Laura Harting was named an assistant coach for the St. Bonaventure men's and women's swimming teams in May 2019 and is in her second season with the programs.
Harting comes to St. Bonaventure after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Wittenburg University in Springfield, Ohio. During her time at Wittenburg, Harting assisted in the recruiting of 12 new student-athletes for the 2018-19 season, doubling the size of the previous season’s recruiting class. Harting recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Athletic Coaching.
Before her stint at Wittenburg, Harting was the head coach at the Walnut Grove Swim Club in Trenton, Ohio and the Monroe Wildwood Swim Team in Monroe, Ohio. During her time at Walnut Grove in 2017-18, she led the team to its highest finish in the Butler County Swim League Championship meet in six years. At the helm of the Monroe Wildwood Swim Team from 2015-17, she grew the team from 60 to 80 swimmers in two summers.
Harting received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing with a minor in Human Resource Management from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio. She was a member of the swim team for four seasons, swimming primarily in freestyle races. In the classroom she was a member of the Urbana’s Athletics Director Honor Roll and was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Athlete’s National Honor Society.