Looze Named to World University Games Coaching Staff
Nov. 5, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze has been selected by USA Swimming as an assistant coach for the U.S. men's team at the 2009 World University Games, the organization announced Wednesday. The Games run July 5-11 in Belgrade, Serbia.
The U.S. coaching staff will include women's head coach Steve Bultman (College Station, Texas) and men's head coach Mark Bernardino (Charlottesville, Va.). Matt Kredich (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Gregg Wilson (Santa Barbara, Calif.) will serve as the women's assistant coaches, while Looze and Tim Murphy (Boston, Mass.) will be the men's assistant coaches.
"The coaches who work with our young athletes at the World University Games and Junior Pan Pacifics, play an integral role in the development of USA Swimming's most outstanding young talent," said Mark Schubert, USA Swimming's National Team head coach and general manager. "By putting experienced and successful coaches in key roles with our young teams, we are providing the athletes with the best possible foundation for their continued international success."
"It is always an honor to represent your country in international competition," Looze said. "This position is a direct result of an outstanding staff, and IU swimmers excellence in the pool. It is one of our program goals to be well-represented in international swimming. I am very humbled that our staff and swimmers work so hard for such opportunities to be made possible."
Looze will be joined in Serbia by IU All-American Kevin Swander, who is one of 13 men to earn a spot on the U.S. World University Games roster. Swander finished fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Looze will have his 2008-09 Hoosier squads back in action Nov. 21-23 as they play host to the annual Hoosierland Invite at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on the IU campus.
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