Logan LaBerge will be in his fourth season as an assistant swimming coach at Washington and Lee University in 2017-18.
In his first campaign, the women’s program finished with an 8-1 overall record and claimed its eighth consecutive conference title. The men’s squad also recorded an 8-1 record and won the inaugural ODAC Championship. Both the women and men’s teams had 18 individuals garner all-conference laurels. Emily Rollo ‘17 was named Swimmer of the Year, Kira Tomenchok ’18 tabbed Rookie of the Year honors and Stephanie Foster ‘16 received her second straight ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the women. On the men’s side, Tommy Thetford ’18 was selected as the Rookie of Year.
During the 2015-16 season, the women posted a 7-2 overall record and won its 26th ODAC Championship. The men’s team registered a 6-1 record and claimed its second consecutive ODAC title. At the conference championship, Elle Chancey ’19 was chosen as the women’s Rookie of the Year, while Sam Childress ’19 was named the men’s Rookie of the Year. Foster was selected as the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the third straight year and Thetford was awarded the Swimmer of the Year.
In the 2016-17 campaign, the women produced one of the best seasons in program history, recording a perfect 7-0 mark in dual meets and claiming its 10th consecutive ODAC title. W&L had eight swimmers qualify for the NCAA Championships, which is the most W&L women invited to the championships in a single year in program history. The Blue and White had a program-best seventh place finish, while also posting eight school record times and nine All-America swims. The men’s team recorded a 5-1 overall record and won its third straight ODAC title. The Generals had 18 swimmers earn all-conference honors, including Thetford, who earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.
LaBerge also assisted in coaching Thetford and Rollo to First Team All-America accolades. Thetford won two national titles in the 100 and 200 free, and had a second-place finish in the 50 free at the NCAA Championship. Rollo garnered First Team All-America honors with a sixth-place showing in the 100 back and a fifth-place finish in the 200 back. She also earned Honorable Mention All-America laurels in the 200 IM during the 2015-16 season. LaBerge had seven women earn All-America accolades during the 2016-17 season, with six earning two or more at the NCAA Championships.
LaBerge came to W&L from Mount Union, where he served as the assistant swimming coach for two seasons. He helped the Purple Raiders’ men’s and women’s teams to second-place finishes in the Ohio Athletic Conference both years, while helping the teams break 22 school records and four conference records combined over the two seasons.
Prior to his time at Mount Union, LaBerge was a student assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) from 2010-12, helping the women’s team to third-place finishes in the MAC in 2011 and 2012. LaBerge also served as a swim counselor at the Total Performance Swim Camp in Gambier, Ohio (2012) and at the Longhorn Swim Camp (2013-14) in Austin, Texas. He was also an assistant coach for the Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville, Md., from 2003-10.
LaBerge earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the College of Wooster in 2010 and a master of science in sports studies from Miami in 2012. While at Wooster, he was a four-year letterwinner for the swimming team, serving as a team captain for his senior season.