Austin Veltman
Austin Veltman
Title: Head Swimming & Diving Coach
Phone: 419-772-3132

Austin Veltman is in his first season as the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern University.

He comes to ONU after a one-year stint as the head coach at Hiram in 2017-18.

Veltman spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Hope (Mich.), after a one-year stay as an assistant coach at Forest Hills (Mich.) High School.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Hope in 2011.

While at Hope, Veltman was a four-year letterman for the Flying Dutchmen. He was a recipient of the Hope College Presidential Scholarship, was a member of the MIAA Honor Roll of Athletes and help Hope win three MIAA Championship titles.

Veltman is not married and resides in Findlay.

Neda Ghoroghi
Neda Ghoroghi
Title: Assistant Swimming Coach
Phone: 419-772-2726

Neda Ghoroghi is in her first season an assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern University. 

She comes to ONU after serving as an assistant swimming coach at the Miami Shores Aquatics Center in Miami (Fla.).

Ghoroghi has experience in multiple leadership roles including teaching swimming at the college, recreation, and club levels. She taught swimming at Central Michigan University and the University of Central Florida before joining Miami Shores.

She graduated with a master’s degree in 2017 from Central Michigan University where she majored in Sport Administration.

Ghoroghi has worked with professional swim coaches from all over the world, including Italy, Germany and Croatia.

She has received many honors and awards. She broke a national record in the 100-meter butterfly stroke at age 16.

Ghoroghi was awarded two gold medals and one bronze medal in the ninth Cultural and Sports Olympiad of Universities and Establishments of Higher Education of the Country in 2008.

She won one gold medal and two bronze medals during the Championships of Universities and Higher Education's Institutes of the Country hosted by Shahrood University in 2009.

In 2009, she was awarded the Presidential Honor Tablet from the President of Alzahra University. 

She also earned two gold medals in the first Women's Master Swimming Provincial Championships in 2012.