Kit Raulerson joined the Bucknell swimming and diving staff in November 2016. Raulerson spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Florida State, and he has more than two decades of experience coaching swimming at high school, college and club levels.
A native of Sanford, N.C., Raulerson previously worked at Circle C Swimming in Austin, Texas. He was as an assistant there from 2002-03 before moving over to Longhorn Aquatics as the associate head coach in 2003.
In 2004, Raulerson helped Longhorn Aquatics send 44 athletes to the 2004 Olympic Swimming Trials in Long Beach, Calif. where four swimmers earned a spot on the Olympic Team in Athens.
Following his four-year stint with Longhorn, Raulerson moved into a head coaching position at the Raleigh Swim Association from 2006-13, where he worked with both elites and beginners, including US National Team member Sarah Henry, who qualified for the USA Junior National Team while representing RSA. She also placed seventh in the 400m IM at the 2012 Olympic Trials while finishing in the top 16 in the 200 breast in 2008. Her teammate, Hannah Moore also earned a second swim in the 200 back in 2012.
Prior to his club coaching days, Raulerson served as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech from 2000-02, helping the men’s team to a second place finish at the 2002 ACC Championships, which was the highest finish in school history.
Raulerson first began his collegiate coaching career in 1998 as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Michigan, helping the Wolverines to the Big Ten title in 2000. While in Ann Arbor, Raulerson had the opportunity to work with two-time 200m fly US Olympic medalist Tom Malchow.
Prior to Michigan, Raulerson spent three years as a science teacher and swimming coach at The O’Neal School in Southern Pines, N.C., while coaching the Sandhills Sandsharks Swim Team.
Raulerson and his wife Maggie have a daughter, Warner and a son, Hayes.