CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Todd DeSorbo announced today (May 29) that Margaret Zagrobelny has joined the UVA program as an assistant coach. Most recently, Zagrobelny has been a member of the coaching staff at Johns Hopkins since 2018, serving as associate head coach since June of 2022.

Last season Zagrobelny saw the Blue Jays send 12 women and 10 men to the Division III NCAA Championships. The women’s program finished 11th for the second consecutive season while the men were 14th. The women posted 17 All-America performances while the men had 18.

During her seven seasons with the Blue Jays, Zagrobelny coached 152 All-Americans and three national champions on the women’s side. On the men’s side, she’s coached 200 All-Americans and a pair of national champions.

The Hopkins women placed in the top-15 in each of the five championships during Zagrobelny’s tenure (no championships in 2020 and 2021). The JHU men finished as the national runner-up in 2022 and added a pair of fourth-place finishes in addition to last year’s result.

In 2022, Zagrobelny was named one of six recipients of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Jean Freeman Scholarship. The scholarships are given annually to assistant coaches whose exceptional contributions have brought recognition to their college or university, and whose leadership, integrity, honesty, competitive attitude and personal graciousness epitomize those characteristics reflected by Jean Freeman, longtime women’s swimming coach at the University of Minnesota.

Zagrobelny is a 2017 graduate of John Carroll, where she was a four-year member of the swim team. She led the Blue Streaks to the 2017 OAC Championship, the program’s first since 2008. She was a member of the record-setting 200 Medley Relay team and finished third in the 100 Back at the 2017 championships. She earned All-OAC honors five times in her career and won three OAC titles.

Prior to coaching at Johns Hopkins, Zagrobelny worked as Susquehanna where she spent 2017-18 as an assistant swim coach and aquatics director. She helped the Susquehanna women’s team to its eighth straight Landmark Conference Championship and a strong runner-up finish for the men.