Nathan Duell Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach

Length of time at Tabor: Since 2014

 

Athletic background

Swimming:

Concord High School – Elkhart, IN 1986-1990

Wheaton College (IL) – 1990-1994

College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champ 100 breaststroke, 1991 & 1994

CCIW champ 200 Medley Relay 1991, 1993, 1994

2-time NCAA Division III All-American, 1993

Coaching:

DuPage Central , 1994

Concord Swim Club, 1995-1997 & 2000-2004

Concord High School, 1995-1997 & 2000-2002

Goshen Gators SC, 2004-2008

Goshen Swimming Inc., 2008-2013

Goshen High School, 2011-2013

 

Academic background

Wheaton College (IL) – Bachelor of Arts – English Literature, 1994

Goshen College (IN) – Teaching License, 2001

Indiana Wesleyan – Masters of Education, 2008

 

Family

Wife:

Cara, finishing her degree at Tabor in Special Education

Children:

Daughter: MacKenzie

Son: Duncan

Daughter: Ainsley

Son: Angus

 

Coaching style

I am an athlete’s coach in the sense that I like to get a lot of input on training decisions. I am pretty energetic and loud on the deck. I consider myself an excellent motivator.

 

What is special about athletics at Tabor?

Tabor is a special place to be an athlete because we celebrate our God-given abilities in terms of our Creator. It is one thing to praise God for a win, but another to represent His kingdom every day.

I also believe that with so many of the Tabor students participating in athletics, it makes the campus much more supportive of one another’s efforts.

Finally, Tabor is the only school in the state of Kansas that offers both men’s and women’s swimming. If that’s not special, I don’t know what is.

 

How do you integrate faith into your coaching?

I don’t personally like to wear my faith on my shirt sleeves. Faith is a personal and intimate relationship with Christ that manifests itself differently for each person. My faith is most evident in my coaching as it relates to the coach-athlete relationship. I believe that fostering an environment that places a premium on personal dignity and integrity creates opportunities for inspiration as athletes and people. My faith is my inspiration and when I am inspired by others and can inspire others, I am reminded of my purpose.

 

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