Marsh Talks UCSD Move With Assistant Coach (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

David Marsh, the 2016 Rio Olympic head coach for Team USA women, will be taking over the head coaching position at the University of California San Diego. Marsh’s former collegiate coaching includes a period at Auburn as the head coach, where he won 7 men’s NCAA team titles and 5 women’s NCAA team titles between 1990 and 2007. Marsh will make the move to San Diego after serving for several years as both the head coach and CEO of SwimMAC in Charlotte, NC. Marsh was also a performance consultant with the Queens University team that he helped launch.

Marsh officially parted ways with SwimMAC back in May, but continued to coach the Team Elite program. He says that a Team Elite program will remain in Charlotte, and that he will be launching a Team Elite – West program in San Diego. He’s had plenty of success with the pro team, including qualifying 5 swimmers for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. In total, he’s coached 49 Olympians from 19 different countries.

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Wow, would have thought he’d go coach at a top fully funded D1 school, not D2!


Those who know better than me can correct me, but I think he is super excited to be living in La Jolla! I think it’s a quality of life choice for David Marsh and living in La Jolla is pretty darn high on a quality of life scale. I wish him the best and am confident he’ll be successful and happy.

Joel Lin

Your comment nails it on the head.


Hi, Does anyone understand what is this “Team Elite – West” program all about mentioned in the article?
Is this stlll related to the University, or is it related to SwimMAC? It’s not very clear to me, and I hope someone could explain it a little better.

It kinda sounds like he’s opening a branch of SwimMAC here on the west coast, and as part of that, directly coaching a Team Elite. Again, I hope someone could try and explain it.

Would like to know who’s eligible to join the “Team Elite” program that was mentioned.

(NOTE: I am not an expert swimmer, and therefore, my questions might also sound out of context)


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