USA Swimming National Team member Eugene Godsoe will be returning to Palo Alto this fall as a volunteer assistant under new head men’s coach Ted Knapp, the school announced today.
While coaching, Godsoe will continue his swimming career in parallel. This could the beginning of an expanded Stanford post-graduate training program, which has been one of the criticisms of the program in years past.
Godsoe is a former Stanford swimmer who, in 2010, moved to North Carolina to train at SwimMAC with David Marsh. While in Charlotte, he earned his way onto the USA Swimming National Team in both the 100 fly and 100 back.
While a collegiate Cardinal, he was the 2010 NCAA Champion in the 100 back as a senior. All-told, he had 16 All-American honors to his name, and is the school record holder in the 100 back. He also swam the backstroke leg on the Stanford 400 yard medley relay in 2009 where he combined with Paul Kornfeld, Austin Staab, and Alex Coville to break the American Record.
Internationally, Godsoe’s biggest honor was representing the U.S. at the 2011 Pan Am Games, where he took a silver medal in the 100 back. He was also hired by Cesar Cielo’s club Flamengo to race under their banner at the 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy: the country’s premier swimming event.
Ever the talented musician in addition to his skills in the water, there is no word on what Godsoe’s first post-Trials single will be, or what this means for the future of “Take your Mark.” Their latest song can be seen here.