Indiana Hoosiers Add Matt Bowe to Coaching Staff

Ray Looze, head coach of the Indiana University swimming program, has added Matt Bowe to his coaching staff today.

Bowe heads to the Hoosier program after three seasons assistant coaching at Eastern Michigan University. He coached three swimmers to the NCAA Championships this past season, including Delaney Duncan, who scored in the B final of the 100 breast as a freshman, and Andrew Henry, who competed in the 100 free, 200 free, and 200 IM at the men’s NCAA Champs.

Additionally, Bowe served as an assistant for Team Europe at the 2015 Duel in the Pool, which was held in Indianapolis, IN last December.

Below is the full press release from Indiana University’s swimming program:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze announced the addition of Matt Bowe to the coaching staff on Monday.

Bowe will serve as an assistant swimming coach for both the Indiana men’s and women’s teams.

“Matt Bowe brings valuable international coaching experience to our staff,” Looze remarked. “He is an exceptional technician, innovative and his on deck rapport with swimmers is off the charts.  Matt will coach our sprint males and females in all four strokes. His passion for swimming, his work ethic and his high level of concern for his student-athletes minces identically with our current staff.  He was just too good a fit to pass up.  I look forward to Matt contributing to Indiana‘s pursuit of both Olympic and NCAA excellence.”

Bowe comes to Bloomington from Eastern Michigan University where he served as an assistant swimming coach for the past three seasons.

At Eastern Michigan, Bowe helped coach the men’s and women’s swimming teams to a total of 11 individual MAC titles, eight MAC records and 24 school records in his three seasons on the staff. Also during his time with the Eagles, Bowe helped qualify three swimmers for the NCAA Championships, including Delaney Duncan who earned Honorable-Mention All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke.

While at EMU, Bowe helped guide the men’s squad to back-to-back MAC titles in 2015 and 2016, while the women’s team went from finishing fourth in 2014 to earning runner-up honors in both 2015 and 2016.

In 2015, Bowe served as an assistant coach for Team Europe at the Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool.

Prior to joining the staff at Eastern Michigan, Bowe was a coach at Loughborough University, where he coached the US Open champion in the 200 fly, Tilly Gray.  Bowe also spent time as an assistant coach at the Great Britain National Centre in Loughborough from 2009-2012, where he coached back-to-back world champion and world record holder in the 50m back, Liam Tancock, as well as two-time world silver medalist in the 100m free, Francesca Halsall.

A native of Silecroft in Cumbria, UK, Bowe had a tremendous swimming career. As a member of Team Great Britain from 2003-2009, Bowe was the British champion in the 100m fly in 2006.  In that same year, he claimed podium finishes as a part of the 4x100m medley relay team, earning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and a bronze medal at the European Championships in Budapest.

Bowe was also a finalist in the 100m fly at the World University Games in Belgrade (2009) and Bangkok (2007), and swam as a finalist in the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne.

Bowe graduated from Loughborough University in 2009 with a BSc First Class Honours in Sports Science and Management. Bowe will receive his Master’s degree in Sport Management from Eastern Michigan later this summer.

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Swimming news courtesy of Indiana University Swimming & Diving.

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6 years ago

Ray looks really good in this picture

6 years ago

I thought the head coach said if he had the opportunity to hire an assistant he would hire his friend Coley Stickels? I guess no one wants to hire that one horse wonder. His greatness doesn’t work for mature swimmers? What’s the matter Ray?

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6 years ago

I’d venture a guess that Coley can make a significant amount more running canyons than he can as an assistant at IU.

Ralph drakes
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6 years ago

One horse wonder? Are we talking about Coley? Hardly a one horse wonder. That guy is an amazing coach who has had several olympians (schoeman, condorelli, weitzeil for a few) and his club swimmers are insanely fast and have been for years everywhere he’s been.

Not an I U fan
6 years ago

Great guy. Great pick up for Indiana.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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