Redskins’ Philabaum named ECOL Swimmer of the Year

| January 18, 2016
Award: Coshocton Redskins senior Bryce Philabaum was named the ECOL Swimmer of the Year at the ECOL Swim Meet held Friday evening, Jan. 15 at Coshocton. Pictured from left are: ECOL Commissioner Ron Tisko, Redskins Assistant Swim Coach Cari Weaver, Philabaum and Redskins Head Swim Coach Julia Shaw. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

Award: Coshocton Redskins senior Bryce Philabaum was named the ECOL Swimmer of the Year at the ECOL Swim Meet held Friday evening, Jan. 15 at Coshocton. Pictured from left are: ECOL Commissioner Ron Tisko, Redskins Assistant Swim Coach Cari Weaver, Philabaum and Redskins Head Swim Coach Julia Shaw. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Redskins senior Bryce Philabaum was named the ECOL Swimmer of the Year at the ECOL Swim Meet held Friday evening, Jan. 15 at Coshocton.

Philabaum commented on the honor, “It feels great. I remember that I set a goal my freshman year that I wanted to be the swimmer of the year so it feels great to finally accomplish it. The team has been really working hard, it just feels great. I have a great coach, she’s very supportive, always looking out for the best for the team. My teammates make practice a lot better, swimming practice is not always the funnest thing, they definitely help.

Coshocton Head Coach Julia Shaw said about the honor of Philabaum being named ECOL Male Swimmer of the Year, “I’m very, very proud of him. I’ve watched him go from a little freshman to being a mature young adult now. He and Cody (McVay) are going to be my first four year swimmers that will graduate. I’ve been coaching them since they were freshmen.”

When asked about what is next for the Redskins swim team, Coach Shaw said, “I would love to take another trip to state.”

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