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Greg Rhodenbaugh
Greg Rhodenbaugh

Assistant Coach/11th Year at Arizona

Alma Mater:
SMU, 1984

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

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

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.

Since 1988, he has coached someone in every Olympics, many of them medaling at the games. Some of his notable past swimmers include: Amanda Beard (1-gold, 4-silvers, 1-bronze), Ryan Berube (1-gold), Ricardo Prado (1-silver) and Lars Frolander (1-gold, 2-silvers). 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 SMU's relay teams. Rhodenbaugh won the 200-meter breast 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 the United States Masters.

Born June 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Rhodenbaugh attended Oak Hills High School.

He and his wife, Lisa, who is a graduate of SMU, have eight children: Courtney (16), David (15), Daniel (13), Johnathan (12), Michael (11), Joshua (10), Caleb (8) and Timothy (7).