Austin Veltman enters his second season as the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern.
In his first season, he guided the men's program to a 4-3 overall record, a 3-1 conference mark, and a second-place finish at the 2019 OAC Championships. Meanwhile, the women's program ended the year with a 4-4 overall record, a similar 3-1 league record, and a third-place finish at the conference championships.
Veltman also helped guide Libby Sartschev to OAC Diver of the Year honors and coached the men's and women's programs to eight combined OAC event titles.
Before coming to Ohio Northern, he was the head swimming and diving coach at Hiram during the 2017-18 campaign.
Veltman was also an assistant coach for five seasons at his alma mater, Hope (Mich.), and an assistant coach for one year at Forest Hills (Mich.) High School.
He earned his 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, a member of the MIAA Honor Roll of Athletes, and helped Hope win three MIAA Championship titles.
Veltman currently resides in Findlay.
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Erin Chrissobolis is in her third season as an assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern University. She is in her first year as a full-time assistant in 2019-20 after serving as a part-time assistant in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
A native of Martinsville, Ind., Chrissobolis came up through the swimming ranks swimming for her local YMCA team and Center Grove Aquatic Club, where she was a junior and senior national qualifier. In high school, she was also able to participate on a swim team that went to Germany with Sport for Understanding.
Chrissobolis earned a bachelor’s degree in German, a MAT in Foreign Language Education (certification in German and Science), and a MA in German Linguistics from the University of Iowa.
An unfortunate ankle injury prevented Chrissobolis from competing for the Hawkeyes, but her love for swimming and desire to train swimmers has persisted. She also officiates during the summer for the Ada Gators.
Chrissobolis resides in Ada with her husband Sophocles, a professor in the Raabe College of Pharmacy, and son, Timothy.