Brazilian World Record holder Cesar Cielo will head to Sun Devil Aquatics in Tempe, Arizona to train with Scott Goodrich, who has been named the club’s new head coach.
Goodrich takes over the role vacated when former head coach Patrick Nalley took a job as an assistant coach on Tim Murphy’s new staff at Penn State.
Goodrich has been coaching Cielo for roughly a year now, since the 2008 Olympic champion (50 free), 2011/2013 World Champion (50 fly), and defending 2013 50 free World Champion returned from knee surgery after the Olympics. After training with the PRO16 group that he helped found in the lead-up to London, where Cielo was doing heavy weight workouts and high yardage, he turned to Goodrich for a more tempered approach given his return from injury. Reports are that the two went to a regimen that was heavily sprint-based, and the result was a 50 free World title in Barcelona.
Now, Goodrich returns to Tempe, where he had previously worked with the Arizona State NCAA program.
Goodrich and Cielo overlapped as teammates at Auburn for three seasons from 2005-2008.