May 4, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona assistant swimming coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has accepted the head coaching vacancy at the University of Missouri.
Rhodenbaugh coached at Arizona for 11 seasons, leading the Wildcats’ breaststroke and individual medley groups.
Over the last four seasons, Rhodenbaugh has helped Arizona to a considerable amount of success including the team’s first NCAA team championships on both the men’s and women’s sides in 2008. This season, Rhodenbaugh helped coach both Annie Chandler and Clark Burckle to individual national championships in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, respectively.
Some other notable swimmers coached by Rhodenbaugh include: Amanda Beard, Ryan Berube, Ricardo Prado, and Lars Frolander.
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 the 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.
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, David, Daniel, Johnathan, Michael, Joshua, Caleb and Timothy.