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Jake Shrum

Associate Head Coach
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Jake Shrum was promoted to associated head coach at UVA following the 2023-24 season. Over the past two seasons, Shrum helped coach the UVA women’s program to a pair of NCAA titles – the third and fourth consecutive for Virginia – and a pair of ACC women’s championships.

Shrum, a Virginia swimming alum, returns to Grounds after serving as the head swimming and diving coach at Towson since 2015. During his seven years with the Tigers, he helped lead the Towson programs to finishes near the top of the Colonial Athletic Association standings including the men’s first-ever CAA Championship in 2021. During his tenure at Towson, he had athletes achieve Olympic Trials cuts, NCAA All-America honors and placed a swimmer on the U.S. National Team from 2018 to 2021.

A native of Charlottesville, Shrum began his coaching career as an assistant coach with Fairview Swim Club and the Virginia Gators. He would later become the head coach at Albemarle High School. In 2013 he began his shift into collegiate coaching, becoming a volunteer assistant at UVA until his hiring at Towson.

Shrum earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Virginia in 2008. During his time at UVA, he was a member of the Cavaliers’ swimming program. He was a four-time varsity letter winner and was a member of three ACC Championship teams.