Ohio State swimmers upholding the "Pay it Forward" tradition
Jordan Wolfrum came to Ohio State as an assistant coach in April 2014 and in May 2016 she was elevated to associate head coach.
She came to Ohio State with an extensive coaching background, including serving as volunteer assistant coach at Stanford University. Wolfrum worked extensively with the breaststrokers, including junior Katie Olsen, who finished second in the 200 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships, and sophomore Sara Haase, who finished 10th in the 100. As a team, the Cardinal finished as the national runner-up, broke numerous school records and set the American/US Open and NCAA record in the 400 medley relay.
"I am so looking forward to joining the Buckeye family," said Wolfrum. "I have immense respect for Coach Dorenkott as a coach and as a team leader. I am very excited join him and to bring my passion and excitement to the pool deck. I believe that together we can lead the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Championship and NCAA honors."
"Jordan is joining our program at an important point in our evolution," said Dorenkott. "Our team dynamic has never been stronger. We are poised for a big future and are looking forward to Jordan's enthusiasm serving as a catalyst to future successes."
Prior to Stanford, Wolfrum was the head swimming and diving coach at the College of Saint Benedict in Collegeville, Minn. She spent a total of four years at Saint Benedict's, taking over as head coach in 2012-13 after serving for three years as an assistant coach. She helped the Blazers to a fourth place finish at the 2012 MIAC Championships, narrowly missing a top-three tally. In her time at Saint Benedict, she has coached 11 All-MIAC Athletes, including a team record eight in 2012-13.
She has also spent the last five years on the staff of the Stanford University Swim Camp, working with elite level athletes. Wolfrum is a member of the College Swim Coaches Association of America and the United States Swimming Association.
"We were drawn to Jordan based on her human qualities," said Dorenkott. "She has a professional demeanor yet connected easily with our team. And, Jordan did not blink when we shared the high expectations that go along with being a part of The Ohio State University."
She competed collegiately at St. Cloud State, captaining the Huskies her final two seasons, and helping them to a Northern Sun Swimming Championship in her senior year. Also a member of the great North Central Conference (NCC), Wolfrum was a member NCC Commissioners Academic Honor Roll during her career. She graduated in 2009 from St. Cloud State with a degree in mathematics with a minor in statistics.