After retiring from his post at the YMCA in December, Everett was not sure what was next, but he knew it had to be something that aligned with his purpose and passion. Coaching was always in his mind.
Everett, a 10-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion, three year co-captain, four year Most Valuable Swimmer and the first swimmer inducted into the Albion College Hall of Fame, previously served as head swim coach at the Marietta YMCA in Ohio and the Boise YMCA, taking both programs to Nationals for the first time. Everett coached multiple athletes who went on to become national champions, including one who was an Olympic Gold medalist and world record holder. Though he spent 41 years working for the “Y”—including building the Treasure Valley facilities into some of the best in the United States—coaching was his calling.
“I have truly come full circle,” Everett said. “I began as a swim coach, and to have the opportunity to return to this calling is a dream come true!”