Nathan Mundt is entering his eighth season as assistant coach and international recruiting coordinator for the Univesity of Iowa swimming and diving team.
Iowa enjoyed success across the board during the 2014-15 season -- a year where the UI was in the national spotlight, hosting the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. It was the first championship in Iowa City since 1927.
Under Mundt's guidance, the Hawkeyes swam to 19 school records and had 31 student-athletes post NCAA qualifying standards. The Iowa men had five NCAA qualifiers en route to a 35th place finish (eight points) at the NCAA Championships, while the women had four NCAA qualifiers -- the most since 1993 -- to place 38th nationally with 10 points.
Senior Becky Stoughton earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle events, while also becoming Iowa’s first women’s Big Ten champion since 2001. Junior Addison Boschult dove to honorable mention All-America honors on the platform with a 10th place overall finish.
Both teams tallied eighth-place finishes at the 2015 Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeye women finished with 223 points, while the men’s squad had 230.5 points in a championship event held in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes garnered national rankings during the course of the season with the men’s squad climbing as high as No. 19 in the CSCAA rankings and SwimSwam Power rankings. The Hawkeye women were 21st in the CSCAA poll Jan. 21.
Academically, Iowa had 27 student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors with the 12 men’s honorees tying the school record. The Hawkeye women earned the CSCAA Fall and Spring Scholar All-America honors for the seventh straight year and the program has received at least one team accolade dating back to 2005.
In 2013-14, Mundt assisted in guiding the women's team to a 9-5 dual record with the nine victories being the second-highest total for the program in the last decade. The Hawkeyes went 4-3 in Big Ten duals, which led to a No. 20 ranking in the collegeswimming.com poll on Dec. 29. The team posted school records in four individual and four relays throughout the course of the season.
The UI men's squad was ranked as high as No. 21 in the CSCAA poll for three weeks and three school records went down in 2013-14. Mundt coached senior Dustin Rhoads to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events, marking the fourth-straight year the Hawkeyes have been represented at the championship.
Both the men's and women's squads posted eighth place finishes at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. The UI women finished with 199 points, while the men tallied 188 points. At season's end, 31 Hawkeyes were named Academic All-Big Ten honorees -- the 19 women's selections were a school record, while the men tied a record with 12 receiving the accolade.
In 2012-13, Mundt assisted in guiding the Hawkeye men's team to a 32nd place finish at the NCAA Championships, marking the program's second-straight finish among the top-32 teams nationally. Six men's student-athletes competed at the championships, and Iowa earned honorable mention All-America honors in three events -- 200-medley relay, 400-medley relay and 100 backstroke.
Twenty-one school records went down during the course of the season and 20 Iowa student-athletes posted NCAA automatic or provisional times. The men's team finished seventh at the Big Ten Championships with 245 points, while the women's squad was 10th with 113 points.
The men's team finished the 2013 season ranked 20th in the Collegeswimming.com/CSCAA Coaches Poll after posting a 7-3 dual record; the women's squad received votes in the rankings during the season and finished the year with an 8-2 record. Academically, 25 Hawkeyes earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition.
During the 2011-12 season, Mundt led the men's team to a fifth place showing at the Big Ten Championships, the program's highest finish since 1996. Two UI relays -- the 200 and 400 free relays -- won Big Ten titles. It was the first relay crown for the program in 17 years. Five Hawkeyes garnered first team All-Big Ten recognition.
The women's team finished ninth at the 2012 Big Ten Championships with 201 points. Freshman Becky Stoughton became the first Hawkeye to be selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after finishing in the top six in three individual events.
The Iowa men's team finished 26th at the NCAA Championships, its best finish since 1995, and three Hawkeye relays earned honorable mention All-America honors. Stoughton became the first UI female swimmer to advance to the NCAA Championships since 2005 and the first freshman since 2002. She earned honorable mention All-America honors after placing ninth in the 1,650 free.
The men's team finished the season with a 7-2 dual meet record, running its four-year mark to an impressive 31-5. The team climbed to a program best 10th in the CSCAA dual meet rankings and finished the season ranked 14th. The Hawkeye women posted a 10-6 record, the most dual victories since the 1985-86 season.
Twenty-four Iowa student-athletes garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors during the 2011-12 season. Four women's swimmers were recognized with the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, and nine Hawkeyes earned Scholar All-America recognition by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Following the 2011-12 season, 14 Hawkeyes represented the program at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha.
In 2010-11, the Hawkeye men recorded a seventh place finish at the Big Ten Championships. The men's squad set eight school records and sent four swimmers to the NCAA Championships, all of which earned All-America honors. The women's team set two school records and was named to the CSCAA All-Academic team for the sixth straight year. A total of 20 Hawkeyes were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten selections.
In his second season, Mundt helped the Hawkeyes establish six new program records. The Hawkeye men recorded a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, Iowa's highest finish in 14 years. The men posted a 10-1 dual record on the year, the best dual mark in school history. The women were named to the CSCAA All-Academic team for the fifth straight year, and 28 Hawkeyes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
In his first season at Iowa, the Hawkeye women set school records in four individual events and three relays, while the men's squad set school bests in two individual events. The Hawkeyes posted NCAA "B" cuts in seven individual events and five relays. The Iowa men posted its best dual record since 1995 with a 7-1 mark, and went undefeated (4-0) at their own Field House pool. The women were named to the CSCAA All-Academic team for the fourth straight year, and 25 Hawkeyes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Mundt joined the Iowa staff after serving as the head men's and women's swimming coach at Western Illinois University. He was named the 2006-07 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Coach of the Year. He coached swimmers to 13 school record-setting marks and six athletes to 12 Summit League individual event championships.
A native of Portage, Ind., Mundt was a four-year letterwinner and academic all-conference honoree at the University of Tampa while earning a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2001.
Mundt served as a graduate assistant coach at Valparaiso University from 2003-2005 and was named interim head coach for the 2003-04 season. Mundt also added a master's degree in sports administration while at Valparaiso.
He and his wife, Erika, have two sons, Nolan and Maclin.