Dr. Kosuke Kojima | Assistant Coach
Dr. Kosuke Kojima (pronounced KOE-skay Co-gee-Mah) is in his first season as the team's assistant coach.
Kojima comes to Tulane after he spent the past year as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Michigan men's and women's swimming and diving program.
Prior to this time at Michigan, Kojima spent eight years as the head coach of the Counsilman Center Swim Team in Bloomington, Indiana.
Kojima recently received his Ph.D. in Human Performance from Indiana University, graduating in the summer of 2017, and has contributed to several research publications. He has two masters degrees -- one in exercise physiology from Indiana University and one in exercise and sports science from Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Prior to becoming head coach of the Counsilman Center Swim Team Kojima spent three-and-a-half years as an assistant coach. In his tenure, the team had five national qualifiers (two finalists) and nine junior national qualifiers (four finalists). He was responsible for all team activities and programs, advising, directing and consulting between 100 and 120 post-college, college, high school and middle school swimmers.
Kojima is an alum of Chuo University in Tokyo, where he earned a bachelor of laws in faculty of law. He swam four years, making three consecutive finals in the 200-meter IM at the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Japan National Long Course Championships. He reached as high as 29th in the FINA world rankings in the 200-meter IM in 1998. Kojima also served as volunteer assistant coach for three years.
Kojima and his wife, Takako, have one son, Sosuke.
Carter McFarland | Graduate Assistant
Carter McFarland is in his first season as a Graduate Assistant with the Tulane women's swimming and diving program. In his current capacity, McFarland assists with the day-to-day operations for the team, which include team travel, equipment and serving as the meet director for home competition.
McFarland arrived in New Orleans after spending two years at Iona College where he served as the director of operations for men's and women's water polo. In that role, Scarsdale, N.Y., native assisted head coach Brian Kelly with all administrative duties and coordinated all parent and alumni relations.
In addition to his time at Iona, McFarland served as the assistant boys swimming coach at Fordham Prep in Bronx, N.Y. where he helped guide his squad to the 2017 New York State Championship. His 2017 championship team featured six individuals that earned National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-America honors.
McFarland earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola (Md.) in 2016. During his time at Loyola, McFarland was a four-year letterwinner on the men's swimming and diving team. He also was named to the Patriot League's All-Academic team.