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Denison Adds Assistant[]

Granville, OH , September 26th, 2008

Denison University head men's and women's swimming coach Gregg Parini has announced the hiring of Matthew Ense as an assistant coach with the Big Red swimming and diving program.

Before coming to Denison, Ense served one year as an assistant coach at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. where he helped lead the men's and women's swimming teams to over 100 personal best times and nine school records. He also helped coach five NCAA Championship qualifiers.

Prior to his stint at Union College, Ense served as the head swimming coach at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio for three years. While at St. Ursula, Ense guided the Bulldogs to three-straight top five finishes at the State Meet and a 22-4 record in dual meets. He also mentored 10 high school All-Americans.

In addition, Ense spent three months as the assistant swimming coach for The Race Club in Key Largo, Fla. While in Key Largo, he helped Michigan head coach Mike Bottom prepare 13 Olympians for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Ense worked closely with Nathan Adrian, who set a World Record and won a Gold Medal in the 400-meter free relay, and Mike Cavic, who captured the silver in the 100-meter fly.

A 2002 graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ense earned his degree in Business Administration and Marketing. At Eastern Michigan, he was a five-time Mid American Conference swimming champion.

In 2000, he completed at the U.S. Olympic Trials where he placed ninth in the 5K swim.

Ense resides in Granville.