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      Ashley Jahn
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Tennessee head swimming and diving coach Matt Kredich added another assistant to his staff with the return of Ashley Jahn to Knoxville.

A former collegiate swimmer and water polo player for Air Force, Jahn has spent the last two years as an assistant coach at UNLV and Idaho. She was previously a graduate assistant with the Lady Vols for two seasons from 2008-10.

Her hiring coincides with the departure of Jennifer Woodruff, who left the program after spending seven years as the assistant coach for the women's team to focus on her young family.

"When we learned Jen was stepping aside to raise her family, my immediate thought was we had to get Ashley back here," Kredich said. "I feel pretty lucky to be able to get her.

"She has a lot of the same skills and a lot of the same demeanor as Jen, but she has a lot of unique skills on her own. She's done a phenomenal job the last couple years with UNLV and Idaho."

Jahn was part of an entirely new coaching staff at Idaho in 2011-12, where the women's team broke 12 school records and finished seventh at the Western Athletic Conference Championships.

When Jahn was a graduate assistant with the women's program at Tennessee, the Lady Vols had 23 NCAA qualifiers, 15 All-Americans and seven SEC individual champions.

Prior to her coaching career, Jahn spent four years as a member of Air Force's water polo squad and three seasons on the swimming team, graduating in 2003 with a degree in social sciences. She then spent five years with the US Air Force as a Medical Service Corps Officer before starting graduate school at Tennessee.

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