Coach Katz, a member of Hawken’s Class of 1992, swam for the legendary coach Jerry Holtrey during his high school years. Among many other accolades, Adam was a state champion in the 500 free and a state runner-up in the 200 free. After Hawken, he went on to swim for both Indiana University and the Ohio State University. In his youth, from age 10 to age 21, Adam was a swimmer for the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins.
Katz’s coaching career includes stints as a student-assistant coach at Ohio State and head coach tenures at Gilmour Academy, Orange High School, and Ursuline College. In addition to coaching state champions both at Hawken and Gilmour, he has, over the course of his career, coached sectional, junior national, and Olympic trials qualifiers. The head coach of North Coast Swimming for 13 years, Adam has also been an assistant coach for Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming and the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins. For the past two years, Adam has served as assistant coach for Hawken swimming, where he has put a good deal of effort into building positive relationships with and among team members and has earned the respect and admiration of swimmers and their families.