Army, Wender agree to part ways

By Matt Tedino Army Athletic Communications

  The Army West Point Athletic Association and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Mickey Wender have decided to part ways. Wender spent 13 seasons as head coach of the swimming and diving programs. He leaves Army with a record of 203-125-1 spread across both programs. Photo by Army Athletic Communications

The Army West Point Athletic Association and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Mickey Wender have decided to part ways, the Athletic Association announced June 14.
“I’d like to thank Mickey for his contributions to the Army West Point Swim and Dive program. We wish him well moving forward.” Interim Athletic Director Dan McCarthy said.
Wender spent 13 seasons as head coach of the swimming and diving programs. He leaves Army with a record of 203-125-1 spread across both programs.
He was awarded the Men’s Patriot League Coach of the Meet honor on three different occasions, while coaching 55 cadet-athletes to Patriot League First Team nods and 12 major award winners.
“After discussing the matter with my family, I believe it’s the right time to move on,” Wender said. “I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished in our 13 years here. I will always cherish the relationships with the hundreds of amazing cadet-athletes I’ve been privileged to coach.
“My family and I have loved being part of the Army West Point community—working with cadets and representing this institution has been the single greatest honor of my professional life,” Wender added.
A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.