Texas A&M '11
Nathan Lavery enters his fifth season at Villanova in 2016-17. A three-time NCAA Division I All-American, Lavery brings extensive skill and knowledge in breaststroke, IM and relays to the Wildcats. Before arriving in Villanova, Lavery coached in the club ranks with the West Houston Aquatics Team in Houston, Texas. He initially began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant at his alma mater, Texas A&M. Collegiately, Lavery also completed a coaching internship at The University of Arizona and with the Tucson Ford Aquatics Club alongside current USA National Team Director Frank Busch. As a student-athlete, Lavery competed for the Aggies from 2008-11. As a sophomore in 2008, Lavery earned All-America honors with the Aggies' 200 and 400 medley relays, which set school records at the NCAA Championships. As a junior, Lavery scored 41 points individually at the Big 12 Championships and made two NCAA Championships "B" cuts. He placed second at the 2011 Big 12 Championships in the 400 medley relay and finished with a pair of third place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 100 breaststroke. Lavery finished the season with three "B" cut times in these events. As a member of the Aggie swimming team, Lavery was a three-time NCAA Division I All-American and a four-year Big 12 All-Conference Award winner. He still holds university records at Texas A&M. Lavery, a Port Elizabeth, South Africa, native, graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a degree in Psychology.