Men's Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Alex Dawson
Director of Operations

Dedicated and organized, Alex Dawson has served as the director of swimming & diving operations for both the men’s and women’s programs at Texas A&M since 2007.

Dawson works as closely with the Aggie swimmers and divers as any employee in the athletic department. He assists in the recruiting process, in addition to many other far-ranging duties asked of him by both the men’s and women’s staffs. He is responsible for all away meet travel and logistics and serves as Meet Director for all home events.  

He was instrumental in the preparation and operation of the 2009 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in College Station, as well as the 2010 Big 12 Championships, 2010 AT&T USA Diving Championships and the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championships.

Dawson served as a High Performance Consultant for the USA Swimming National Team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Team Trials, the 2009, 2013 and 2014 USA World Championship Trials and the 2013 World University Games in Shenzhen, China. He served as Team Manager for Team USA at the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and he will serve the same capacity for Team USA at the 2015 Duel in the Pool in December.

Dawson spent the spring of 2007 serving as a national team intern for USA Swimming in Colorado Springs. While Dawson spent time researching lactate clearance for the Sport Science staff and analyzing race databases and editing video for the national team athletes and coaches as well as taking part in several national team camps. He has also served as a programs intern for Special Olympics in Indiana.

Dawson was a four-year letterman for the Texas A&M’s men’s swimming and diving team, competing from 2003-06, and served as team captain during his senior season. An academic All-Big 12 selection, he qualified for the NCAA Championships during his junior season.

Dawson, who is married to the former Casey Walling, graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a minor in business. Dawson is originally from Indianapolis and graduated from North Central High School. The Dawsons have two children, Parker and Kinley.

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Position: Director of Operations
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Alma Mater: Texas A&M '06
Email: adawson@athletics.tamu.edu
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