|Title:||Head Swimming Coach|
Steve Schadt, a Whitworth swimming alum entering his tenth year as head coach of the Pirate program in 2012-13, has had a very successful first nine seasons leading the Bucs. He has led the Whitworth men to nine Northwest Conference titles, while the women earned conference championships in 2008, 2010 and 2011. The women's team finished 10th at the 2008 NCAA Division III Championships, while his 2003-04 men placed 11th at the 2004-05 NCAA Championships and the men have had top-20 finishes during the last three seasons.
Schadt has coached Samantha Kephart and Rory Buck to NCAA Division III individual championships.
He is a four-time Northwest Conference Coach of the Year, winning the men's award in 2006 and 2011 and the women's award in 2007 and 2008.
The men's team has won 84 consecutive Northwest Conference dual meets heading into the fall, a streak that spans the past 13 seasons. The Pirate women have won 41 in a row heading into 2012-13.
Schadt came to Whitworth from Salem International University, an NCAA Division II school in Salem, West Virginia, where he was the 2003 Blue Mountain Collegiate Conference and West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.
Schadt had been the head coach at SIU for four years. During that time three of his swimmers earned NCAA Division II All-American standing and another won a pair of individual national titles. His women's program has finished among the top 26 teams in the nation three of the last four years, including an 11th place finish in 1999-00.
Schadt was an All-American himself at Whitworth, graduating in 1996 after helping the Pirates finish as national runners-up at the 1996 NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Prior to becoming the head coach at Salem, Schadt spent two years as an assistant coach at the Division I level. He was a volunteer assistant with University of California Berkeley in 1997-98 and was the head assistant at American University in 1998-99.