Randi Vogel enters her second season as an assistant coach for the University of Missouri.
Vogel brings collegiate experience both as a student-athlete and as a coach to Columbia. She spent 2008-10 as an assistant coach at Cincinnati, where she worked with 2010 NCAA 50m Freestyle Champion Josh Schneider. Vogel also coached the University of Cincinnati's Masters Swim Team in the summer of 2009 and was an instructor at the West Point Swim Camp (United States Army) in the summers of 2008 and 2009. Prior to coaching, Vogel worked as an agency assistant for Hendricks Sports Management from 2007-08, a professional baseball agency located in Houston, Texas where she assisted with travel, equipment, contracts, and database creation. She also served as an age group swim coach for 8-11 year olds with the Cincinnati Marlins in 2004. One of Vogel's passions is her work with Memorial Hermann Hospice, where she enjoyed volunteering.
"Randi brings a lot of excitement to the program, "Head Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh said. " She has a great personality and is an up-and-coming coach in our profession. She comes from a swimming background, so she gets what it takes to be successful from a commitment and procedural standpoint. She really is a student of our sport and brings a great deal of energy, not only from the coaching point of view, but on the recruiting trail as well. We are excited to have Randi join our staff at Mizzou."
A 2007 graduate of Cincinnati, Vogel was named team captain for the Bearcats as a senior and twice earned the Bearcat Leadership Award while completing her degree in communications.
Vogel began her collegiate career at the University of Tennessee where she swam two seasons for the Lady Vols.
The Cincinnati native comes from a strong swimming background. Her father, John Vogel, swam at Tennessee from 1974-77 and her mother, Diane Johannigman, was an all-American at Houston and is the former 100m butterfly American and World record holder.