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Frank Busch HOF
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 15, 2013
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Frank Busch

Frank Busch HOF     Legendary Frank Busch served as the Head Coach for Arizona's Swim and Dive teams from 1989 until 2011. During his dynasty at Arizona, Frank Busch coached 48 individual National Championships, 31 relay championships, and 3 NCAA Woman of the Year winners. SInce 1991, at least one Wildcat swimmer has won an individual NCAA Championship in each of the last 20 season and his teams have finished among the nation's top five on 25 occasions. In 2008, Frank Busch was the driving force behind both the Men's and Women's team winning the NCAA National CHampionship. Aside from a combined winning margin of 230 points, Arizona made history by being the first team to win eight out of ten championship relays; five of which set NCAA meet records and four set American records. Arizona became the second only team in NCAA swimming in which both men and women, coached by the same staff, swept the National titles. That same year, Frank was inducted into the American Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Busch is an eleven-time Pac-10  Coach of the Year, a six-time  NCAA Coach of the Year and in 1998, was named the USA Swimming and the United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year. In addition to his 22 years as the Head Coach at Arizona, Frank also coached the USA Olympic teams in 2004 and 2008. The highly decorated coach produced 34 Olympians who have gone on to win 10 Olympic medals. In 2011, Frank Busch retired as the Head Coach of the University of Arizona's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving program to become USA Swimming National Team Director.