Steve Bultman is always raising the bar at A&M

  16 Garrett McCaffrey | November 22nd, 2012 | College, Featured, News

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joeb
3 years 8 months ago

is there a more underated coach out there? you look at his top 3 swimmers (and he has a lot more)…Henry, Breeja, and Camille….were any of them superstar recruits coming out of high school? they were good, not not ones that every school went after?!

3 years 8 months ago

I think what’s unreal is the number of swimmers that come back from major surgeries to succeed. Julia wilkinson had major shoulder surgery then won an NCAA title. Kristen Heiss had major shoulder surgery then came back ad a first team all-American. Cammile ha major shoulder surgery before her freshman year. Now Henry and Ibanez.

To answer your question joeb – Adams was 4th at worlds trials in 2009. Though not a mega recruit simply because she doesn’t swim relay races, I guess. Henry was a top 10 recruit but because of the ACL probably snuck through. Larson was a 1:04 breaststroker.

Jg
3 years 8 months ago

A & T was always well known for its divers – although it took some time to get rid of the Russian Gulag mob.

A & T’s recent rise in fame is due to Rick Perry & his best mark – a C in Animal Husbandry. He obviously knew about these social activities when he tried valiantly to innoculate Texan teens against the genital warts virus.

Then there was the hilarious & unusually gentle in todays nasty climate – joke about his efforts to graduate .

But yes – coach is doin good. There is one famous Yell Leader out there for NCAAS.

coacherik
3 years 8 months ago

I can’t tell if this is a drunken rant or a joke…

Jg
3 years 8 months ago

Coacherik – it went above your head. Whoosh. But there are no untruths there.

coacherik
3 years 8 months ago

Accept for the A & T part, not quite sure which school you speak of. Oh and the class on animal husbandry (Beastiality)? Treating minors for STDs? Guess I must be out of the loop on A&M (not A&T) Swimming and Diving history? So many questions, so few coherent sentences from the man behind the initials…

Jg
3 years 8 months ago

Ok maybe I got my texas colleges mixed up with the Russians. I do know that no-one wanted to go where they were several years ago . Russian divers are notorious for being difficult.

But you need to know a bit about Rick Perry- all of which I picked up during the Primary rounds.

Rick was not a stellar student & one whose best result was a C in Animal Husbandry. An obvious Democrat college employee gladly leaked his records. He got a lot of Ds but he was very popular as a ‘yell leader ‘ & the townsfolk were sad that he eventually graduated -hence the joke which you must have missed.

As Texas Gov, Perry tried to have all girls innoculated with the new anti -pre cervical cancer virus which also covered Genital Warts. As a Executive order it would have had to be financed by the insurance companies. But it was overturned by congress after neanderthal like bleatings.

So Texan girls & boys are not protected. Yeah I read the comments .Parents think their darling will wait until marriage & magically that partner wil have been also ‘pure’.

My point is that those who studied animal husbandry realise this sex stuff happens.

So one for you & one for me.

Still at least you show some curiosity outside f swimming.

Coach GB
3 years 8 months ago

Saw Steve and sat next to Todd Schmitz at the Golden Goggles last Mon. And had the same comment to both. I said the same thing to both of them about how when a couple of months ago when asked where I thought Missy Franklin or some others should go to college. My answer was always” Wester Kentucky or Texas A & M “.
Steve and others have also done outstanding accomplishments. Swimmers who make real improvements in college. I understand the desire to be on a champion team or potential of it. But some of the others going to the usual school think they will have the magic wand pass over them. Many swimmers don’t really have an open mind on looking. Granted my experience was at a school that is DIii today.

NMCoach
3 years 8 months ago

Plain and simple…Bultman is a class act! He has done an unbelievable job there. He has it made at A&M…he doesn’t to “move up”.

NMCoach
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry about that last phrase!…he doesn’t need to “move up”.

Coach D
3 years 8 months ago

I have a massive amount of respect for Steve Bultman. Great coach and a great person on top of that. Nice to see him getting some recognition for everything he has done. But I agree with some earlier comments – I feel like he is very underrated

Coach
3 years 8 months ago

Henry and Adams were both National Jr Team members with international meet experience. I believe Henry was at least a top 10 recruit, and if I remember the story correctly, Cammille just missed semi finals at the 2008 Trials with her suit ripping in the ready room.

Larson was a needle in the hay stack.

And Bultman gets the job done.

WHOKNOWS
3 years 8 months ago

Bultman has always produced talent… even in the 80’s

Dan
3 years 8 months ago

Bultman is an incredible coach – in the purest sense. He takes swimmers, some already fast, some not so fast, and gets them much faster. He seems to be capable with distance, sprint, and all the strokes. The only thing missing for A&M is slightly better recruiting. Some of these girls choosing other schools with a bigger name really should take a harder look at A&M. Maybe A&M needs to do a better job selling the university.

cynthia curran
3 years 8 months ago

Well, Texas benefited because they had stricter loaning laws than California, Florida and Nevada and Arizona so no housing bubble. Also, it has benefited a lot from energy wealth like states like North Dakota as well. The disadvantage is South Texas is one of the poorest regions since its rural and next to Mexcio and California also has the same problem in regard to its Central Valley which is rural as well.

cynthia curran
3 years 8 months ago

Another advantage to attract people to Texas, a suburb like Mission Viejo in California its Texas verision the housing would ranged from 200,000 to up to 500,000 cheaper for a house.

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