Bob Bowman Hires Misty Hyman As New Assistant Coach At Arizona State

Video Courtesy of Swimming World Magazine.

Bob Bowman has announced his biggest hire as head coach of the men’s and women’s Arizona State swim teams. During the alumni dinner this evening, Bowman announced Misty Hyman will be joining his staff.

“I didn’t know we could get a candidate that is this exceptional” – Bob Bowman

Hyman is an Olympic Gold Medalist and former world record holder. Months after missing the Olympic Team in 1996, she went on to break the World Record in the 100 butterfly. Four years later, she qualified for the US Olympic Team and won a gold medal in the 200 meter fly.

As a college swimmer at Stanford, she twice received the Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving, recognizing her as the outstanding college female swimmer of the year in 1997–98 and again in 2000–01.

Below is her race video from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney:

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30 Comments on "Bob Bowman Hires Misty Hyman As New Assistant Coach At Arizona State"

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This is wonderful! She has been there….to the very top of the mountain and knows how to win. Great great opportunity for all involved.

Misty did brake the 100 fly SCM world record in 96, but never held a 200 fly WR. Susie O’neill did not break Mary T. Meagher’s 1981 200 fly WR until May of 2000.

Gina Rhinestone

The Bob Mike & Misty Show is better value for ASU than the $500, 000 it handed over to The Clintons Trio for several hours over 3 days last year.

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