Margaret Howe is PC's full time Assistant Coach and is beginning her 4th season with the program. Prior to joining 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 Friar's Swimming and Diving program.
Andie Rigas joins the Friars staff as graduate Assistant Coach. A mainstay of the Friars Butterfly and Individual Medley groups during her four year career, Andie completed an outstanding career graduating in May of 2019. She earned Big East All-Academic Team awards in all four years and in 2018, Andie was awarded the program’s Clara Walker Award as its most improved athlete. A Health Policy and Management major, Andie will be pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration while working with the program.
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.