WESTFIELD - Darrick Thomas has been named boys and girls swimming and diving coach at Westfield High School.
As head coach, he will oversee the long-term athletic development for all student athletes.
Thomas comes to Westfield from Carmel Swim Club and Carmel High School, where he served as the head age group coach for the club, and an assistant with the High School.
Thomas-coached swimmers have broken more than 25 club and more than 10 Indiana swimming records. He has produced multiple top 10 ranked swims and multiple number 1 ranked swims nationally.
Thomas previously coached at Race Aquatics in Bowling Green, Ky., where he served as head coach from 2012-2014. Prior to Race Aquatics, he was as an assistant coach at the storied Nashville Aquatic Club from 2010-2012.
Thomas is not new to Indiana, having been the head coach for Zionsville Swim Club from 2005-2010. In addition, he coached at the USA Swimming Gold Medal Club Lakeside Seahawks, and has collegiate coaching experience with Western Kentucky University.
"Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the sport. As both a lead and an assistant coach, he has had remarkable success at all of his previous coaching positions. Over his career, he has led swimmers to the United States Olympic Trials, as well as developed individual Age Group Champions in Kentucky and Indiana. Regardless of age or ability, Darrick has demonstrated the capability to improve athletes both in and out of the pool," said Bill Davis, Westfield athletics director.
Thomas currently lives in Carmel with his wife Jen, and their children Kiarra, Garreth, and Alden.