Long time the Dean of Coaches at McDaniel, Easterday retired
after 33 seasons of coaching swimming after the 2009-10 season but
remained on staff as a lecturer in the Exercise Science and
Physical Education Department and Aquatics Director. In 2012-13,
her duties shifted once again, and she moved out of the pool into
the a role as the Director of Athletics Operations, primarily
overseeing the department's transportation and contracts.
Easterday’s experience restored her squad’s presence at the NCAA Championship meet in 2002 after a seven-year absence.
Under her leadership as swim coach, eight different Green Terror swimmers attained All-America status, including Denise Frech, who earned the honor 15 times between 1980 and 1983. Easterday guided Centennial Conference (CC) champions with regularity throughout her career.
Easterday serves as the aquatics coordinator and is a lecturer in the Exercise Science and Physical Education Department. Her understanding of the importance of academics is one of the many reasons she annually produced swimmers for the CC Academic Honor Roll as well as Academic and Scholar All-American teams.
A graduate of Denison University, Easterday has worked alongside Maryland’s top swimmers for more than a quarter-century. She was also the Green Terror women’s lacrosse coach for two decades before stepping down to focus solely on swimming in 1999.
Extending the McDaniel family with her own, Kim’s husband Steve is a 1972 graduate of the College and is a former soccer and golf coach on the Hill. Steve and Kim are the proud parents of Matt, Mary and Catie. Matt and Mary both swam for the Green Terror.