Jason Memont begins his seventh season at South Carolina and second as associate head coach. He joined the Gamecock coaching staff in September of 2007 after spending the previous three seasons in the same capacity at William and Mary alongside head coach McGee Moody.
Memont is primarily in charge of the distance swimmers, which have been a key component of South Carolina's success in his tenure. Most recently he helped guide the Gamecocks' 800 freestyle relay team to a 15th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships, which earned Gerard Rodriguez, Michael Flach, Alex Fitton and Marwan El Kamash All-America honors. Flach also won a silver medal in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships.
In 2012 he helped Flach reach the finals of the 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. Flach became the first Gamecock to make the finals at the U.S. Trials since 1988.
In 2011, Memont saw Flach win his second straight bronze medal at the SEC Championships in the 500-yard freestyle and advance to the NCAA Championships, where he earned his first All-America certificate with a 15th-place finish. In addition, he helped sophomores Brooks Ross and Matt Columbus to finals appearances at the SEC Championships. In 2010, he helped Flach win the bronze medal at the SEC Championships in the 500 freestyle, qualifying for his first NCAA Championships.
Memont was directly responsible for many of the top performances during his time at William and Mary. Memont also proved himself as a dedicated coach and recruiter for the Tribe. As head recruiter, he oversaw the two fastest classes in William and Mary history. The `09 and `10 classes accounted for 72% of the teams points at CAA Championships.
Memont joined the Tribe after spending the previous two-and-a-half years as head coach of the YMCA North Shore swim team in Ipswich, Mass. Overseeing all swimmers age five-18, 20 of his swimmers went on to Division I programs under his guidance. He also coached five YMCA qualifiers during his tenure.
An accomplished collegiate swimmer at Rochester Institute of Technology from 1996-2001, Memont won the Empire 8 conference title in the 200 breaststroke his senior season. He also counted two third-place finishes at conferences among his accomplishments, in the 200 IM as a junior and in the 100 breast as a senior. He raced to NCAA provisional marks in the 200 IM and 400 IM and holds five school records (200 IM and all four relays). Named varsity captain in 1999 and 2001, Memont also served as an assistant coach in his final two seasons, helping three national qualifiers. He was also a five-year member and assistant coach of RIT's nationally ranked club water polo team and made the Dean's List four times during his collegiate career.
Memont, who holds a B.S. in information technology from RIT, spent three years as a high school technology teacher at Haverill High School in Haverhill, Mass. While there, he also served as the men's varsity tennis coach for two seasons.