Volunteer Assistant Coach
“Having great volunteers at this level is critical to our program’s success, and adding Rebecca to our staff is key,” Litzinger added. “Mentoring young coaches and giving them an opportunity to immerse themselves in our program is something that I value. Rebecca has started on this journey as a former athlete, graduate assistant and now here at Notre Dame. I am excited to work with her.”
Wilkerson departs an intern assistant coach position at Washington & Jefferson College to join the Irish coaching staff. Prior to that role, she was a three-year swimmer for Division II California University of Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management in December of 2018 and pursued a master’s degree at Cal U.
“I’m excited to be joining the Notre Dame Swimming and Diving team,” Wilkerson shared. “I am looking forward to seeing what this season has in store for us, and I can’t wait to help continue to build upon the success they have created.”
She served as a graduate assistant at Cal U of PA during the spring 2019 semester. During this time, Wilkerson worked with the Success Center, monitoring and guiding students into creating short-term and long-term goals to become more successful in the classroom.
Wilkerson has compiled a variety of coaching experiences, which includes working as a camp counselor at Princeton University and the University of Texas. She also worked with the East Coast Aquatics Club and Coral Springs Swim Club in Florida.