During their shared car rides home to Middlesex County in 2013 and 2014, the two Albright College swimmers discussed video games and movies, bonding like brothers. Matt Rein, a laid-back freshman, would also tell Dan Cahill, a mentoring senior, about competing at St. Joseph High School. Cahill recalled, “he loved the team. He loved every minute of it, and just always spoke highly about it.”
In September 2014, Rein tragically died in an off-campus house fire near the Reading, Pennsylvania, school. Cahill kept in touch with Rein’s parents, often thinking fondly of his friend. Fast forward to this past summer — the St. Joseph head swimming coaching position opened up, and Rein’s parents suggested to Cahill that he apply.
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