The University of Missouri has recruited one of the nation’s top assistant coaches to take over its men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, as longtime University of Arizona assistant Greg Rhodenbaugh will become the next Tiger head coach.
Rhodenbaugh has spent the last 11 years as an assistant under legendary swimming coach Frank Busch at Arizona, where he has been the primary coach for the middle distance, stroke and individual medley events. During his time at Arizona, Rhodenbaugh has been a part of the 2008 men’s and women’s national championship teams, and coached many Olympic swimmers, including two-time gold medalist Amanda Beard, Ryan Berube, Ricardo Prado and Lars Frolander.
This will be Rhodenbaugh’s second stint as a head coach, his first coming in 1988-89 at his alma mater of Southern Methodist, where he also swam and was a five-time All-American during a senior year where the Mustangs finished fifth at the 1984 national championships. After being an assistant for four years, Rhodenbaugh became the interim coach in 1988 where he was named the Southwest Conference’s Co-Coach of the Year.