Josh Schneider
Josh Schneider

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Cincinnati


Coaching Bio

Josh Schneider is in his first season as assistnat coach with the University of Cincinnati swimming and diving programs in 2014-15. Schneider is one of the most decorated swimmers in UC history. He remains the most recent NCAA National Champion at UC, having captured the NCAA title in the 50 freestyle as a senior in 2010. In addition to being a national champion, Schneider was a five-time All-American, a seven-time BIG EAST Conference champion and a two-time BIG EAST Male Swimmer of the Year. He left Clifton with five school records, all of which he continues to hold, in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly.

Schneider has continued to swim competitively since leaving UC, spending time on the U.S. National Team beginning in 2010 when he placed second in the 50 freestyle at the U.S. Championships. He narrowly missed a chance to represent the USA at the 2011 FINA World Championships when he lost a swim-off to teammate Cullen Jones. He also just missed out on the 2012 Olympic team when he reached the finals of the 50 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but did not qualify. Schneider did qualify for the FINA World Championships in 2012, placing sixth in the world in the 50 freestyle. He continues his swimming career with an eye on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with Commons-DiSalle serving as his coach.


Student-Athlete Bio

2009-10: Won NCAA championship in 50 freestyle ... Repeated as BIG EAST Male Swimmer of the Year ... Completed career with five All-American designations, seven BIG EAST titles and five school records.

2008-09: Named the UC Male Athlete of the Year ... was an honorable mention all-America selection in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship for the second-straight season ... He qualified for three events at the NCAA meet, and was also selected as a CSCAA First-Team Academic All-American ... Schneider was named the BIG EAST's Most Outstanding Men's Swimmer at the league championship meet in February after winning three individual championships while setting UC and BIG EAST records in each event ... He swam in 22 dual meet races in 2008, winning 15 and placing second seven times.

2007-08: An honorable-mention NCAA all-America honoree in the 50 freestyle ... was the BIG EAST Champion in the 50 freestyle ... set school records in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events ... placed 16th in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 freestyle, narrowly missing a spot in the finals (0.32 seconds).

2006-07: Qualified for three BIG EAST events... finishing ninth in the 100m free, seventh in the 100m fly and second in the 50m free, narrowly falling by .03 of a second... won three events on the year, two against Miami... swam the third leg of the 200m free relay team that finished third in BIG EAST... held fastest-time on team in 100m fly and second fastest times on the team in the 50m and 100m free.

High School: Earned 11 letters at Taylor High School as a member of swim, football, golf and track teams ... won a state title in the 50m free and placed seventh in the 100m free ... owns school track records for 110m hurdles and 300m dash... school-record holder for pass receptions in a season with 46.

Personal: Born on Jan. 11, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... son of Greg and Sue Schneider ...business major.