Megan Sheets enters her second season with the Bears after being named the men's and women's assistant swimming and diving coach at Washington University in St. Louis on July 12, 2016.
WashU nearly broke an 11-year old record in 2016-17 with 51 total All-American finishes at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving National Championships. The Bears also finished within the top-10 for the third consecutive season, the longest streak in WashU history.
Prior to Sheets arrival on the Danforth Campus, she spent the four seasons at NCAA Division II Limestone College. She served as assistant men’s and women’s coach from 2012-15, including a stint as interim head coach for the 2015-16 season.
Sheets was responsible for all aspects of the program while serving as interim coach, including recruiting, budget management and travel arrangements. She guided Limestone to seven new school records and had four men qualify for the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships.
During her tenure as assistant coach, Limestone achieved 28 new school records and had 50 All-American performances. In 2015, Sheets helped coach the women's team to a 18th place finish, its highest in school history. The team also received 2015 CSCAA Scholar All-America honors.
She spent one year as a master’s swim coach at Wilson Family YMCA Aquatics in Augusta, Ga., and also spent three summers as summer league swim coach (two years) and assistant manager (one year) at St. Albans Country Club in St. Louis.
Sheets swam for three years at NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb University, swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and 100- and 200-yard backstroke for the Bulldogs. As a senior in 2010, she finished in the top 16 in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke.
While at Gardner-Webb, she qualified for the Dean's List all three years and was a significant reason for that program posting the top grade point average of any NCAA Division I women's swim team in the country.
Sheets received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Gardner-Webb in 2010.