Swimming 'Full Circle': Jim Everett, Retired CEO of Treasure Valley Y, Named New Swim Coach at C of I 

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A year ago, Jim Everett sat down with Boise Weekly was preparing to step down as executive director of the Treasure Valley YMCA. He first walked through the doors of the Y to become a swimming coach and he rose through the ranks to help grow the non-profit from about 3,000 members to more than 53,000. After a tearful farewell, Everett said goodbye to the Y, tossing the keys to the organization's new CEO, David Duro. Everett told BW he looked forward to retirement, spending more time with his grandchildren and the possibility of slowing down a bit.

While you can ask a kid to get out of the water, apparently you can't make him stay out. The College of Idaho made the surprise announcement Tuesday morning that Everett would become the new head coach for the C of I men's and women's swim program. Everett replaces Christine Mabile, who left the college last month to become an assistant coach at the University of Missouri.

“I have truly come full circle,” said Everett. “I began as a swim coach, and to have the opportunity to return to this calling is a dream come true. I want to help provide student-athletes what was given to me in my collegiate swimming career. I am pinching myself that I have the opportunity to have this second calling in life.”
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