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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 16, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Franco Pacheco, who was an assistant coach at Villanova University, has been named as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Colby College swimming and diving programs on Tuesday.
Pacheco will work with the men's and women's teams at Colby. He also worked with both swim programs at Villanova.
During his tenure at Villanova University, he specialized in the distance freestyle events while contributing to the team's dry land workouts. Pacheco also headed the Wildcats' scouting and statistics efforts and handled the reporting of all results to the BIG EAST Conference. Pacheco coached at the Canadian Olympic Trials and also coached two United States Olympic Trials Qualifiers.
Before coaching at Villanova, Pacheco was enlisted in the United States Army and was primarily stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. He received an honorable discharge in August, 2011.
As an undergraduate swimmer at The College of Saint Rose (N.Y.), Pacheco was a four-year member of the swim team and a two-year captain for the Golden Knights. Pacheco earned all-conference honors from both the Northeast-10 and the Metropolitan Conference.
Pacheco graduated from Saint Rose in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in public communications and an emphasis in journalism. He went on to earn a master's degree in education from Saint Joseph's College (Maine), while also studying educational psychology and being certified at Chaminade University (Hawaii).