Dave Durden found the great coach he was looking for

by Garrett McCaffrey 9

October 04th, 2012 College, News

Garrett McCaffrey catches up with 2x defending NCAA and Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Dave Durden. Dave recently hired Yuri Suguiyama to replace Greg Meehan who took the women’s head coaching position at Stanford in late August. Suguiyama comes from Nation’s Capital Swim Team, where he spent 6 years and has coached swimmers who’ve set 19 Potomac Valley records, including 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and American Record Holder in the 800 Freestyle, Katie Ledecky. In this interview Dave talks about what he was looking for, what he found in Yuri, and his opinion on assistant coaches leaving for other jobs. Check out some of the interviews from Yuri and Katie:

Garrett interviews Yuri Suguiyama, pt. 1.
Garrett interviews Yuri Suguiyama, pt. 2.
Garrett interviews Katie Ledecky.

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you always do the best interviews–informative, knowledgeable, and comprehensive! thanks garrett!

“It’s an exciting time for Cal.” Right, indeed, Garrett! I used to say that every day during taper-time in 2008, Dave’s first year as head coach 🙂

I enjoy seeing the dry erase boards with 2013/2014 in the background.

The one that said 2011 was the one that really stuck out to me.

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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