Oct. 18, 2001

Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame head coach Bailey Weathers announced today the hiring of Josh Skube as an assistant swimming and diving coach. Skube replaces Kristin Heath, who left in July to pursue other opportunities.

Skube moves into a full-time role after serving as the Irish volunteer coach last season. Notre Dame finished the year by winning its fifth consecutive BIG EAST swimming and diving title and qualifying three athletes for the NCAA meet.

“We are excited to have Josh remain on our staff in an expanded role. He brought a lot to our team last season and we expect him to do even more in his new position this year,” Weathers said.

A ’98 graduate of Indiana University, Skube was a member of the Ball State swimming team from 1994-96. Skube was also a member of the Indiana University Masters Swim Team.

A distance freestyle specialist, Skube is from nearby Chesterton, Ind., and attended Chesterton High School. Chesterton won the Duneland Conference title his junior and senior season, while he was named the team’s most valuable player.

Skube has been published in Swim Technique and has served as an assistant coach of Bloomington North (Bloomington, Ind.) High School (’99-’00) and Duneland Swim Club (’95-’97).

A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, Skube received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Indiana and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology.

“I am excited about continuing at Notre Dame in my new role and having the opportunity to teach and coach some of the best swimmers in the nation. I look forward to challenging this team and driving them toward continued success,” Skube said.

Skube comes from a family with strong Notre Dame roots. His father, Thomas (’70), cousins Mara (’86) and Steve Smith (’90) and uncle Charles (’60) are all graduates of Notre Dame. Born Nov. 11, 1975, in Crown Point, Ind., Skube and his wife Sue live in South Bend.