Women's Coaching Staff

[IMAGE: Steph Wriede Morawski]


One of the most decorated swimmers in the rich history of Harvard's storied program, Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 enters her ninth year as the head coach of her alma mater in the 2004-05 season. Morawski comes into the season with a 45-17 overall record and a 34-16 Ivy League mark. The 2003-04 season saw Morawski's squad place second at the Ivy League championships for the second consecutive year, as the Crimson entered the meet's final event with a shot at the championship. In addition, the Crimson registered a 6-1 Ivy League dual meet record, marking Harvard's best showing in the Ancient Eight since the 1999-2000 season. Before taking over as Harvard's head coach, Morawski had been an assistant coach with the Crimson for two years, working with former head coach Maura Costin Scalise '80. She played an integral part in Harvard's 1996 Ivy League championship as an assistant coach. Morawski complied a long list of accolades as a student-athlete before entering the coaching ranks. A former team captain, she is a two-time All-America selection and a three-time NCAA championships qualifier whose school-record time of 2:15.06 in the 200-yard breaststroke stands to this day. She helped Harvard to a combined dual meet record of 33-3 in her four years with the Crimson. Morawski also is a three-time Eastern champion, having won the 200-yard individual medley in 1991 and 1992 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1992. She qualified for the United States Olympic trials in 1988 and 1992 and received a world ranking in the 200-meter breaststroke in 1991. Morawski was the 1992 Eastern Women's Swimming League swimmer of the year after she accounted for 57 points in Harvard's championship effort. She shared the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association Award as Harvard's top female student-athlete. Before joining Harvard's coaching staff, Morawski had spent two years as an assistant aat The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. Morawski earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard in 1992 and addes a master's degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Education in 1999.

[IMAGE: Keith Miller

KEITH MILLER, Diving Coach

Keith Miller enters his 14th season as a member of Harvard's coaching staff. He oversees both the women's and men's diving programs with the Crimson. In the past 11 seasons, Miller has seen Harvard women reach the finals at either the Ivy League or Eastern Women's Swimming League championships 33 times, while 31 men have accomplished the feat as part of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League championships. Miller saw one of his proteges win a league championship in the 2003-04 season as Annika Giesbrecht took first place in one-meter diving at the Ivy League championships in Blodgett Pool. In addition to his work with Harvard's programs, Miller also has significant experience at the national and international levels. He was selected to coach at the 1994 and 1995 United States Olympic Festivals and was a member of the U.S. national team staff from 1995 to 1997. Miller coached the national team in Vienna and Rome in 1995 and traveled with the team to Torneo de Clavados in Mexico in 1996, to the World University Games in 1997, and to the Canada Cup in 1999. Miller is a 1982 graduate of Tufts University with a degree in Spanish literature. He also serves as the coach of the Charles River Diving club team. He lives in Waltham, MA, with his wife, Agnes, and children, Silvie, Tammy, and Danny.

ANGIE PELUSE '01, Assistant Coach

Angie Peluse '01, a former captain of Harvard's women's swimming and diving team, enters her third year as a member of the Crimson coaching staff. Peluse is among the Crimson's top performers in school history in 100- and 200-yard backstroke events. She is ranked ninth on Harvard's all-time list in the 100 backstroke and is 10th all-time in the 200. Peluse was the recipient of the team's Alice McCabe Award as the most improved swimmer in 1999, and she was presented the Nancy Sato Award for dediciation and commitment to the program in 2001. Peluse received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in women's studies and history from Harvard in 2001. She spent two years at the Bryantston School, in Dorset, England, where she coached rowing and competed in the 2001 British national indoor championships.

SCOTT VANKUILENBURG, Volunteer Assistant Coach

Vankuilenburg, 40, is the head coach of the Cambridge Masters' Swim Club. Scott is a 1993 graduate from the University of Tennessee, with a degree in Education/Exercise Physiology. While at Tennessee, Scott was the first intern/assistant strength and conditioning coach for the women's athletics department. As a sergeant in the USAF in West Germany, Scott was an assistant coach with the Kaiserslautern Kingfish and a member of the European Forces Swim League. Scott is a five time USMS National Champion, two time USMS All-American and a member of the 400 MR(LCM) USMS National Record. In addition, Scott has successfully completed an English Channel Relay Crossing, the Boston Marathon and a Half Ironman.

ALI SHIPLEY '01, Volunteer Assistant Diving Coach

Alison Shipley, formerly a captain of Harvard's swimming and diving team, begins her third year as the Crimson's volunteer diving assistant coach. Shipley was a standout diver for the Crimson who took third place on both the one-meter and three-meter boards at the 2000 Ivy League Championships. She took eighth on the one-meter board a the 2001 Ivy championship meet. A native of Bridgewater, NJ, Shipley is a 2001 graduate of Harvard with an undergraduate degree in psychology.