’19 NCAA Offseason: Head Coach Hires Trickling In, Assistant Positions Open

Within about two weeks of the conclusion of the 2018-2019 NCAA swimming & diving championship season, there were more than 10 Division I head coaching positions available. Now just over a month removed, those positions are slowly being filled. But at the same time, a number of big-time assistant and associate head coach positions have been vacated, long with a few more head coach jobs.

Below, we’ve laid out the current state of major Division I openings, as far as we know.

Head Coaches

Assistant coaches

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Swimmer
2 years ago

The link for the Chris Ip article redirects to the Matt Bos article

NCAA job guy
2 years ago
Peregrin Falcon
2 years ago

What’s going on at Mizzou? Andrew Grevers is still listed as Interim Head Coach on their website. Is Rhodenbaugh staying or is he on the way out?

Superfan
Reply to  Peregrin Falcon
2 years ago

Agree…what is going on and why is it taking so long? I would guess if Greg isn’t retained, there will be a lawsuit. Just a feeling I get.

Taa
Reply to  Superfan
2 years ago

It’s possible they are still trying to negotiate some kind of settlement/buyout of his contract and that’s why it’s taking so long

Former Swim Dad
Reply to  Peregrin Falcon
2 years ago

What I heard is the investigation is over and Greg has a specific amount of time to review the findings with his attorneys and respond. My guess is he’s gone and this is all of the legal maneuvering that has to take place. It needs to get resolved so the program can move forward, this has to be impact recruiting.

DCSWIM
2 years ago

Which is the most interesting position yet to be filled? My money’s on Stanford Men’s, but points can be made with Princeton and UNC.

Col. Trautman
Reply to  DCSWIM
2 years ago

Stanford Men for sure.

Swammer
2 years ago

No Stanford you can’t have Holloway

Interesting Times
Reply to  Swammer
2 years ago

Holloway has built a juggernaut, but can you think of a better opportunity for somebody to be set for a long, long time and bring back a program to where it used to be?

DCSWIM
Reply to  Interesting Times
2 years ago

Could Scott Armstrong go back? He may be back at his alma mater and doing great things, but his familiarity with Stanford might give him an edge.

stanfordfan
Reply to  DCSWIM
2 years ago

I really hope that Stanford doesn’t make that mistake. Scott is a nice guy and all but not what Stanford men’s swimming needs at this point.

samulih
Reply to  Interesting Times
2 years ago

i wonder how much difference there is money wise betweeen east and west, otherwise i do not see point other than ego to go to Stanford, things seem to be working for him now….

SwimParent
Reply to  samulih
2 years ago

The accomplished soccer coach Anson Dorrance said the one school he struggled most to recruit against was Stanford because it was, well, Stanford and had the complete package of incredible athletics across the board, unsurpassed academics, great weather, and a beautiful campus. No one has ever said that about State. The swim tradition doesn’t hurt either. Braden is Wolfpack through and through and doubt he would consider many places but State is getting a new AD which has to introduce a little uncertainty and it is, well, Stanford.

SwimParent
Reply to  SwimParent
2 years ago

And he could focus on coaching the men which seems more up his alley (not that he hasn’t had good success with the women) and probably better position himself for top national team jobs.

Packoastie
Reply to  SwimParent
2 years ago

Braden has shown he is able to develop talent as good or better than anyone, but I think facilities are holding him back from being able to recruit with the best. They have definitely been getting better on the recruiting side, but still being heavily out recruited by Cal/Texas/Stanford and now even UVA in the women’s side. With the recruits he would be able to get at Stanford he could build a dynasty.

That being said…I would be SHOCKED if Braden left. The man is a Wolfpacker through and through. PBG fo life.

FLwolfpack
Reply to  Packoastie
2 years ago

State is about to build an outdoor pool. I think they are trying to do all they can to keep Braden happy. I feel pretty confident he would stay.

Swimfan
Reply to  Packoastie
2 years ago

I dont know why everyone downplays the facilities at NC state. It not perfect but that place captures energy. They have more water then uva or unc! I hope Braden stays. Ncstate is still rising. I know everyone is on the Desorbo train rn but what Braden has built is impressive!

FLwolfpack
Reply to  Swimfan
2 years ago

Def wasn’t downplaying the facilities. I actually think we have an amazing meet environment (aside from the sound system). But facilities are important to recruits and I think this new pool says a lot about State’s commitment to the swimming and diving program. The diving program especially since I would hope it will come with an upgraded diving well that can be used when the weather is nice. But I could be wrong in assuming that a new diving well will be included.

Superfan
Reply to  samulih
2 years ago

Probably paid more at Stanford by a bit but the standard of living is outrageous…..crazy expensive to live there. I think I read once that it was the most expensive zip code!

Snarky
Reply to  Superfan
2 years ago

He could sell his nice house in NC and get a trailer court rental spot in Palo Alto. Outrageous cost of living.

Swimming Fan
Reply to  Snarky
2 years ago

Sleeping in the street also appears to be popular out that way…

The Farm
2 years ago

Dean Farris…..player-coach for the win!!!

Doss Rant
Reply to  The Farm
2 years ago

why does everyone always downvote dean jokes

coachymccoachface
Reply to  Doss Rant
2 years ago

They upvote good ones

Don Megerle
Reply to  Doss Rant
2 years ago

Because they aren’t funny.

Swim More Not Less
2 years ago

Who are considered the top Head Coach prospects to take over at some of these schools? Do we know any sort of short lists?

Admin
Reply to  Swim More Not Less
2 years ago

We know that Mark Gangloff has interviewed for multiple positions. Jeff Dugdale’s name has been thrown out a lot for UNC. Stanford alum has told us that Ray Looze, Dan Schemmel, Gangloff, Matt Kredich, and Chase Kreitler have all been interviewed by Stanford. That’s single-source confirmed only, though.

Anonymous
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Wow! Thanks for the details.

longseeker
Reply to  Anonymous
2 years ago

I still repeat that one may watch and see if Meehan has any interest in the Men’s program. He was Assistant Men’s coach at Cal before going to Stanford. He won’t lose any of the perks he already has at Stanford. An easy transition.in my opinion.

TomKnows
Reply to  longseeker
2 years ago

Going from a single gender team to a combined team is not an “easy” transition. You are suddenly managing over twice the number of staff and athletes. I’m not sure what your opinion is founded on but it’s a tremendous amount of added work and responsibility.

Superfan
Reply to  longseeker
2 years ago

Both men’s and women’s head coaches positions are endowed separately. That is one school I don’t think the alums would go for combining! I don’t see it happening at Stanford.

Admin
Reply to  longseeker
2 years ago

The rumor mill says that this was a consideration early on in the process, but that the current plan is to continue to have separate programs.

Obb
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Any idea if Kevin Tyrrell might have been interviewed for the Stanford job?

Country Oldtimer
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Are you sure? I am aware of 2 other coaches (Kostoff & Kremer) who have applied and have been interviewed and neither of them are on your short Stanford list. Also Matt Kredich and Mark Gangloff have interviewed. Ray Looze has withdrawn his name.

Admin
2 years ago

Update: Braden Holloway staying at NC State. https://twitter.com/WolfpackSWD/status/1125821186246451200

SwimParent
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Hey, Braden reads the comment section. What a vote of confidence in State. That by itself should help recruiting even further. Better break ground on that outdoor pool and 10m platform soon to capitalize on the buzz with recruiting of the next generation starting soon (and N.C. to likely be well represented in the boys ‘way too early’).

David Berkoff
Reply to  SwimParent
2 years ago

Go Pack! Looking forward to being a crazy NCST parent!

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