Texas women’s swimming parts with associate head coach Roric Fink

Brittany Archer

Women’s swimming coach Roric Fink will not be returning for the 2020-21 season, a spokesperson from Texas Athletics has confirmed.

Fink confirmed his departure to the Texan on Wednesday, saying that Texas head coach Carol Capitani informed him last week that his contract would not be renewed in the fall. As of Wednesday, Fink is no longer on the team’s roster, and there is a job posting for the position on a UT website.

Fink had been Capitani’s top assistant since coming to Texas in 2012. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2017. During his tenure, the Longhorns had six top 10 finishes at the NCAA championships, with the highest finish at the 2019 NCAA championships, where the Longhorns placed fifth overall.

The decision came after the Longhorns were only able to qualify five swimmers for the 2020 NCAA championships, which were ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prior to arriving at the Forty Acres, Fink was an associate head coach at the University of Missouri for two years, as well as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona.