“I am very excited to be able to add Doug Fetchen to the staff,” Zimmerman said. “Having a third coach on the deck with the background and experience Doug brings will benefit the team greatly in many different ways. As a long-time coach in South Carolina, Doug will prove to be a very valuable link to the states’ pool of high school prospects and he should be a very valuable asset in the recruitment of quality South Carolina student-athletes.”
Fetchen brings local experience from the staff of the Mt. Pleasant Swim Club from 2005-13, serving as head coach the past two years. While there he coached two Olympic Trials qualifiers, a Short Course Junior National Champion, six Scholastic All-America competitors, one Junior National team swimmer and over 30 state record-holders.
A seasoned coach in the high school ranks as well, Fetchen spent time coaching at local Wando High School, Summerville High School and Goose Creek High School between 2001 and 2008. He won Region Coach of the Year honors and was a two-time AAAA state champion at Wando.
For the last calendar year, Fetchen also served as the Aquatics Director for the City of North Charleston where he was responsible for the staffing and operations of four pools throughout the city.
Fetchen joins an experience coaching staff with Zimmerman, a five-time conference Coach of the Year recipient, diving coach Steve Julka, the 2013 CCSA Men’s Diving Coach of the Year, and swimming assistant Bora Yatagan.