CoMo You Know: Greg Rhodenbaugh

Friday, May 9, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:03 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 9, 2014

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Greg Rhodenbaugh is the Missouri swimming and diving team’s head coach. Rhodenbaugh spent 11 years as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona.


Rhodenbaugh graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1985. He earned his first head coaching job at his alma mater in 1988.

He and his wife, Lisa, have eight children.

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Rhodenbaugh grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Southern Methodist University. An All-American as a senior, Rhodenbaugh later accepted a position as an assistant coach at his alma mater. He would become the Mustangs’ head coach in 1988.

Before becoming the Missouri swimming and diving team's head coach in 2010, Rhodenbaugh spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona. During his tenure as a Wildcat, Rhodenbaugh worked with several Olympic swimmers, most notably two-time gold medalist Amanda Beard. In 2008, Rhodenbaugh helped the men's and women’s teams to national championships.

When Rhodenbaugh became Missouri’s head coach in 2010, only two athletes — both divers — qualified for the NCAA Championships the previous season. In 2013, Rhodenbaugh’s third season with MU, six men and four women qualified for the NCAA Championships. The 2012-13 men’s swimming and diving team enjoyed its best finish in program history, coming in 14th place.

Updated: May 9, 2014

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