The Columbus School for Girls swimming and diving program is passing the torch.
After six seasons, coach Stephanie Donley has left the position and assistant coach Brian Botzman is taking over.
“Stephanie has been the foundation of our swim and dive program for the past six years, raising the program to unprecedented success culminating in two (Division II) state runner-up (finishes in 2015 and 2017),” athletics director Megan Henry said. “I know the girls and the CSG community will miss her greatly, as she is an amazing person and coach.”
Last winter, the Unicorns scored 136 points to finish fifth in the state meet behind champion Gates Mills Hawken (345), which won its 19th consecutive title.
CSG captured its fifth consecutive district title and its fifth CCL championship in a row.
Botzman was an assistant under Donley in all of her six seasons at CSG. He is head coach of the Unified Aquatics Club and also led the Unicorns’ cross country program in 2015 and 2016.
“We are confident that coach Botzman will continue to move our program forward with high expectations and a proven formula for success,” Henry said. “He combines years of experience and passion in helping athletes achieve their goals.”