Neil Yost, the first Mount St. Mary’s women’s swimming coach in program history, enters his ninth season as the women's swimming head coach at the Mount in 2013-14. The Mount has posted a 41-29 dual meet record under Yost, including a 17-13 mark in the last three seasons.
The squad has finished fifth in the Northeast Conference Swimming & Diving Championships in the last two campaigns after a sixth-place finish in the previous three seasons.
During his time in Emmitsburg, Yost has coached individuals to one First Team All-NEC honor, three Second Team All-NEC selections and five Third Team All-NEC honors, as well as one Second Team relay and one Third Team relay.
At the 2012 NEC Championships, Yost helped Erin Regan to a gold medal in the 200 butterfly. Regan became the first Mount swimmer to win an individual event at the Championships and the first to win a major award as she earned Rookie of the Meet. The team’s 200 freestyle relay squad also became the first relay to earn All-NEC recognition with a Second Team selection.
In 2010-11, two of Yost's swimmers earned the first medals at the NEC Championships in program history. Courtney Griffith finished second in the 100 fly and Patricia Yam placed third in the 200 fly.
Along with the exploits in the pool, Yost's teams have excelled in the classroom as well. In the spring semester of the 2009-10 academic school year his team was recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association for having a 3.0 grade point average or better. In addition, Maggie O'Connell Dubois was named the Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010.
Mount St. Mary's notched a 3-5 season in its first full year as a program in 2006-07 and finished ninth at the NEC Championships. Yost and his squad picked up the team's first-ever dual meet win against the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Oct. 28, 2008 and also earned victories against Saint Peter's and NEC rival St. Francis (N.Y.). Yost started the program in 2005-06 with a team of walk-ons and the team competed in three events in its inaugural season.
Yost came to the Mount with nine years of coaching experience. Since 2002, Yost was the men's and women's swimming coach at Waynesboro High School. He also served as the head swimming coach and aquatics director at the Waynesboro Area YMCA. Before coaching at Waynesboro High School he was the aquatics director at the Westport/Weston YMCA from 2001-02. He was also the assistant swimming coach at Bloomsburg University and the head coach at the Central Columbia Aquatics Club for two years after serving as an assistant coach for two years. Yost started his coaching career as an assistant coach at the Central Columbia Aquatics High School from 1996-2000.
Yost and his wife, Sarah, live in Waynesboro, Pa., with their three children, William, Leah and Claire.
SEASON RECORD NEC
2005-06 * N/A N/A
2006-07 3-5 9th/96 pts.
2007-08 5-5 5th/132 pts.
2008-09 8-3 6th/126 pts.
2009-10 8-3 6th/106 pts.
2010-11 9-5 6th/253 pts.
2011-12 4-4 5th/348 pts.
2012-13 4-4 5th/263 pts.
* The Mount competed in three events during the 2005-06 season