Erica Beine
Erica  Beine

Oshkosh, Wis.

Last College:
Wisconsin-Stevens Point '04

Assistant Coach


7th Year


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Klinge & Soldati Announce 2015-16 Recruiting Class

Twelve-member recruiting class features 10 swimmers, two divers & nine Indiana natives.


Purdue's Incoming Recruiting Class Rated 11th Nationally by

All seven incoming freshmen ranked among the Top 175.


Nineteen Boilers to Represent Purdue at Swimming's U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Five men qualify for 50 free; nine swimmers expected to compete on June 30.


Nineteen Boilers to Represent Purdue at Swimming's U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Five men qualify for 50 free; nine swimmers expected to compete on June 30.


Purdue Hosts Indiana Intercollegiates

Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

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Former Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach and University of Maryland assistant Erica Beine completed her sixth season as an assistant with Purdue women's swimming & diving in 2016-17. Beine joined the Boilermakers in June 2011.

"Erica brings a great deal of knowledge, experience, and excitement to our program," Purdue head coach John Klinge says. "We are very fortunate to have her as part of Purdue Swimming and Diving."

Purdue has finished among the top 25 at the NCAA Championships in four of Beine's first six seasons. At least six Boilermakers have qualified for the national championship in each of the last five seasons. Seven Purdue swimmers qualified for NCAAs in 2014 and 2015.

Allie Davis, Emily Fogle, Nika Karlina Petric and Rhiannon Sheets were all four-time NCAAs qualifiers during their careers. Davis, Petric and Sheets were a big reason why Purdue's 800 free relay team qualified four years in a row. But Sheets was also a four-time individual qualifier and Fogle capped her career in 2016 as an All-American in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. She qualified for the championship final of the 100 breast to become the Boilermakers' first swimmer to earn full-fledged All-America honors since 2010. Fogle was later named the Purdue Female Athlete of the Year, the first swimmer to claim the prestigious honor since 1994.

Kaersten Meitz medaled with a third-place finish at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, which the Boilermakers hosted, and qualified for NCAAs for the third year in a row. She is the program record holder in the 500 and 1000 freestyle. As a two-time honorable mention All-American in 500 free, Meitz is the first Purdue swimmer to earn All-America honors in consecutive seasons since 2010 and 2011. Taite Kitchel also enjoyed a breakout season in 2017, qualifying for the NCAA Championships as a sophomore.

Seven new program records were established during the 2015-16 season and the Purdue women were represented by eight swimmers at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials that summer.

Purdue's 800 free relay team of Sheets, Abby Jagdfeld, Petric and Davis established a new program record at the 2015 Big Ten Championships and later earned Honorable Mention All-America acclaim at NCAAs with a 12th place finish. Together they became the Boilers' first All-America relay team since 2011.

Sheets headlined a large senior class that helped Purdue compile a 3.59 team GPA during the 2015 spring semester, ranking sixth nationally.

Additionally, Meitz, Davis and Petric gave the Boilers an accomplished distance crew that excelled at Big Tens, qualified for NCAAs and had strong showings at prestigious long course meets in the summer of 2015. Davis had three individual top-10 finishes at USA Swimming's Phillips 66 Nationals. Petric represented Slovenia at the World University Games in South Korea. During the college season, Meitz broke the Purdue record in the 500 free and already ranks second in the 1000 and 1650.

The weekend of Nov. 21 to 23, 2015, Purdue won the five-team Ohio State Invitational after 26 Boilermakers scored in at least one individual event. It marked the first time Purdue won a multi-day invitational meet on the road since November 2004 at North Carolina.

Carly Mercer established a new program record in the 100 free, became the first Boilermaker to win Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors three times in one season and qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual.

Alex Todd and Kylie Vogel both broke the program record in the 100 fly at the 2014 Big Ten Championships. Meagan Lim (100 fly) and Hannah Manger (100 back) established new freshman benchmarks during their inaugural college seasons.

Swimmers Lauren Gustafson, Lauren Nichols, Davis, Mercer, Petric and Sheets were among the eight Boilermakers to qualify for the 2013 NCAA Championships under Beine's guidance. Gustafson (50 and 100 free) and Sheets (100 & 200 fly, 200 IM) raced in individual events and joined forces with their teammates in the three freestyle relay events. Gustafson, Nichols and Sheets went back to the national championship meet for the second time in their Purdue careers. Davis and Petric qualified for the NCAA Championships as freshmen.

The Boilermakers won the seven-team 2013 Purdue Invitational the weekend before Thanksgiving. A number of fast times emerged from the weekend, highlighted by Emily Fogle breaking her own program record in the 100 breaststroke.

The 2012-13 recruiting class that Beine helped sign up was ranked 11th nationally by

Three individual NCAA Championships qualifiers and 16 new school records highlighted the 2011-12 season for Purdue. Nine swimmers also represented the Boilers at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Lauren Roth and Fogle both made their second appearances at the NCAA Championships, where they were joined by Sheets as a freshman. One day after scoring in the 100 breaststroke, Fogle won the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the national championship meet to garner her second Honorable Mention All-America award of the weekend.

Beine was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at Maryland during the 2010-11 season after spending two years as the head coach of both the men and women at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was named the 2010 Horizon League Coach of the Year after leading the UWM men to their first conference title in a decade. The women's team was also the runner-up at the 2010 Horizon League Championships.

Beine made the transition from assistant to head coach at Milwaukee, serving two years as an assistant prior to becoming the leader of the two programs. She also worked one year as a graduate assistant at Ball State while earning a master's degree in sports administration.

During Beine's tenure as the head coach at Milwaukee, the Panthers rewrote their record books. Sixty-five total records were eclipsed 77 different times in her two years. She helped coach 13 individual league champions. At Maryland, she coached Atlantic Coast Conference champions in the 50 free and 100 fly on the women's side. The Terrapins had four swimmers qualify for the NCAA Championships, earning All-America and Honorable Mention All-America honors en route to finishing 22nd with 42 team points. The 200 free relay team placed eighth nationally.

A five-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier during her college career at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Beine spent one year as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater after closing out her career. She was an eight-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree, swimming on four conference champion relay teams. She helped lead the Pointers to the 2001 WIAC title.

Beine earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and coaching from UWSP. She is a native of Oshkosh, Wis., and is married to Dave Beine. The couple has two young sons, Simon and Mitchell.


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