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Greg Rhodenbaugh
Greg Rhodenbaugh

Assistant Coach/11th Year at Arizona

Alma Mater:
SMU, 1984

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In his 11th season at the University of Arizona, assistant coach Greg Rhodenbaugh is the Wildcats' primary instructor for middle distance and stroke/individual medley events.

Rhodenbaugh comes from one of the most decorated families in the history of swimming. Some of the accomplishments of the Rhodenbaugh family include world and national champions, national and NCAA record holders, national high school record holders, U.S. National team members representing America all over the globe, and also an Olympic competitor.

In 1988-89, Rhodenbaugh was the interim head coach for Southern Methodist University, 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' swim team.Since coaching at his alma mater, he has coached someone in every Olympics, many of them medaling at the games. Some of his more notable past swimmers include: Amanda Beard (2 gold,4 silver,1 bronze), Ryan Berube (1 gold), Ricardo Prado (1 silver), Lars Frolander (1 gold, 2 silver). Rhodenbaugh is 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 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. 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. Rhodenbaugh continues to stay in touch with the pool today, as he is a World and National record holder in United States Masters Swimming.

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.