Greg Rhodenbaugh
Greg  Rhodenbaugh

Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH

Position:
Head Coach (Sixth Year At Mizzou)

Alma Mater:
Southern Methodist


03/28/2015

Mizzou Finishes Program Record 11th at NCAA Championships

The Mizzou men's swimming and diving team set program records in overall finish (11th) and points at the meet (132.5)

03/11/2015

Team Record Eight Male Swimmers Earn NCAA Invites

Eight male swimmers earned bids to the 2015 NCAA Championships

03/04/2015

Five Swimmers Earn Individual Bids to Women's NCAAs

Five female swimmers earned bids to the 2015 NCAA Championships

01/01/2015

Tiger Swimmers Open New Year Friday at Arizona

Tiger men and women compete at 1 p.m. CT on Friday

12/04/2014

Mizzou Swimming and Diving Adds 19 Newcomers to Program

Tigers sign nine women and 10 men to join the program in 2015-16

In just five full years on the job, Head Swimming Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has transformed the Tigers into a national power. The success of the program, which steadily improved since the Mizzou Aquatic Center opened in 2005, should continue to grow in Rhodenbaugh's sixth season.

In his five years in Columbia, Rhodenbaugh's men's program has recorded the top four NCAA finishes in program history, while the women have the top three. Additionally, before he arrived at Mizzou, the women's team had just 13 swimmers earn 32 All-America honors in program history, while the men only had two swimmers claim three All-America accolades. In Rhodenbaugh's five seasons at Mizzou, 13 women have earned 60 All-America honors and 13 men have claimed 43 All-America honors.

In 2014-15, Rhodenbaugh led the men's and women's programs to finishes of 11th and 14th, respectively. The men's NCAA finish marked the highest in program history, while the women's tied the team record. The men notched five top-seven finishes, earned six individual All-America honors and four honors in relays at NCAAs. On the women's side, two relays earned All-America first team honors for the first time in program history, including a school record finish of fourth in the 400 medley relay.

Under Rhodenbaugh's tuteledge, the 2013-14 squads continued their resurgence. The Tiger men placed 16th at NCAAs with a then-program record 95 points and earned four individual All-America first team honors, two individual honorable mention accolades and honorable mention honors in two relays. For the women, freshman Katharine Ross became the first Mizzou freshman swimmer to earn individual All-America honors since 1978.

The 2012-13 Mizzou men's swimming and diving program placed a program best 14th at the NCAA Championships, a full fi ve spots better than the previous year's finish of 19th. Along the way, the Tigers produced two first team All-Americans, including the program's second swimmer to earn the honors, one more honorable mention All-American, and a slew of team records along the way.

Sophomore Sam Tierney placed seventh in the 100 breaststroke to become just Mizzou's second male first team All-American in program history, and the first since 1979. At the NCAA Championships, the Tiger men also earned All-America honors in a relay for the first time ever, after an 11th-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Sophomore Sam Tierney placed seventh in the 100 breaststroke to become just Mizzou's second male first team All-American in program history, and the first since 1979. At the NCAA Championships, the Tiger men also earned All-America honors in a relay for the first time ever, after an 11th-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

In 2011-12, Rhodenbaugh added eight incoming freshmen, three of which were ranked in CollegeSwimming. com's top 75, to Mizzou's already impressive roster. The infusion of experienced underclassmen and exceptionally talented and eager underclassmen was a recipe for success.

In late February, the Tigers hosted the Big 12 Championships and gave the hometown crowd plenty to cheer about. Sophomore Diver David Bonuchi won the 3-meter dive to claim Mizzou's first-ever men's Big 12 diving title, beating defending champion Drew Livingston. The Columbia, Mo., native also posted second-place finishes on the 1-meter and platform competitions. In the pool, Mizzou had three second place finishers and claimed second in the 200 freestyle relay.

At the NCAA Championships later in March, the country took notice of Mizzou's dramatic improvement. The men posted a 19th-place finish, Mizzou's best ever. Bonuchi was the star of the meet, as the Columbia, Mo., native finished second on the platform, fourth on the 3-meter and sixth on the 1-meter dives.

On May, 5, 2010, the next chapter of Missouri men's and women's swimming and diving began when highly-touted Arizona assistant Greg Rhodenbaugh was introduced as the head coach of the Missouri Tigers. Regarded as one of the top swimming assistants in the country during his stay with the Wildcats, Rhodenbaugh became the newest head coach of the Tigers, bringing with him years of coaching NCAA and Olympic champions.

Rhodenbaugh spent 11 years as an assistant under legendary swimming coach Frank Busch at Arizona, where he has been the primary coach for the middle distance, stroke and individual medley events. During his tenure as a Wildcat, Rhodenbaugh was a part of the 2008 men's and women's national championship teams, and coached many Olympic swimmers, including two-time gold medalist Amanda Beard, Ryan Berube, Ricardo Prado and Lars Frolander. He was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team staff and traveled with the U.S. National Junior Team to Barcelona in 2000 as a staff member.

In 1988-89, Rhodenbaugh earned his first head coaching gig at his alma mater of Southern Methodist, where he also swam and was a five-time All-American during a senior year where the Mustangs finished fifth at the 1984 national championships. After being an assistant for four years, Rhodenbaugh became the interim coach in 1988 where he was named the Southwest Conference's Co-Coach of the Year . Some of the accolades that Rhodenbaugh has achieved as an athlete include a conference championship, U.S. Nationals championship, and being named SMU's team captain in 1984. He still continues to swim in masters competitions, as he has four Master's Nationals individual championships and was a world record holder in 1993, 1994 and as recently as 2007. As a youngster, Rhodenbaugh swam for Busch as a member of the Cincinnati Marlins Swim Club.

Rhodenbaugh and his wife, Lisa, have eight children.

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