Jon McBride | Posted: 20 Apr 2021 | Updated: 23 Oct 2021

Brooks contract not renewed, Skabelund named interim BYU swimming and diving head coach

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BYU Athletics

PROVO, Utah — BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe announced today that BYU swimming and diving head coach John Brooks will not have his contract renewed for the coming season.

Brooks had been in the role since 2012. During his tenure, the Cougar men’s team advanced to the NCAA Championships twice and captured four MPSF titles.

Current assistant coach Shari Skabelund will step in as interim head coach for the 2021-22 season. Skabelund started coaching at BYU as a part-time assistant coach in 1987 and has been with the Cougars ever since. She has worked specifically with the sprint group.

While competing for BYU as a student-athlete, Skabelund won Region 18 titles in the 100-yard individual medley (1978) and the 100-yard butterfly (1980) and qualified for the AIAW Nationals in 1978 and 1979. She was the first woman swimmer at BYU to complete four years of eligibility.