“Chris is a proven winner and is an exceptional person,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said. “I heard many good things from people around the country about Chris.”
Maiello led the Fighting Hawks to six individual and five relay championships in the Western Athletic Conference.
“UConn athletics has a rich history of success, and I am excited to contribute to the department by leading the swimming and diving programs into the future,” Maiello said.
Maiello is a 2002 graduate of Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.
He and his wife Kimberly have a daughter Vanessa, 5, and newborn twin boys, James and Giovanni.
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