Elizabeth Tinnon, the 2007 Pan American Games 200-meter breaststroke bronze medalist, joined the Alabama staff last season as a graduate assistant coach.
"Elizabeth brings a wealth of national and international experience to the deck," head coach Eric McIlquham said. "As a amember fo the United States National Team, she has competed at the highest level and can share that experience with our student-athletes. She can certainly relate to what they're going through on a daily basis and knows what it takes to be successful as a student-athlete."
As part of Team USA, the Bowling Green, Ky. native finished eighth in the 100m breaststroke and ninth in the 200m breaststroke at the 2008 World Short Course Championships.
At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials she finaled in the 100m breaststroke, taking eighth. She was also 16th in the 200m breaststroke at the same meet. Tinnon finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke at the 2009 USA National Championships . She was third in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the 2008 Short Course National Championships.
The 2007 Texas grad was an eight-time NCAA All-American and an eight-time Big 12 Conference Champion and the UT school record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. She and her Longhorn teammates set the Big 12 record in the 400 medley relay. She graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications.
A four-time Kentucky State 100 breaststroke champion, Tinnon graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2003.