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Scott Teeters
Scott Teeters

Scott Teeters Coach
Title:Head Coach, Swimming
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
College:Oakland University ('80), Wayne State University ('08), M.S.

Scott Teeters is the first head coach of Olivet Nazarene University’s swimming program.

A former NCAA Division I head coach at Oakland University and Eastern Michigan University, Teeters most recently coached at Novi High School in Novi, Mich., where he led the girls' swimming team to a third-place finish at the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals in 2008. He produced 12 high school all-Americans in three years, and his teams recorded 3.84 and 3.81 grade-point averages in 2008 and 2009 — the top marks in the state of Michigan.

At Oakland University, Teeters coached the school’s first women’s swimming NCAA Division I All-American, Georgi Kinsela. (The school moved from Division II to Division I in 1997.) He led the Golden Grizzlies to Mid-Continent Conference championships during the 1999-00 and the 2000-01 seasons and led Oakland to its first appearance as a team at the NCAA Division I national championships. He earned three conference honors as coach of the year and coached 26 athletes who accumulated a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Before Oakland, Teeters served two years as the head coach for women's swimming at Eastern Michigan University. During the 1997-98 season, the Eagles finished 9-5 in dual meets and took fourth at the Mid-America Conference (MAC) Championships. He coached a qualifier for the NCAA Division I national championships, and the program improved its overall GPA to 3.12 under his guidance.

Teeters also coached the Oakland Live Y’ers, a highly acclaimed swimming club. He produced more than 30 national qualifiers, as well as a national record holder. His swimmers went on to claim NCAA national titles in all three divisions, and one — Peter Vanderkaay — is a three-time Olympic medalist. 

Teeters also produced 12 USA Swimming National Select Camp athletes. The Live Y’ers were the YMCA national long course champions in 1991 and 1993, and state long course champions in Michigan from 1987-1997. His athletes broke 37 Michigan state records, and he is a five-time national YMCA Coach of the Year finalist.

As a swimmer, Teeters was a two-year team captain and three-time NCAA Division II All-American at Oakland from 1976-78.