Bergen Named State Coach of the Year for Girls’ Swimming and Diving

Cory Bergen Named State Coach of the Year for Girls’ Swimming and Diving October 23, 2015 – Dexter High School teacher Cory Bergen has been selected as the Girls Swimming and Diving State Coach of the Year by the Michigan High School Coaches Association. The award will be presented at the 57th annual MHSCA Coach of the Year banquet at the Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center on November 8, 2015.

Coach selection may be based on team performance during the previous year, program performance over many years, and/or the coach’s contribution to the school, sport, and community. Bergen, who teaches A.P. History and Economics at Dexter High School, is in his twentieth year of coaching the team. He was also named 2014-15 Coach of the Year last year by the Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.

The DHS Girls’ Swimming and Diving team is currently ranked third in Division 2, having lost only one meet this season. In Bergen’s tenure, the team has won seventeen consecutive SEC titles. In addition, the 2014-15 team was named an Academic All State team with eleven individual All State Academic honorees and six Academic All American athletes.

According to Athletic Director Mike Bavineau, “Cory is well-deserving candidate for this award. He runs a challenging program and elicits the best from his students in the classroom and in the pool.”

Superintendent Chris Timmis added, “Coach Bergen has created and continued to lead one of the best swim programs in the State of Michigan…his swimmers are true student-athletes…we could not be prouder of the work of Coach Bergen and this recognition is long overdue.”

This press release was provided by Dexter Community Schools Director of Communications and Office Management Hope Vestergaard.

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