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Greg Rhodenbaugh Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 25, 2006
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Beginning his eighth season at the University of Arizona, assistant coach Greg Rhodenbaugh continues as the Wildcats’ primary instructor for middle distance and stroke/IM events.

            In 1988-89, Rhodenbaugh was the interim head coach for Southern Methodist, when he received Southwest Conference men's swimming Co-Coach of the Year honors. He was an assistant coach at SMU from 1984-88, and prior to that; he lettered four years for the Mustangs' swimming team. He is also currently a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team staff, and in the summer of 2000, he went to Barcelona, Spain, on staff with the U.S. National Junior Team.

            A 1984 graduate of SMU, Rhodenbaugh captained the 1983-84 team that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships. He earned five All-America honors that season in the breaststroke and on SMU's relay teams. Rhodenbaugh won 200m breaststroke at the 1982 U.S. National Sports Festival and was a member of the United States team at the 1983 World University Games. Under the tutelage of current Arizona head coach Frank Busch in 1979 and 1980, Rhodenbaugh swam for the Cincinnati Marlins and was a member of the Marlins' national long course championship team in 1980. 

Born June 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rhodenbaugh attended Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati. He and his wife Lisa, who is a 1983 graduate of SMU, have eight children: Courtney (15), David (14), Daniel (12), Johnathan (111), Michael (10), Joshua (9), Caleb (8) and Timothy (6). 



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