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Graham Duncan Named Asbury Swimming Head Coach

May 27, 2022

WILMORE, Ky. – The Asbury University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today that Graham Duncan has been named men’s and women’s swimming head coach.

Duncan brings strong connections to Asbury swimming and a rich family history in the sport. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from AU in 2016 with a double major in Political Science and Spanish. Duncan was a member of the Asbury swimming team from 2012-2016 and was a member of Coach Alex Keyser’s first recruiting class. Most recently, Duncan has served as a club coach in both Waco, Texas, and Cookeville, Tenn.

“I’m very excited to begin working as Asbury’s new swim coach,” Duncan said. “I can’t believe that God has led me back to my alma mater and I can’t wait to join all the great work that has been done in Asbury athletics. I’m grateful to Mark Whitworth and the athletic staff for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting to know the swimmers and continuing to develop them in the pool and as leaders in the community. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the swim team this year and into the future. Go Eagles!”

“We are pleased to welcome Graham as our new head coach,” Mark Whitworth, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics & University Communications said. “He articulated a clear and passionate vision for our swimming program and knows first-hand the way God can use athletics to enhance a student’s college experience.”

Duncan was a three-time NAIA national qualifier, NAIA Scholar-Athlete and men’s team captain. The Owensboro, Ky., native scored individually in the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle at the 2013 NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City. Duncan’s sister, Katie, was also a member of the AU program from 2010-2014. She still holds school records in the 400 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay, 100 Backstroke and 200 Backstroke.

Duncan comes from a family of swimmers. His parents both swam at the college level, his mother at Arizona State and his father at Centre College. His mother continued to compete at the national level and qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials. She was also the 1986 10K Open Water national champion. His father started his coaching career in the 1980’s. After working with top level athletes as a member of the Mission Viejo Nadadores staff, he returned to Kentucky and coached for almost 40 years at all levels. He finished his career coaching the Apollo High School swim team in Owensboro, Ky., for 15 years.

Duncan is married to the former Mariah Humphrey, who is also a 2016 Asbury graduate.

About Asbury Athletics

Asbury University competes as an NCAA Division III provisional member and a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Asbury sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports, as well as cheerleading, representing more than 350 student-athletes. A total of 200 student-athletes were named to the TeamAU Academic Honor Roll by earning a semester GPA of 3.25 or better in the 2021 fall semester.

Men’s sports (7): baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and tennis.
Women’s sports (9): basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

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