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Former North Central College star Mark Schmitt hired as swimming coach

Former North Central College star Mark Schmitt hired as swimming coach

Ever since Mark Schmitt returned to his hometown of Naperville to swim at North Central College in 2003, he knew where he wanted to be. After completing the 2006 season for the Cardinals, a season in which he became the NCAA Division III national champion in the 200-yard backstroke, he actually applied for the head coaching job while still enrolled. "I knew there was no way I would get it, but it was my dream job since 2003," Schmitt said. Earlier this month, Schmitt's dream became a reality when he was hired to head the Cardinals' men's and women's swim programs. "It hasn't really hit me yet that I have my dream job now," Schmitt said....

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