Andrew Makepeace is entering his eighth season as the head coach of the Oilers men and women’s swimming and diving teams during the 2019-20 campaign.
Makepeace has built the Oilers swimming and diving program into one of the best in the Midwest. Under his guidance, the women's team has had 41 NCAA Division II All-Americans while the men's team has had six. He has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Coach of the Year three times and has led both the men's and women's teams to league titles in 2018 and again in 2019.
Both teams have also had much success in the classroom, earning Academic All-American honors in each of his first seven seasons. In 2012-13, his men’s squad recorded the highest GPA in all of NCAA Division II swimming.
Prior to his appointment at UF, Makepeace spent four seasons as an assistant swim coach at Minnesota State University - Mankato. During his time with the Mavericks, Makepeace helped guide the program to new heights, coaching over 25 All-Americans and rewriting most of the record books. Makepeace has also coached swimming at various levels as well (tri-athletes, masters, high school and age group) during his career.
Makepeace lettered all four years swimming at MSU - Mankato. During his college career he was an all-conference swimmer and is a school and pool record holder. He served as captain during his junior and senior seasons and received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from MSU - Mankato.
Coach Makepeace currently resides in Findlay.