WARNING:
You are using an outdated browser that will cause usability and security issues.
We strongly recommend upgrading your browser...

Learn More
$0.00
   
Augie Busch
Todd DeSorbo
Sam Busch
Tyler Fenwick
Clif Robbins
Blaire Bachman
Lizzy Lagasse
Wes Foltz
Lizzy Lagasse
ANDREW SHEAFF

Coaches

Augie Busch

Todd DeSorbo Head Coach

Todd DeSorbo was hired as the head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach in August 2017.

Virginia has set 16 women’s school records and 14 men’s school records in DeSorbo’s four years. The Cavaliers have amassed 179 All-American swims, 37 ACC individual and relay wins and a .750 dual meet winning percentage under DeSorbo’s tutelage.

The Virginia women have won three ACC team titles, two ACC Swimmer of the Year Awards and two ACC Freshman of the Year honors. UVA’s men have recorded their best finishes at the ACC Championship in seven years and NCAA Championship in 10 years. In total, UVA has 24 individual and 13 relay ACC titles along with five NCAA individual titles and the first NCAA relay champion in school history during the last four seasons.

In his fourth year at the helm of the program, DeSorbo guided the women’s team to its first national championship and the first national title for an ACC team in the sport in NCAA history. Virginia won six national titles in individual and relay events at the NCAA Championships, the most ever by an ACC program. The Cavaliers had 12 athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (10 first team and two second team). Virginia also won its third women’s ACC Championship in four years, and league-record 17th overall.

Read More



Sam Busch

Tyler Fenwick Associate Head Coach

Tyler Fenwick joined the UVA coaching staff in August 2017 as the men’s and women’s associate head coach, working with the mid-distance, distance and individual medley swimmers.

Fenwick helped guide Virginia’s women’s team to the program’s first NCAA Championship in 2020-21. UVA won six national titles in individual and relay events at the NCAA Championships, the most ever by an ACC program. The Cavaliers had 12 athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (10 first team and two second team). Virginia also won its third women’s ACC Championship in four years, and league-record 17th overall. The men’s team had its best finish at NCAA’s since 2011, placing ninth overall, and picked up 28 All-America honors. Matt Brownstead won ACC titles in the 50 free and 100 free and the men’s team had five All-ACC honors.

The women’s team won its second ACC title in three years during the 2019-20 season and 16th title in program history. The women’s team set an ACC record for most points scored at the conference championships as the team captured 10 ACC titles and earned 17 All-ACC honors. Fenwick also helped the men’s team to its best finish since 2013, placing second at the conference meet. He coached Ted Schubert to a pair of ACC titles as the senior won the 200 and 400 IM. The men’s team earned six All-ACC honors at the meet.

Read More



Clif Robbins

Blaire Bachman Associate Head Coach

Blaire Bachman joined the UVA coaching staff in August 2017 as an assistant coach, serving as the women’s recruiting coordinator and primary coach for the upper middle distance training group. Since arriving in Charlottesville, Bachman has aided in the recruitment of the No. 1 & No. 2 women’s recruiting classes and No. 3 & No. 9 men’s recruiting classes in the NCAA.

Bachman helped guide Virginia’s women’s team to the program’s first NCAA Championship in 2020-21. UVA won six national titles in individual and relay events at the NCAA Championships, the most ever by an ACC program. The Cavaliers had 12 athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (10 first team and two second team). Virginia also won its third women’s ACC Championship in four years, and league-record 17th overall.

In her third year with the Cavaliers, Bachman helped the women’s team secure the ACC Championship title with the highest point score in history and the men’s team finishing as the runner-up in February 2020. Among those athletes representing Virginia, she helped coached Paige Madden to three ACC individual titles and ACC Female Athlete of the Year award. Additionally middle distance athletes, Ella Nelson and Abigail Richter set UVA school records in the 400 IM and 200 breaststroke.

In 2018-19, Bachman coached six athletes to the NCAA Championships with Zach Fong, Paige Madden, Emma Seiberlich and Abby Richter earning All-America honors. Madden represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games. Her athletes helped the Cavalier women finish sixth at the NCAA Championships, the third best finish in program history, and the men’s team record its best finish since 2011, placing 10th overall.

Read More



Clif Robbins

Wes Foltz Assistant Coach

Wes Foltz was named a Virginia swimming assistant coach in August 2017.

Foltz helped guide Virginia’s women’s team to the program’s first NCAA Championship in 2020-21. UVA won six national titles in individual and relay events at the NCAA Championships, the most ever by an ACC program. The Cavaliers had 12 athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (10 first team and two second team). Virginia also won its third women’s ACC Championship in four years, and league-record 17th overall. The men’s team had its best finish at NCAA’s since 2011, placing ninth overall, and picked up 28 All-America honors. Matt Brownstead won ACC titles in the 50 free and 100 free and the men’s team had five All-ACC honors.

Foltz helped coach the upper sprint group and worked with all four strokes during the 2019-20 season. He helped the women’s team capture their 16th ACC title and second title since he joined the staff in 2017. Paige Madden was named the ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Swimmer of the Meet, while Kate Douglass was named the ACC Freshman Swimmer of the Year. The men’s team earned its best finish at the ACC Championships since 2013, finishing as the conference runner-up. Combined, Virginia recorded 12 ACC titles and 23 All-ACC honors.

During the 2018-19 season, Foltz aided the Cavaliers with a sixth-place NCAA finish on the women’s side and a 10th-place finish on the men’s side. Foltz coached Megan Moroney, Kaki Christensen, Keefer Barnum, Cooper Wozencraft and Casey Storch to All-America honors

Read More



Clif Robbins

Andrew Sheaff Assistant Coach

Andrew Sheaff joined the Cavalier coaching staff in April of 2018 after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the program the year prior.

Sheaff helped guide Virginia’s women’s team to the program’s first NCAA Championship in 2020-21. UVA won six national titles in individual and relay events at the NCAA Championships, the most ever by an ACC program. The Cavaliers had 12 athletes named to CSCAA All-America Teams (10 first team and two second team). Virginia also won its third women’s ACC Championship in four years, and league-record 17th overall. The men’s team had its best finish at NCAA’s since 2011, placing ninth overall, and picked up 28 All-America honors. Matt Brownstead won ACC titles in the 50 free and 100 free and the men’s team had five All-ACC honors.

Sheaff helped the women’s team win the 2020 ACC title, the program’s 16th conference win. The Cavaliers set an ACC meet record for most points scored at the meet. Paige Madden was named the ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Swimmer of the Meet, while Kate Douglass was named the ACC Freshman Swimmer of the Year. The men’s team earned its best finish at the ACC Championships since 2013, finishing as the conference runner-up. Combined, Virginia recorded 12 ACC titles and 23 All-ACC honors.

In Sheaff’s first year with the Cavaliers, Virginia recorded its third-best finish in school history at the Women’s NCAA Championships and its best finish at the men’s NCAA Championships since 2011, placing sixth and 10th, respectively.He helped the women’s team finish second at the ACC Championships, the 12th consecutive top-two finish for the program. The men placed third at the meet.

Sheaff was a volunteer coach with Virginia during the 2017-18 season, working alongside the current staff in DeSorbo’s first year as the head coach of the program. With the help of Sheaff, the Cavaliers recorded nine school records and five ACC titles in addition to seeing 60 performances rank in the top 10 on Virginia’s all-time list. Sheaff aided the program in administrative tasks and assisted in planning and execution of daily training.

Read More