Eddie Reese Named CSCAA Men’s Coach of the Year


Texas Head Coach Eddie Reese was named the 2017 CSCAA Coach of the Year after coaching the Longhorns to their 3rd-straight NCAA championship title at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana this week. Reese has now completed his 39th season of coaching at Texas. This is the 13th time in his career he’s led Texas to an NCAA title.

This season, Reese coached 4 individual NCAA Champions: Jack Conger (200 fly), Will Licon (200 IM, 100 breast, 200 breast), Clark Smith (500 free, 1650 free), and Townley Haas (200 free). Several NCAA Records went down at the hands of the Longhorns, including records in the 200 fly (Conger), 500 free (Smith), 1650 free (Smith), and 200 breast (Licon).

In addition, Reese’s swimmers also smashed the NCAA Records in the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, and 400 free relay. They swam to a new American Record with their runner-up performance in the 800 free relay.

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  1. wethorn says:

    Congrats Eddie and all the horns!

  2. Seth Baron says:

    MAZEL TOV to Eddie Reese!

  3. Swimfan says:

    I love this picture!!!! What pure joy Eddie has on his face! Just warms your heart. What a great guy Eddie is. His joy is seeing the joy of his swimmers and helping them realize their goals. Thanks to the photographer – you really captured the moment!

  4. Swimfan says:

    In case anyone is wondering who the swimmer is, I believe it must be John Shebat who came in 2nd in the 200 back. When I downloaded this picture, which I love!!!, the tag said Reese Shebat.

  5. coach says:

    Eddie is in a class of his own. Did he name his successor tonight?

  6. iliveforthis says:

    I have a lot of respect for Eddie Reese. He is a great person and has been an amazing coach for 4 decades continuing to adapt and change his coaching with the times and hundreds of swimmers to incredible success. He is the GOAT of swim coaches in the US with 13 NCAA titles (’81, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’96, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’10, ’15, ’16, ’17).

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