Jacqui McLaughlin begins her seventh season with NC State swimming and diving program in the 2010-11 year. McLaughlin was promoted to associate women's head coach along with her normal duties as an assistant men's coach prior to the 2006-07 season. She returned to her alma mater after five years of coaching experience at the collegiate level and with club teams. McLaughlin spent two seasons as the head assistant coach at Davidson College before joining head coach Brooks Teal in Raleigh.
Two of McLaughlin's current pupils already have etched their names in the school record books. Ashley Richter holds two school bests (50-freestyle, 100-freestyle), while Marifrances Henley (200-freestyle) owns one.
In all, more than 40 combined school records have been set by the Wolfpack men's and women's swimming programs since McLaughin joined the coaching staff.
McLaughlin, a native of Blacksburg, Va., served as an assistant coach at Davidson beginning in 2002, later being promoted to assistant head coach for 2003-04. She facilitated the daily administration of practice while designing and implementing training of sprinters and the dryland training of distance women. While at Davidson, she helped lead the Wildcats to their highest finish in the CAA Championship ever, and helped produce the first CAA champion in school history.
While at Davidson, she served as assistant coach at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C., producing the age group sectional champions, the North Carolina swimming state champions and the North Carolina swimming team of the year in 2002 and 2003.
Prior to her stint at Davidson, McLaughlin was an assistant coach at Memphis from 2000-02 while earning her master of science degree in biomedical engineering. She received her bachelor of science in biological engineering from NC State in May of 1999.