Valmon, who won gold medals as a member of the U.S. 4x400 relay teams in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, came to College Park in 2003 after spending eight years on Georgetown's staff. Valmon has also coached on the U.S. National Team, most recently during the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar.
The Terps finished eighth in the ACC in indoor track this year and 10th in outdoor men's track in 2010. A bright spot for the Terps has been Dwight Barbiasz, who finished fifth in the men's high jump at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
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Maryland's indoor season is scheduled to start Jan. 14 at the Penn State Invitational. Outdoor competition begins March 23 at the UCF Invitational in Orlando.
Women's Swimming and Diving
Coach: Sean Schimmel (Fourth year)
Unlike their male counterparts, the Terps women's swimming and diving team has found success in recent history. Just last week the Terps ranked No. 19 nationally in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll. They sit at 3-1 this season after dismantling UMBC on Saturday.
This year's roster includes two two-time NCAA Championships qualifiers in Ginny Glover and Megan Lafferty. Lafferty set an ACC record in the 100 fly last season at the NCAA Championships.
Schimmel took over the program in 2007 and finished with a 3-5 record that year. The Terps have won at least nine meets in the past three seasons. Schimmel has a 33-12 record in his four seasons at the helm.
Coach: Carl Salyer (Eighth year)
Last season the Terps finished 19-14, including a 4-0 regular-season mark in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Southern Division. They finished third in the CWPA Eastern Championship, the best showing in school history. Their postseason play earned them a No. 17 ranking in the final national poll, another best for the program.
The Terps are in the midst of their offseason workouts in preparation for the spring season.