Former Greenfield swimmer, coach takes reins


New Eastern Hancock swimming coach Derek McCormick.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a swimmer and coach in the Greenfield-Central swimming program under former head coach Tom Moore, Derek McCormick played a pivotal role in the turnaround of the G-C boys program, which has now won four consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference and sectional championships.

After waiting for the right opportunity to take ahold of his own program, McCormick has found that fit at Eastern Hancock.

McCormick, 24, was recently approved by the EH School Board as the new varsity coach of the high school program. McCormick succeeds Debbie Froman, who retired from coaching after last season.

“My initial goal was to find a program that was kind of started and make it my own. Eastern Hancock popped up and was a perfect fit,” said McCormick, who graduated from IUPUI and will also teach physical education at EH. “My goal is to grow the program as much as I can at the boys and girls high school level, the middle school level and at the elementary level. My long-term goal is to develop a swimming club out there and develop a swim lessons program.”

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