Arizona Wildcats athletics: Swim coach Busch will leave UA

2011-02-01T17:11:00Z Arizona Wildcats athletics: Swim coach Busch will leave UAArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 01, 2011 5:11 pm  • 

University of Arizona swim coach Frank Busch will leave his position at the end of this season for one of the most prestigious jobs in the sport.

Busch told his team today that he will take a new position as Director of USA Swimming, based in Colorado Springs.

Busch took over at UA in 1989. He led the Wildcats to the women's and men's NCAA championships in 2008. That same year, he was named to the USA Olympic coaching staff, was inducted into the American Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame and was invited to the White House to meet President Bush.

His career has spanned 43 years. Busch began as an age-group swimming coach when he was an age-group swimmer, 16, coaching kids at his parents' pool in Edgewood, Ky. He did so until he earned his degree from Loyola of Chicago in 1973. He moved up to a club team, the Northern Kentucky Piranhas; took another step up, to the Cincinnati Marlins, which featured Olympic gold medalist Mary T. Meagher; and finally landed at the University of Cincinnati from 1980 to 1989.

Busch has won every conceivable award in American swimming. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year several times. The USOC swimming Coach of the Year. He has been head coach of the USA World Championship team. Fifteen of his current and former UA swimmers competed at the Beijing Olympics.

In his 22 years at UA, Busch has had athletes earn 48 NCAA individual titles. He's been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times and Pac-10 Coach of the Year 11 times.

 

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