Richard "Doc" Ludemann was announced as head coach of the swimming and diving team in August 2019.
"I am excited to be a part of the outstanding Greyhound tradition," said Ludemann. "I believe Assumption has a history of academics and athletics working hand-in-hand to promote both equally. I look forward to helping the program grow and have our student-athletes flourish on many planes. One of the reasons I got into coaching was to pay it forward for all the support I've received both as an athlete and a coach."
In the sport of Women's Swimming and Diving, Ludemann has served a distance coach and head coach at the University of Bridgeport; head coach of the women's varsity and men's club team at Sacred Heart University; assistant coach for the women's and men's teams at Yale University; and assistant coach at UCLA. He also served as conditioning consultant for the USA and Canada National Water Polo teams; and as a consultant, reorganized and developed SwimKauai, a youth swimming program in Kauai, Hawaii.
As head coach at the University of Bridgeport, Ludemann trained five student-athletes to represent their national team at the World Championships. During his leadership at Sacred Heart, the team developed Senior and Junior National qualifiers, had more than 20 ECAS qualifiers and scorers, and saw 92 percent of its student-athletes earn personal bests each year.
In addition to his vast collegiate coaching experience, Ludemann also served as head director of competitive aquatics and head coach at the New Canaan (CT) Y Aquatic Club; associate coach at the Westport (CT) YMCA; head coach of the Country Club of New Canaan; and head coach of the Stamford High School (CT) Girls Varsity swim team.
Ludemann received an Associate in Applied Science in education at Southern Connecticut State University and majored in physical education and education at Fulton Montgomery College.