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.