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Hollie Bonewit-Cron

  • Penn State University Head Coach

  • Miami (Ohio) Head Coach

  • Nova Southeastern University Head Coach 

  • University of Florida Assistant Coach

The 24-year coaching veteran brings a plethora of experience to the Nittany Lion swim and dive programs.  Most recently Hollie Bonewit-Cron spent eight seasons  building and leading Miami (Ohio) RedHawks to five of the last six MAC Championships while being name MAC Coach of the Year 5 times.  Bonewit-Cron's squad also excelled in the classroom producing College Swimming & Diving Scholar All-America student-athletes and teams.


Before arriving in Oxford, Ohio, Bonewit-Cron spent seven seasons as the head coach at Nova Southeastern University. The decorated head coach built the program at Southeastern from the ground up in its first years of existence. Her program quickly exceeded expectations, with the men's team finishing fourth at the 2016 Division II National Championship.  She coached 12 NCAA Champions along with 66 All-Americans and 85 All-America honorable mentions. 

Before her first head coaching gig at NSU, Bonewit-Cron spent one season as the volunteer assistant coach at the University of Miami (Florida).  However, Bonewit-Cron spent the bulk of her early career as an assistant coach for the men's and women's swimming and diving team at the University of Florida from 2002-08. She helped guide the Gators to a great of success throughout her time in Gainesville assisting in coaching 12 NCAA Division I Individual Champions, 50 SEC Champions and a combined 420 All-American honorees between the men’s and women’s teams.  Bonewit-Cron also had a hand in coaching five Olympians in two Olympic games who totaled four gold medals, four silver medals, and three bronze medals. 
A decorated swimmer herself, Bonewit-Cron was a four-year letterwinner at Ohio University where she earned All-American honors. Bonewit-Cron earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Ohio University in 2000.  In her first coaching stint, she launched her career as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern University in 2000 while completing her master's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport psychology from GSU in 2002. 


Hollie and her husband, Chad, have two daughters and a son.

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