Like Beth Alford-Sullivan, Matt Kredich has to be judged based on what he did leading multiple sports. And he leads both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. His overall track record was solid on that front.
Under Kredich’s leadership this year, the men’s swimming and diving program finished third in the SEC and 11th at NCAA Championships. That was a solid performance, but it was even better on the other side.
Women’s swimming and diving managed to finish fourth in the SEC, but they finished eight at NCAA Championships. That was the program’s second straight top 10 finish, an accomplishment on its own.
Ranking all the sports as a whole, men’s swimming and diving was sixth best this year while women’s swimming and diving was fifth best. However, we’re combining them to judge Kredich’s performance.
That would be enough to have him between No. 5 and No. 6, but then we have to take into account experience. Kredich wasn’t building anything from the ground up. He was in his 14th season this past year. He still did a very good job, but we can’t call this a quick surprise turnaround. That’s why he is listed at No. 8 in this ranking.