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A 13-time All-American, recent Hall of Famer at the University of Minnesota, and Olympic Trial participant, Stacy Busack begins her third season as a member of the University of Pittsburgh swimming and diving coaching staff.
Some of her primary duties include working with the sprinters and assisting in recruiting for the women’s squad.
“Stacy is one of the key reasons our sprinters have had so much success since she has been at Pitt,” said head coach Chuck Knoles. “It is gratifying to see Stacy relate with and help promote our swimmers’ understanding of what it takes to be a champion.”
Under Busack’s guidance, 25 women have set school records during her two years with the Panthers. She has also helped coach several individual standouts, including Blair Wegescheide, who posted an Olympic Trial cut in the 100-yard backstroke and narrowly missed an NCAA qualification in 2015.
Busack comes to Pittsburgh after spending the four years as a volunteer assistant coach at her Alma Mater of Minnesota. Along with assisting in every day collegiate coaching duties, Busack was the Age Group Coach for the Twin Cities Swim Team where she coached swimmers ages 10-14 in all facets of the sport.
One of the top freestyle swimmers in the country during her time as a Gopher from 2005-09, Busack was the Big Ten record holder in the 100 yard freestyle until only recently – a mark which she set during her senior campaign. She still maintains her claim on Minnesota’s school record in the same event.
Busack led the Gophers to the 2008 Big Ten team championship title and was an NCAA participant all four years of her career. She was a four-time Big Ten champion and collected 14 separate records at Minnesota.
Along with excelling in the pool, Busack was an Academic All-American and a three time Big Ten All-Academic performer. She earned her undergraduate degree in kinesiology and is currently working towards her masters in applied kinesiology exercise science.
"I have a lot of positive experiences to draw from as an athlete and now as a coach. I learned a lot from my coaches and I want to implement what I was taught. I am excited to use my coaching techniques at Pitt because I think I can make a positive impact."
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