Sept. 20, 2001
Matt Tallman, most recently an assistant coach at the University of Maryland, has joined the University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team as an assistant coach.
Tallman spent the 2000-01 season at Maryland, helping the Terrapins send a school-record number of female qualifiers to the NCAA championship meet. Maryland also was ranked 16th in the country, the highest ranking in school history, at one point during the season.
“Matt is a excellent match for the University, the program and the team,” Irish swimming and diving head coach Tim Welsh says.
“His credentials have steadily improved and he has earned his way through all the levels of collegiate swimming.”
Before his season at Maryland, Tallman spent two years as the head swimming coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at IUP, he was selected as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1999 while leading the IUP women’s team to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Division II championships. In his two seasons at IUP, the women’s team won 18 straight meets.
Fifteen IUP swimmers achieved All-America honors under Tallman’s tutelage, while 18 swimmers earned all-PSAC accolades and five student-athletes were named academic All-Americans.
A 1995 graduate of Catholic University, Tallman swam for four seasons and captured 11 Capital Athletic Conference events at the CAC conference championships. He set school and conference records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke along with the 200 and 400 medley relays.
Born Sept. 24, 1973, in Camden, New Jersey, Tallman has a number of Notre Dame connections. His father Dennis is a 1973 Notre Dame graduate and his grandfather, Edgar F. Bailey, played football on the 1949 National Championship team.