Nate Destree enters his second season with the Spartans as an assistant coach. Destree is in charge of the day to day recruiting process and recruiting events. He also coaches the IM/stroke group, along with middle distance freestylers.
During the 2016-17 season, Destree helped coach the team to break seven varsity records, four freshmen records and 38 MSU all-time top ten performances. He also helped to coach a total of 106 lifetime best swims. On the academic side, he helped to coach 13 CSCAA Academic All-America honorable mentions and one CSCAA Scholar All-American.
Destree spent the 2015-16 swimming & diving season as an assistant coach under Ned Skinner at Virginia Tech. He coached and assisted with all training groups throughout the week, along with being responsible for the organization of all recruiting weekends and administrative tasks. Under Destree’s tenure, the Hokie men finished 19th at NCAA Championships and fourth at the ACC Championships, while posting a dual meet record of 10-0. The women’s team finished 25th at NCAA Championships and fifth at the ACC Championships. The Hokies had four All-Americans with Destree on staff, as 11 program records fell.
While a Mountaineer at West Virginia, Destree assisted the coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach. He conducted daily practice and day-to-day administrative tasks, along with working primarily with the power and sprint group, in addition to the middle-distance group. He was highly active in WVU’s recruiting efforts, responsible for organizing all recruiting weekends and maintenance of recruiting databases. The Mountaineers had 55 NCAA “B” cuts recorded in his two years and 10 school records broken.
During his time as a graduate assistant, Destree spent summers working at the Longhorn Swim Camp at the University of Texas. He worked under the supervision of UT’s staff and several guest Olympians in teaching children ages 8-18 the fundamentals of fast swimming and conducting beneficial workouts.
As a collegian, Destree was a 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic selection, as St. Bonaventure claimed the 2013 A10 title. He was a seven-time conference finalist in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly, along with being a member of the 2013 league champion 200 free and 200 medley relay teams.
Destree graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies with a concentration in Movement Science in 2013 from St. Bonaventure. He completed his Master’s of Science in Athletic Coaching Education at West Virginia in 2015.