Chip Kline is in his first season at the University of Kentucky as an associate head coach after eight successful seasons at the University of Virginia. He spent the last four seasons at UVA as an associate head coach. Kline, who had great success as a recruiter with the Cavaliers, also serves as the recruiting coordinator at UK.
In his eight seasons at Virginia, Kline was responsible for coaching the sprinters and assisting with the design of dryland and weight training programs, while also serving as recruiting coordinator for both the men's and women's teams.
During his time there, UVA combined for 13 Atlantic Coast Conference championships including an ACC record of six in a row for both sexes. Additionally, 14 men and women swimmers have won individual conference titles in sprint freestyle events under his tutelage. He is also responsible for numerous top-10 recruiting classes on both the men's and women's sides according to CollegeSwimming.com and helped coach both sides to multiple top-10 finishes at NCAAs.
In the inaugural season of CollegeSwimming.com's Assistant Coach of the Year Award, Kline received honorable mention in May 2011.
A native of South Charleston, W. Va., Kline began coaching at Virginia in August 2005 after coaching at Tennessee for five seasons. In Knoxville, Kline assisted in coaching the NCAA champion of the 100 backstroke, two NCAA runner-up relay teams, seven SEC champions and a 200-medley relay that set the American record.
Before moving on to Tennessee for his second stint, Kline spent four seasons at North Carolina State serving as associate head coach. At NC State, Kline coached a 200-medley relay squad that set an ACC record as well as five ACC champions.
Kline graduated from East Carolina University in 1992 with a degree in communications and swam there for two seasons.
Academically, Kline has earned two masters degrees, one from Tennessee and one from Ohio University.