Knox Professor Named Fire Swimming/Diving Coach

From WGIL radio:

Jonathan Powers has been named head coach of the Knox College Prairie Fire Swimming and Diving team.

Powers is an assistant professor of economics at Knox who swam for four years at Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1987. At Amherst he was captain of the swim team his senior year – the same year his team placed 25th at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Championships. Powers also competed in water polo at Amherst, serving as captain his senior year, and in recent years has competed in several triathlons.

A member of the Knox faculty since 2000, Powers earned his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University in 2002. He teaches microeconomics, industrial organization, and game theory and has presented research papers at the American Economic Association, Midwest Economic Association and Western Economic Association annual meetings….

In addition to teaching economics at Knox, Powers has coached the club water polo team. It seems right then that he would take over the swimming program.