The 2011-12 season marks Peter Linn's
24th season as the head coach of the Eastern Michigan University men's swimming team.
also took over as head coach of the women's program in 2004.
In his 23 seasons as men's head coach, Linn has guided the Eagles to 19 Mid-American Conference Championships, including eight in a row from 1988-1996.
finished as conference runner-up during the other four seasons under Linn's guidance.
The Eagles are currently riding a 59-MAC dual meet unbeaten streak dating back to the 1997-98 season.
Throughout his tenure as men's coach, Linn has a 167-50 overall record, including a 103-6 MAC mark.
On the women's side, Linn
took over for the 2004-05 season and has led the Eagles to a 48-26 mark in six seasons.
was selected MAC
Coach of the Year in his
first season at the helm after a third-place showing at the MAC Championships.
He then led EMU to its first women's swimming title in 2005-06, once again earning Coach of the Year honors.
The 2006-07 season saw the Eagles capture the conference championship for the second consecutive season, including a 6-1 conference mark.
He became the only coach to win both men's and women's team championships in the same year.
Linn returned to EMU in 1988 after leading Upper Arlington (Ohio) High School to three consecutive state championships, along with six straight district titles, while developing 32 individual district champions and eight individual state champions.
He was also president of the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Association in 1987-88.
was named Coach of the Year in the Ohio prep ranks in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Prior to taking over at Upper Arlington
coached at Shaker Heights (Ohio) High School from 1976-82 where he
led the swimmers to their first league championship in 20 years.
was named Northeast Ohio Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1982.
In 2002, Linn
was elected to the Ohio High School Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame
Linn attended Eastern Michigan University from 1969-74 and received a bachelor's of science degree with a double major in mathematics and biology.
was inducted into the EMU Hall of Fame
as part of the class of 2006.
Linn has two sons, Scott is an assistant football coach at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York while Jamie is a senior at Eastern Michigan University.