Lynx Swimming & Diving

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Keith Corbeil


Keith CorbilLincoln, IL – The Lincoln College Athletic Department has named Keith Corbeil as their next head coach for men’s and women’s swimming and diving at Lincoln College.

Former Asheville High School Head Coach Keith Corbeil enters his first season at the helm of the Lynx Swimming & Diving programs at Lincoln College.  During the past eight years though out western North Carolina has coached age groupers, senior swimmers and adults to prepare him for this challenge.  

Corbeil was a professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business.  Success in a sport starts in the classroom, as Coach Keith got firsthand experience teaching athlete’s in the Construction & Technology department. 

As a Head Coach he has trained swimmers who are team members of Division I and III programs. His organizational skills and commitment to student success was evident in his team’s recent success at the State Finals where a student-athlete earned the State title in the 200 IM and All-American consideration.

“We will have a safe and welcoming environment for the collegiate athlete when they choose to come to Lincoln. I am committed to developing a culture of respect, communication, cooperation and collaboration for team success.” – Coach Keith

Corbeil is a Western Carolina University graduate where he coached age group swimmers and graduated with a Master’s in Project Management.  He served as Head Coach in the Mountain Swim League where teaching fundamental technique was forefront in the program.  Corbeil began his duties on March 1st, 2014 recruiting student-athletes for the 2014-15 competitive season. 

He is a USA Swimming member and has trained and competed in the U.S. Masters program.  He is a parent of a teenage swimmer himself, and understands the dedication it takes to be successful between the lane lines of the pool and in the classroom.

Diving Coach:

Strength Coach/Recruiter:  Chris Beard

Email:  Coming soon…

Chris Beard comes to the Lynx program as the Strength Coach/Recruiter with a wealth of training and fitness experience.  This U.S. Army officer and Master Fitness Trainer from the Illinois Army National Guard is here to teach, educate, and motivate our team members as we develop our season long  conditioning plan.

Beard will implement his studies in Exercise Science & Nutrition from Western Illinois University with all the swimmers & divers to promote physical condition, proper technique, and develop select eating habits for today’s athletes.  He adds leadership and personal trainer experience to our program from his work as Director of Fitness for the Illinois Police Corps.

As a member of the United States Army, Beard was deployed twice overseas, and was awarded three Army Achievement medals in three years of active duty.  The Beard family resides in Lincoln, IL.