July 19, 2010
Kelli Stein, who has coached in both the Big 12 and Big 10 conferences, has been hired to serve as an assistant for the women's swimming team, UCLA head coach Cyndi Gallagher announced Monday. Stein takes over for Erika Stebbins, who left the Bruins in the spring to take over the Masters Swimming program at UCLA.
"I am excited to have Kelli on our staff," said Gallagher. "Her passion for coaching, her work ethic and her enthusiasm are a perfect fit for UCLA. Kelli has trained and coached under outstanding coaches over the years and I am excited about what she brings to the UCLA swim and dive program."
Stein comes to UCLA after having spent the past two years as an assistant swimming coach with the men's and women's programs at Missouri. While at Missouri, she assisted with all phases of the swimming programs, specifically designing and implementing dryland training and swim workouts.
Prior to Missouri, Stein assisted with the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving program as the Wolverines placed ninth at the NCAA Championships. She also assisted with Club Wolverine and coached at the Wolverine swim camps for five years. Stein was also an assistant coach for both the men's and women's swim programs at Eastern Michigan for one year.
Stein was the Ohio State High School Champion in the 100 breaststroke. She began her collegiate swimming career at Kentucky and finished it at Michigan where she was an All-American, Big 10 champion, Academic All-American and Academic Big 10 athlete. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management and Communication at Michigan in 2004 and then received her Masters of Education in Health Education and Promotion in May of 2010 from Missouri.