GAMBIER, Ohio — With more than five years coaching experience at the NCAA level, Kosuke Kojima joins the Kenyon College staff as the Senior Assistant Swimming Coach for both the Owls men’s and women’s programs.
Kojima’s previous position was as an Assistant Coach at Tulane University, an NCAA Division I institution in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his four seasons there, Tulane had a couple of NCAA qualifiers, US Nationals finalists, and the team moved up to a third-place finish at the 2022 American Athletic Conference Championship.
Prior to Tulane, Kojima served for one year as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the University of Michigan men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. At the 2018 Big Ten Championship, the Michigan men were the runner-up, while the women took the conference crown. The teams went on to place eighth and fourth, respectively, at the NCAA Championship.
Prior to arriving at Michigan, Kojima spent eight years as the Head Coach and three-and-a-half years as the Assistant Coach of the Counsilman Center Swim Team in Bloomington, Indiana while earning his master’s in exercise physiology and doctorate in human performance. It was there that he first connected with Kenyon, working at the College’s annual Total Performance Swim Camp.
Before entering the coaching world, Kojima attended Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan and was a four-year member and team captain of the swim team. After a stellar competitive career, he returned to Chuo in April of 2001 and worked as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for three years.