Trinity College Director of Athletics Michael Renwick has announced the hiring of Carlos Vega as its new head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach and three-year Bantam assistant Katy Dissinger as the new head women’s lacrosse coach.
Vega comes to Trinity after several successful years as an assistant coach at Amherst College, Kalamazoo College, and Wellesley College, where he played a major role in the resurgence of the Blue program over the last four years. He is a 2003 graduate of perennial swimming powerhouse Kenyon College, where he was a 19-time all-conference selection, a two-time conference swimmer of the year, and an 11-time All-American honoree and won five NCAA titles. He also earned a master’s in sport management from the University of Massachusetts. He will be an assistant professor in the Trinity Athletic Department.
Dissinger, the 2012 IWLCA National Assistant Coach of the Year, has played a significant role in Trinity’s unprecedented run to the last three NCAA Division III Championship Finals, including an NCAA Championship season in 2012. Also a participant in the 2011 NCAA Final Four as a captain for Bowdoin College’s squad, Dissinger replaces Kate Livesay, who resigned after the 2014 season. At Bowdoin, Dissinger starred at center midfielder and earned IWLCA All-Regional honors twice and received the program’s Ellen Tiemer Trophy for excellence in lacrosse. Dissinger, who earned a master’s in public policy at Trinity, will also serve as an assistant professor in the College’s Athletic Department.