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Assistant Coach Pablo Marmolejo
Former West Virginia University swimming standout and Mexican National Team member Pablo Marmolejo joined the University of Delaware men's and women's swimming and diving staff in August, 2012 as an assistant coach.
A resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., he joins Delaware head coach John Hayman and assistant coach Rory Coleman in working with both Blue Hen teams in all aspects of the program while working closely with the team's sprinters.
Marmolejo (pronounced "mar-ma-lay-ho") earned his degree in sport management with a minor in business and communications in May, 2009 and his master's degree in public administration in 2011, both from West Virginia University. An outstanding student, he earned Dean's List honors and Big East Academic All-Star honors all four years and was named a CSCAA Scholar All-American in 2009.
He has been a member of the Mexican National Swimming Team since 2002 and has won 25 national titles and set 15 national records while representing his country at the Central American Games, World University Games, FINA World Championships, and at the Mexican Olympic Trials. He placed fourth in the 400 medley relay and 11th in the 100 butterfly at the 2011 Pan American Games and won a silver and bronze medal at the 2010 Central American Games in Puerto Rico. He is currently the Mexican National record holder in the 100 butterfly (long course) and 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley (short course).
Marmolejo enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career at West Virginia University in 2004-09 where he was a two-year team captain and earned NCAA honorable mention All-American honors in both 2006 and 2007. He was a three-time Big East champion in the 200 butterfly in 2005, 2006, and 2007 and set school and conference records in the 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley, and 800 freestyle relay. He earned the Alumni Scholarship Award as the standout swimmer of the senior class and was a 10-time Mountaineer Athlete of the Week.
He began his coaching career with the youth Casablanca Swim Club in Mexico City in 2001-03 and has served as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, West Virginia, in 2009-11 and with the Planet Swim School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Most recently, he swam under and worked with coach Sergio Lopez at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. Lopez was his college coach for three years at West Virginia.
Marmolejo served an internship at the Northwestern University Kellogg of School of Management in the summer of 2010.
Head Coach John Hayman
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Assistant Coach Rory Coleman
Diving Coach Kelly-Ayn McKay
Volunteer Assistant Coach Pablo Marmolejo