May 7, 2013
PITTSBURGH - A 13-time All-American at the University of Minnesota and an Olympic Trial participant, Stacy Busack joins the University of Pittsburgh swimming and diving staff, as announced by head coach Chuck Knoles.
"We are excited to add a coach to the staff with Stacy's performance background, solid coaching experience and educational preparation," Knoles said. "As we move into the ACC, Stacy's presence on the staff will have a positive impact for the Pitt Panthers. We are happy to have Stacy join the Pitt family."
Busack comes to Pittsburgh after spending the past four years as a volunteer assistant coach at her Alam Mater of Minnesota. Along with assisting in every day collegiate coaching duties, Busack was also 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 is still the Big Ten record holder in the 100 yard freestyle which she set during her senior campaign.
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 is the school record holder in seven events (two individual, five relays).
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 her masters in Applied Kinesiology Exercise Science.
"I am really excited. When Chuck offered me the position, I told him I was hoping for his call because I think Pitt is a great school and they have a great program," Busack said. "I am excited to be a part of the program and help it grow and build upon the tradition that has been established, especially moving to the ACC.
"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."