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Michael Licon Named Assistant Swimming Coach

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Michael Licon, who spent last season with Auburn University, has been named Assistant Swimming Coach, announced Keegan Ingelido, who is heading into her fourth season at the helm of the Lobos.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join this coaching staff at the University of New Mexico,” said Licon.  “I’m thankful for Keegan in trusting me to help continue and build upon the Lobo way. I can’t wait to get to work.”

Licon spent the 2021-22 season with Auburn in the capacity of volunteer assistant, where he worked with both the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams. With Auburn, along with regular coaching duties, Licon handled setup and logistics for recruiting weekends and he oversaw practices when the coaching staff was traveling.  With Auburn he gained experience working with Honorable Mention NCAA All-Americans, SEC finalists and a World Champion gold medalist.

Licon has served as an assistant or associate coach for the past several years prior to starting his collegiate coaching career, starting in 2019 when he served as the associate head coach at El Paso Country Club.  He was there for two years before moving to Opelika, Alabama serving as an assistant coach under former Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler McGill.

Said head coach Keegan Ingelido, “Michael is going to bring a lot of energy to our program. He is very smart and intellectual in the sport of swimming. He is going to be a huge asset for our team.”