Sam Mashburn took over the duties of Head Coach of the swimming and diving program at Iowa Lakes on June 15, 2015. He is a native of Cumming, Ga., where he swam distance freestyle and backstroke at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, N.C.
Mashburn has been involved with competitive swimming and diving since the age of 5. After graduating from Mars Hill University in 2010, Mashburn coached for various USA club swim teams in the Atlanta area. In 2012, he became the assistant swim coach for Union College where he coached the distance team. While there, Mashburn helped coach a distance team that finished in the top 8 at nationals in 2014.
He has also worked at The American School Foundation as a physical education teacher and varsity swim coach. Two of the swimmers on his team qualified for the Mexican National Championship Meet.
Mashburn received his Master’s degree in Health/Physical Education from Union College in 2014.