Chase Kreitler enters his second year with LSU after serving as an assistant coach and graduate assistant for Eastern Michigan the past two seasons.
In his first year as an assistant coach, Kreitler continued the development of All-American Frank Greeff. Greeff was the lone male to qualify automatically for NCAA Championships where he earned his second NCAA Honorable Mention All-America honor in the 200 fly.
Greeff finished 10th in the 200 fly at NCAA Championships with a record-breaking time of 1:43.14. At SEC Championships, the South Africa native finished sixth and seventh respectively in the championship finals of the 200 fly and 100 fly. During his junior campaign, Greeff also earned the program’s second-fastest 200 IM time (1:46.23) and third fastest 100 fly time (46.80).
Megan Cox reached NCAA Championships in just her second season and led of the 800 freestyle relay to a program record. She also swam the second-fastest 200 freestyle in program history at the SEC Championships in 1:46.49 to qualify for the championship final.
Freshmen Brandon Goldman, Logan Rysemus, and Garrett House also developed under Kreitler in their first year. Goldman made an instant impact by setting three top 10 times in LSU history. He finished third in the ‘C’ final of the 400 IM at the SEC Championships with the fifth-fastest time in program history (3:51.55). Goldman also owns the seventh-fastest 200 backstroke (1:45.49) and ninth-fastest 200 IM (1:49.34) times in the LSU record book.
Rysemus owns three times on LSU’s Top 10 list. He finished 14th overall in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships. Rysemus set the fourth-fastest 100 back (47.38), fourth-fastest 100 fly (47.15) and 10th-fastest 200 back (1:46.03) in program history during preliminaries at SEC’s.
House Contributed to the depth of the breaststroke and individual medley events in his first year ... Finished fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 200 breast (1:59.20) at the SEC Championships for the ninth-fastest time in program history ... Reached the ‘C’ final of the 400 IM at the SEC’s and swam the 10th-fastest time in program history (3:56.30)
While at Eastern Michigan, the swimming and diving program won back-to-back Mid-American Conference Championships in 2012 and 201. The combined men’s and women’s programs also broke 20 team records. Kreitler also coached two-time All American Jacob Hanson.
While in Michigan, Kreitler also coached for the nationally renowned USA Swimming team, Club Wolverine. In the summer of 2013, he helped lead Club Wolverine to a first place team finish at the Central Zone Sectional Meet.
Prior to Eastern Michigan, Kreitler spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Cal State Bakersfield men’s program. During his two years working with sprinters, CSUB swimmers broke 10 team records. During the 2010-11 season, the team won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference title.
Kreitler also spent the summer of 2011 in Fort Collins, Colo., as a co-director and coach at the Athletes in Action Colorado Swim Project. He trained collegiate athletes during an eight week high-altitude training camp.
Kreitler swam at California State Bakersfield from 2005-2009 where he was a co-captain as a senior and was named outstanding student in student exercise science.
Kreitler, a native of Valley Village, Calif., completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science from California State University, Bakersfield in 2009. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in exercise physiology.