Tee hired as assistant coach

Tee hired as assistant coach

Eugene Tee has been named an assistant coach for the men's and women's swimming, announced by head coach Jeff Hiestand recently.

Tee joins the Green Terror staff after a successful swimming career at Division I North Carolina.

A four-year letterwinner with the Tar Heels, Tee started as a middle-distance individual medley swimmer but transitioned to distance freestyle. He was a finalist at the ACC championship in numerous events and graduated in the program's all-time top 10 in the 400 IM (3:49.97).

While in Chapel Hill, he was a named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and was a member of the Carolina Leadership Academy and was appointed an International Ambassador by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a junior and senior.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, he won numerous Australian national titles and was afforded the opportunity to swim for the national junior team from age 15-18.

Tee started swimming because of his older brother, who was also a swimmer. He was mentored early by Dave Kelsheimer, gaining more and more success before joining the coach in Santa Monica, Calif.

An exercise and sport science major at UNC with a specialization in Sport Management, he is currently working towards his master of science in exercise science at McDaniel with an ambition to enroll in a doctorate of physical therapy program. He wants to be a physical therapist and continue to coach college and/or club swimming.