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Mariemont Swimming Head Coach Kevin Maness Stepping Away from the Pool

Kevin Maness Swim Coach

After 25 years at the helm of the Mariemont High School swimming program, Kevin Maness announced he will be stepping down as head coach, effective July 30, 2019.

During Coach Maness’ tenure with the program, the Warriors were consistently one of the most successful programs in Southwest Ohio. Overall, his teams collected 16 Cincinnati Hills League titles, including five straight titles for the girls from 2015-2019. 

His boys teams have earned six sectional championships and four Ohio top-10 finishes. On the girls side, Maness led the Warriors to nine sectional titles, five district championships and 12 Ohio top-10 finishes, including a pair of state runner-up titles in 2014 and 2015. 

Throughout his tenure with the team, Maness coached six individual state champions who collected a total of 10 titles.

“Kevin Maness has been a tremendous coach and a tremendous influence in the athletic culture at Mariemont High School throughout his coaching career” said Mariemont athletics director Tom Nerl. “Kevin's selfless dedication to his athletes often led his swimmers to posting personal bests by the end of the season. Kevin was very deliberate to have the school swimmers and club swimmers mesh for a strong team spirit. While demanding the best effort of each athlete, he worked to make the team experience fun.”

Maness is a 1989 graduate of Mariemont High School and a 1993 graduate of Hiram College where he swam collegiately and was later inducted into the Hiram Collage Athletics Hall of Fame.

While stepping down as the swimming coach, Maness will continue to teach first grade at Terrace Park Elementary.

The Mariemont Athletics Department is now accepting applications for the position of Head Boys/Girs Swim Coach. Applicants will need to have current coaching certifications in the state of Ohio. Please email a cover letter, resume and references to athletic director Tom Nerl at [email protected]

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