CSCAA Announces Blue Ribbon Panel for Centennial Celebration

As a part of the College Swimming and Diving Association’s 100th anniversary, the organization is recognizing the sport’s greatest coaches, athletes, and individuals that have impacted the sport in memorable ways. The CSCAA was founded in 1922 and was the first professional development group for coaches.

The categories that the CSCAA will be recognizing are the “100 Greatest Swimmers & Divers”, “Coaching Pioneers and 100 Greatest Coaches,” “100 Alumni of Impact” and a “Centennial MVP Team.”

The CSCAA developed an Executive Committee to determine the blue-ribbon panel that will vote on the nominations for each of the four categories.

The CSCAA Executive Committee (listed with their most recent coaching experience) is:

  • Bob Groseth (Ret.) – Head Coach at Queens University (NC)

  • Jim Ellis – Current Head Coach, CEO of Philadelphia Department of Recreation

  • Anne Goodman James – Current Head Coach at Colorado College (CO)

  • Pete Hovland – Current Head Coach at Oakland University (MI)

  • Jon Lederhouse (Ret.) – Head Coach at Wheaton (IL)

The Executive Committee elected 58 voters with an additional 14 being expected to join the panel. The panel is made up of current and former coaches from all three NCAA divisions, retired athletes, and significant figures in the swim media. Among the most well-known names selected are:

  • Mike Bottom – Head Coach, University of Michigan

  • Frank Busch – National Team Director (Ret), USA Swimming, Head Coach (Ret) the University of Arizona and University of Cincinnati

  • Rowdy Gaines – Vice President, Pool and Hot Tub Alliance and Commentator, NBC Sports
  • David Marsh – Head Coach (Ret), Auburn University

  • Teri McKeever – Head Women’s Coach, University of California

  • Mark Schubert – Head Coach (Ret), University of Southern California and University of Texas

  • Gregg Troy – Head Coach (Ret), University of Florida

  • Mel Stewart – CEO and Co-Founder, SwimSwam

CSCAA Centennial Blue Ribbon Panel – Full Roster 

The CSCAA will start to announce nominees beginning next week. Nominations are still being accepted for “Coaching Pioneers and 100 Greatest Coaches,” “100 Alumni of Impact” and the “Centennial MVP Team.”


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1 year ago

Too many Goldie oldies on this committee. Of course except for young and spry Gold Medal Mel.

1 year ago

1, you misspelled Teri McKeevers name
2. What kind of BS is it that GMM gets to vote for himself
3. This include divers?

Reply to  Swimaggie
1 year ago

Let’s be honest, Mel is going to make me do his list for him. I’ll let him make his case for his inclusion…but no promises.

Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

Also, if I’m being totally honest, Mel would never vote for himself. He hates when we report things that include him. He thinks nobody cares. As much as the Gold Medal Mel moniker makes it seem like Mel understands his importance to swimming on every level…He’s actually very humble about his accomplishments, always deflects credit to someone else, and is much more gracious in sharing the accomplishments of others than his own.