Nathan Kellogg - 2012
Nathan Kellogg has led the Georgia Southern swimming and diving program to one of its most successful eras in school history, and practically the whole record book has been rewritten under his tenure. Georgia Southern swimmers have set 44 school records during the past eight seasons.
He became the winningest coach in program history after GSU posted a 10-5 mark in 2011-12 and owns a 74-45 dual meet record. The Eagles took third at the 2012 CCSA Championships as Kristen Bates (100 breast) and Courtney Harrison (200 breast) won individual titles. Bates and diver Sara Meisenhelder were NCAA provisional qualifiers.
Georgia Southern's success continued in the classroom as the Eagles were named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American Team. With the current Scholar All-America program in place since 2008, the Eagles have achieved CSCAA Scholar All-America status for nine semesters.
The 2010-11 squad broke the Eagles all-time record for most regular-season wins, earning 13 meet victories before placing fourth at the CCSA Championships. The team set three school records on its way to a fourth-place finish at the CCSA Championships.
Three Eagles garnered a total of five all-conference selections based on their top-3 finishes at the championships. Lindsay Goodman broke three school records, including a second-place finish in the 200 back. Goodman also earned third-place finishes in the 400 IM and 100 back. Courtney Harrison finished third in the 100 breast and diver Sara Meisenhelder placed third on the 3-meter boards. Caroline Bevillard was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Bevillard was later named as one of only 13 recipients of a postgraduate scholarship awarded by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics.
The 2009-10 season was a memorable year for the Eagles both inside and outside the pool. Lauren Parr broke three individual school records at the CCSA Championships, setting new records in the 200 butterfly and 200 and 400 IM. Senior Courtney Martz also set an individual school record in the 50 freestyle. Parr and Martz were both part of the 400 medley relay team, consisting of Lindsay Goodman and Ashley White, that set a new school record. Martz also gained attention outside the pool, earning CSCAA Scholar All-American honors, and Bevillard was named Georgia Southern Female Scholar Athlete of the year and was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's at-large second team for District III.
The Eagles broke 17 school records at the 2009 CCSA Championships and finished in third place. Fifteen Eagles program were named to the CCSA All-Academic Team during the 2008-09 season for maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better in the classroom.
The 2007-08 season was one of the best for the Eagles. They registered the most wins in program history at that time with a 12-1 record, including a 9-1 conference mark. Kellogg's unit went a perfect 9-0 at the newly-constructed Aquatics Center at the Recreation Activities Center (RAC), broke five school records and earned a fourth-place finish at the first-ever Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships.
During the 2006-07 season, Kellogg led the Eagles to a 6-5 overall record to go along with a program best second place finish at the Northeastern Conference Championships. Mackenzie Garrot was named NEC Outstanding Rookie of the Meet after winning both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the NEC Championships. Courtney Martz had an impressive rookie season, earning NEC honors in the 50 freestyle, 100 free, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. Eleven members of the swimming and diving program were selected to the All-NEC Team for their accomplishments in the pool, and six were named to the NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll in 2007, maintaining a 3.2 GPA or better.
Kellogg originally came to Georgia Southern to serve as an assistant coach, but quickly moved up the coaching ranks serving as interim head coach for one season, before being named Georgia Southern's head coach in June 2005.
He is currently certified as a Water Safety Instructor and is a member of the College Swim Coach's Association of America (CSCAA), American Swim Coach's Association (ASCA) and USA Swimming.
Kellogg graduated from George Mason in May 2004 with a degree in communications and completed his master's degree in sport management from Georgia Southern in 2010.