| HEAD COACHERICA ROSE
St. Louis-native Erica Rose is in her third season as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach for the Saints. She began her tenure at Maryville in June 2016. Rose (then Erica Sparks) swam collegiately at Truman State and graduated from the university in 2000. While at Truman, she helped the Bulldogs to three top-five finishes in the NCAA Division II National Championships, including runners-up her senior season. She graduated from Visitation Academy in 1996.
“It is exciting to be a part of the Maryville University community,” Rose said. “I feel lucky to have the opportunity to lead the team and help the student-athletes reach their full potential as swimmers and members of the Saints family."
Rose coached at FAST (which started as MOST) for six years as an age group coach from 2001 until 2007. She served as a substitute coach for the Saints program during the 2014-15 season. Rose has been a master’s swim coach for Rockwood Swim Club, coached for the club team at Parkway Swim and was an age group coach for the club. Rose was the head coach at Visitation Academy for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Her first coaching experience came as a student assistant coach at Truman State during the 2000-01 season.
Rose is an active member of the Saint Louis Area Masters swim program. She earned her master’s degree in education in 2007 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.