Steve Kuster
Steve Kuster
Title: Head Coach of Men's/Women's Swimming/Assistant Athletic Director
Phone: 413-597-4372
Email: skuster@williams.edu

Steve Kuster was a two-time All-American at the University of Pennsylvania (where he still holds four varsity records).  In 1992, he was a consolation finalist in the 200-meter butterfly at the US Olympic Trials.  After graduating in 1993, he was selected to the United States National Team and represented the country at the World University Games.

Prior to his appointment at Williams in the summer of 1999, Kuster spent three years as the men’s assistant coach at Harvard University.  There he helped lead the Crimson to three Ivy League titles and an 11th place finish at the 1998 NCAAs. Kuster also received a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University.

Kuster and his wife Kim reside in Williamstown with their two young sons, Cole and Tate.

This will be Kuster's 16th season at Williams.

CONFERENCE MEET TITLES (New England D III & NESCAC):

Women: 25 straight, Men: 24-1

 

4 OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIERS

Lindsay Payne – 2004 & 2008 (7th place finish in 100 breast)

Caroline Wilson - 2012

Paul Dyrkacz - 2012

Logan Todhunter - 2012

 

9 SENIOR NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

Will Cunningham ‘06, Norman Scott ‘09, Gary Roberson ’11, Ben Wampler ‘12

Paul Dyrkacz ’13, Lindsay Payne ’06, Amanda Nicholson ’09,

 Logan Todhunter ’12, Caroline Wilson ‘13

 

5 NATIONAL RECORD HOLDERS

Will Cunningham ’06 (100 bk), Amanda Nicholson ’09 (400 IM),

Lindsay Payne (current 100/200 brst)  Caroline Wilson ‘13 (current 400 IM/1650 Fr),

Logan Todhunter ‘12 (current 100/200 Fly)

 

79 male All-Americans - 92 female All-Americans


14 STRAIGHT YEARS WITH AT LEAST 1 NATIONAL CHAMPION (54 total)

2001 -- Meredith Olsen (1)
   
2002 -- Lindsay Payne (1) & Rachel Gealy (1)
   
2003 -- LindsayPayne (1) & Caroline Crocker (1)  
   
2004 -- Will Cunningham (1)
   
2005 -- 200/400 MR women Lindsay Payne (3)  &  Will Cunningham (1)
   
2006 -- 400 FR/400 MR women, Lindsay Payne (3) & Will Cunningham (1)
   
2007 -- Norman Scott (1)
   
2008 -- Amanda Nicholson (1)
   
2009 -- Logan Todhunter (2)
   
2010 -- Logan Todhunter (3) & Caroline Wilson (3)
   
2011 -- L. Todhunter (3), C. Wilson (2), Gary Roberson (1), Paul Dyrkacz (2)
   
2012 --400 MR women, 800 MR women, C. Wilson (3), L. Todhunter (3), Paul Dyrkacz, Sarah Thompson


2013 --C. Wilson (3), Sarah Thompson (2)
   
2014 --Sarah Thompson (2), Megan Pierce

  

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 

Honda Inspiration Award Winner – Lindsay Payne – 2006

Fulbright Scholarship recipient – Robin Kim – 2006

NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship – Stephen Spinelli – 2007

More than 50 CSCA Scholar All-Americans

CSCA Team Scholar All-American Award – 12 years  
Spring ’11 Team gpa:  women 3.41,  men 3.35

 

COACHING RECOGNITION 

6-Time Men's NESCAC Coach of the Year

6-Time Nescac Women's Coach of the Year

4-time NCAA Women’s coach of the year