Michele Lowry is in her first season as an assistant coach for the University of Utah swimming and diving team.
Lowry was an assistant coach at North Texas for the last three seasons, where she helped the Mean Green rewrite 36 school records books with 14 coming during the 2012-13 campaigns. North Texas captured a second-place finish at the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.
Under Lowry's tutelage last season, Kimmy Phillips became the first North Texas swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships, where she took 26th in the 1650 freestyle (16:19.26) and 52nd in the 500 freestyle (4:48.61).
Before Phillips, Catia Weickgenant broke the school's 500 Freestyle record four times, setting the Sun Belt Conference record twice, the Mizzou Invite record, and the conference-meet record. Weickgenant also won a Sun Belt weekly award and took gold at the SBC Championships in the 500 Freestyle.
The Hailey, Idaho native Lowry competed for the University of Denver, where she was one of the most accomplished swimmers in the history of the SBC. She qualified for the NCAA Championships as a senior in the 400 IM and the 1650 Freestyle for the Pioneers and was named the SBC's Most Outstanding Female Swimmer in 2008-09.
Lowry still owns Denver school records in the 1650 Freestyle (16:25.85), the 400 IM (4:12.99), the 1000 Freestyle (9:55.80) and as a member of the 800 Free Relay.
Lowry earned a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Denver in 2009, and earned her master's degree in higher education from North Texas in May 2012. She also served as a Student-Athlete Affairs Coordinator at UNT where she was the academic advisor for the men's and women's golf teams during the 2012-13 academic year.