BUFFALO, NY – 13th year head coach Andy Bashor announced the addition of Sarah Biasello as assistant coach for the UB women's swimming & diving team on Friday morning. Biasello comes to the Bulls after two seasons at Colgate where she served as an assistant coach.
"I am thrilled to have Sarah join the UB Swimming and Diving family as the next assistant coach of the program," said head coach Andy Bashor. "Sarah is going to bring new energy and excitement to the team as her coaching and recruiting experience are a great fit for us. Her passion and commitment to the sport is going to help us continue to improve as a team, and we are looking forward to working with her soon as we compete for MAC Championships."
Biasello replaces former Bulls assistant coach Ian Walsh, who left earlier this season to join Marshall University as their programs head coach. The former Michigan State swimmer will bring four years of division I coaching experience to the Bulls staff, having spent two seasons Oakland University from 2015-17 before making the move to Colgate.
"Before even stepping on campus, I heard great things about the program," stated Biasello. Once I had the opportunity to meet Andy, members of the team and the support staff, it was obvious to me why they have continued success and hold such a great reputation. I am grateful to be a part of this family and am beyond excited to continue the tradition of excellence they have built."
During her two year stint with the Colgate Raiders as an assistant head coach, Biasello served as the programs head recruiter for both the men's and women's teams. She worked primarily with IM, sprint, and stroke swimmer groups and took over as interim head coach for the program after the departure of the teams head coach following the 2019 season.
Prior to her stint with Colgate, Biasello spent two seasons at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. where she played an integral part in guiding the Grizzlies men's and women's teams to back-to-back Horizon League titles during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
Biasello spent a year at Oberlin College during the 2014-15 season. During her tenure, the Yeoman turned out their highest finish at conference championships in school history, placing fourth, as the team broke 13 team records while posting a 6-1 dual meet record.
Prior to her time at Oberlin, Biasello served as the head boys swim coach at the University of Detroit Jesuit for the 2013-14 season. While there, Biasello coached the team to its highest-ever finish at conference championships and the most successful season in school history.
Biasello is a four-year letter winner at Michigan State University and competed as a breast stroke specialist while serving as a team captain for the Spartans. She competed at the Big Ten Championships all four years of her collegiate career.
The Austin, Texas, native graduated from Michigan State in 2011 where she holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology.