A decorated swimmer and talented coach, former University of Pittsburgh assistant Tanica Jamison was hired at Texas A&M on July 7, 2011 by Aggie head coach Steve Bultman.
Jamison has been instrumental in the development of multiple Olympians while at Texas A&M, including U.S. Olympians Cammile Adams and Breeja Larson, and the team has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships every year during her time with the Aggies. The last three years, the Aggies have matched their program-best fourth-place finish at nationals. Fifteen of the Aggies’ 19 current swimming school records have been set since Jamison’s arrival, including four relay school standards.
Prior to coming to A&M, Jamison worked closely with the sprinter and middle distance groups for the Pitt’s swimming and diving teams and also served as the head senior coach of Team Pittsburgh. In 2010-11, Panther swimmers earned five All-Big East awards and broke four school records.
An 11-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion at the University of Texas under then-head coach Jill Sterkel, Jamison was the 2000 Big 12 Freshman and Newcomer of the Year, earned the Leadership Award in 2001 and 2002, was a two-time team captain and was selected as the team’s MVP in 2003.
Jamison has a long-time association with the National Diversity Select Camp, which began when she was a three-time participant in the mid-1990s and continued when she was invited to serve as a National Team athletic representative in 2007 and head coach 2011.
Born in Monongahela, Pa, Jamison graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in applied learning and development in 2003.