Pat Rowan is entering his fifth year as an assistant with the Mizzou Swimming and Diving program.
Last year, Rowan directed the power sprint group while also working with the middle distance group. A number of his swimmers were Big 12 conference finalists and made NCAA provisional time standards. Rowan also saw two Tigers qualify for the 2008 USA Swimming Olympic Team Trials under his guidance. Senior Ted Harris qualified in the 100-meter breast, while incoming freshman Lisa Nathanson qualified in the 50-meter free.
Rowan also assisted with putting together a top-25 recruiting class for both the men's and women's teams. In addition, Rowan contributed to the Dry Land strength program.
Rowan formerly served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, where his responsibilities ranged from assisting with coaching and team workouts, providing instruction on stroke improvements and administrative duties. He also provided a hand in research and recruiting.
While at Nebraska, Rowan worked as the head coach of Nebraska Aquatics, a post he gained in 2002. In his capacity as head coach, Rowan worked with both high school and college swimmers. Rowan also had multiple swimmers earn scholarships to NCAA Division I and II universities and a number of his high school students went on to become Nebraska state champions under his direction. During his young career, Rowan was named as the Midwestern Coach of the year in 2004-05 and again in 2006-07 before moving to the collegiate coaching ranks. He also served as the age group chairman on the Midwestern Executive Board for four years.
Rowan swam competitively for the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University and enjoyed great success during his four years on the team. Rowan was a 12-time Mid-American Conference (MAC) finalist and a member of two MAC championship teams.
The Lincoln, Neb., native graduated with a degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan in 2000 and is currently finishing his Masters in Sports Psychology. Rowan lives in Columbia with his wife Miranda and daughter Reese.