Eleanore Stevens enters her second season as the Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's swimming and diving full-time assistant coach.
In 2018-19, WashU finished the year with its seventh consecutive top-25 finishes for the men and women. The men produced a program best fifth place finish as the Bears combined for nine All-American finishes and two event national championships. Brandon Lum won the 200 butterfly, while Peyton Wilson, Kevin Van Cleave, Andrew Pek and Chase Van Patten paired together for the first relay national title in team history, winning the 400 medley relay.
Stevens joined the WashU staff after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at McKendree University. She also served as aquatics director at the McKendree Metro Rec Plex.
In her time at McKendree Stevens helped head coach Jimmy Tierney get the new swimming and diving program off the ground. In 2017-18, the Bearcats finished fourth in both the men’s and women’s standings at the GLVC Championship, and the team posted 10 All-America efforts at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships. In addition, nine Bearcats earned Scholar All-America honors.
Stevens began her coaching career in 2015-16, spending one season as a volunteer assistant at Colgate University.
As a student-athlete, she was a four-year letterwinner at Youngstown State University and twice earned the program's Most Inspirational Award. Stevens also earned Scholar-Athlete honors all four years while at Youngstown State.
A native of Lexington, Ohio, she graduated from Youngstown State in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in general studies with concentrations in business and education. Stevens earned a master’s degree in business administration from McKendree in 2018.
Updated July 9, 2019