Homestead High School Coach, 1995 – 2014
Coach Englehart’s passion for the sport of swimming spans four decades as both an athlete and coach. He was the Illinois State champion in the 200-meter breast and in 1991 broke the Indiana state meet record in the 100-meter breast, a record he held for 10 years. He swam collegiately at the University of Kansas, where he won Big 8 Conference championship titles in 1992 and 1993 in the 100 breast. He was a 5-time Jayhawk Scholar and was a member of the Big 8 Academic All-Conference Team. He earned a BSE in Chemistry and Physical Sciences.
Coach Englehart’s love of coaching began as a high school student and continued through college. While student-teaching in his last semester of college, he served as the head coach of the Concordia Lutheran High School boys and girls swim teams. It was then that he made the decision to pursue a full-time swim coaching career. In 1995 he started Southwest Allen Community Swim Team where his swimmers achieved U.S. Olympic Trials cuts in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Under his leadership, the program produced over 30 nationally ranked swimmers including a number one ranking. In 2002 and 2009 he was honored as the Indiana LSC Coach of the Year.
Coach Englehart was the head boys coach at Homestead High School for 18 years and 13 years for the girls team. Under his leadership the Homestead teams were perennial top finishers at the IHSAA State Championships, where the boys teams were runner-up twice and had an additional 12 finishes in the top 10. The girls teams he coached earned one state runner-up title and 12 finishes in the top 10.
Athletes under his tenure earned eleven individual and 2 relay state titles. Additionally, swimmers earned 123 individual and relay NISCA All-American honors. His teams earned 30 conference titles and 27 sectional championship victories. He led Homestead to a dual meet records of 139-19 (boys team) and 94-14-1 (girls team). His swimming and diving program produced over 90 collegiate athletes. He was honored as the Coach of the Year at the 2004 IHSAA State Championships.
Coach Englehart now resides in Oklahoma where he is the Director of Competitive Swimming and Head Coach for the Phillips 66 Splash Club. He also serves as the head coach of the boys and girls swim teams at Bartlesville High School. Coach Englehart is honored and humbled to be inducted into the Indiana High School Swimming Hall of Fame.