes, body awareness and fitness levels while training and
competing. If this appeals to you, please contact him today!