This fall, Zac began his third year as Marlins Head Coach. Prior to this, he served as a coach for Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics since 2012, including three years as Head Age Group Coach. Zac swam for the University of Arizona from 2009-2012, qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke and the 2013 World Championship Trials in the 100 breaststroke. In 2017, he received a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona, where he studied the roles that stress and mindfulness play on athlete performance under pressure.
Zachary Hojnacki, PhD, Head Coach, BGNW Marlins
The Club has provided our swimming program the opportunity to develop a national-caliber swim team that provides an all-encompassing youth sports experi-ence. Through swimming, we are able to help a diverse group of young athletes to cultivate a championship work ethic and essential life skills such as time manage-ment, teamwork, resilience and empathy.