SEATTLE — Seattle U swimming head coach Craig Nisgor announced the addition of Lauren Malthaner to the Redhawks’ staff for the 2019-20 season. 

“I am very excited to have Lauren join our staff this upcoming season,” said Nisgor. “She did a great job at [University of the] Pacific and her knowledge, experience and excitement is something that will really add to the pool deck and our team this year. We have talked a lot about our team and the direction we are heading in and she is totally on board and ready to help us go to the next level.”

Malthaner comes to Seattle after spending the 2018-19 campaign in Stockton, Calif., as an assistant for the Tigers. During her stint at Pacific, Malthaner was responsible for the creation and leading training workouts as well as recruiting in addition to other duties. 

A native of Spokane, Wash., Malthaner swam Breaststroke as she competed collegiately at Fresno Pacific, helping the Sunbirds appear in four-straight NAIA Championships and lifted overall women’s swim titles in 2010 and 2011. Malthaner also captured individual success on the big stage, winning silver in the 100-yard and 200-yard Breaststroke during the 2012 NAIA Championships and earned gold in the 200-yard event in 2011. 

Malthaner graduated from Fresno Pacific in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and is working towards her Master’s Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Other previous coaching experience for Malthaner includes a head coaching role at Menlo School and primary direction at King’s Swim Academy. 

“I’m happy to be able to be part of the Redhawk staff and want to thank Craig for the opportunity,” said Malthaner. “The program has been on the upswing in the recent years and I’m excited and look forward to jumping in and starting to work with the team.”