Margaret Howe is PC's full time Assistant Coach and is in her second season with the program. Prior to jjoin the Friars, Howe served as head coach of men’s and women’s swimming at St. Joseph’s College in Maine. During her tenure at St Joseph’s, Howe led the Monks to a runner-up finish at the GNAC Conference Championships. The team broke six school records, earned the program’s first GNAC Institutional Sportsmanship Award and had the program’s first ECAC qualifier. Howe was responsible for all phases of the program, including the day to day administration, workout planning, execution and fundraising.
Howe’s additional coaching background includes stints as assistant coach with the Boston College Masters program as well as work with Crimson Aquatics in Massachusetts and the Little Rhody Aquatic Club in Rhode Island. Howe is a 2010 graduate of Boston College where she represented the Eagles during her four seasons on the varsity team. She is a two-time All-ACC Honor Roll Athlete and a four-time Eagle Academic Award winner.
Howe serves as the Friars Recruitng Coordinator and assists Coach O'Neill with every aspect of the Friars Swimming and Diving program.
Helen Smith | Assistant Coach
Helen Smith enters her first season as the Providence College Swimming and Diving Team Graduate Assistant Coach. Smith, a four year competitor for the Friars from 2013-2017, is currently the second leading scorer in Friar women's swimming and diving history with a career total of 918.25 points.
As a freshman, Smith received the O'Neill Family Award, which honors the most valuable female and male freshman athletes in dual and championship competition as voted by the team members and coaching staff. As a sophomore, she received the David Hardy Coach's Award which honors the male and female student-athletes who exhibit those qualities which Hardy brought to the swimming and diving team: loyalty, dedication, good sportsmanship, and outstanding effort in the pool and in the classroom. As a senior, she received the Cindi Luciani Award which honors the women's Most Valuable Student-Athlete in dual and championship meet competition. In addition, she received Big East All-Academic Team awards in each of her four years and holds multiple school records.
Smith graduated from Providence College as a member of the class of 2017 with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics. While serving the Friars, Smith is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Sarah Silva | Assistant Coach
Swim Camp veteran Sarah Silva served as the Providence College Swimming and Diving Team Graduate Assistant Coach on 2012-13. A 2012 graduate of Providence College, Sarah was a four year team member serving as a Captain her senior year. In 2010, she was named winner of the Clara Lamore Award as the team's most improved female athlete. Sarah has also served with the College's Club and Camp Programs as well as with the Radnor Aquatic Club in Pennsylvania. Sarah graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education and continues to coach while teaching localy. She and her husband Brian live in Seekonk, MA.