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David Marsh

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David Marsh (born 29 December 1957) is an American swimming coach and currently the head coach of the University of California San Diego who has coached 49 Olympians from 19 different countries. Marsh is originally from Miami, Florida and received his degree in Business Administration from Auburn in 1981. Marsh was a five-time All-American backstroker at Auburn University.

Coaching Career Highlights

  • He was the head coach of SwimMAC Carolina.
  • He worked to build Team Elite under SwimMAC Carolina since 2007.
  • He was the men's and women's swimming coach at Auburn University. After becoming head coach of Auburn in 1990, Marsh led the men's team to seven NCAA national championships (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and the women's team to five national championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007). He finished his coaching career at Auburn at the conclusion of the 2007 season, after which he became the Head Elite Coach and CEO of the United States Olympic Committee Center of Excellence with SwimMAC Carolina. To date, Marsh has led SwimMAC to three consecutive USA club excellence championships, a first for any programs, outdistancing the second-place finisher by 12,000 points.
  • In 2003, he led both the men's and women's teams at Auburn University to a sweep of the NCAA titles, a first in collegiate swimming. They went on to repeat this accomplishment three more times (2004, 2006, and 2007).
  • He became CEO & Director of Coaching for SwimMAC Carolina Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in the summer of 2007.
  • In 2016, he placed Anthony Ervin, Ryan Lochte, Cammille Adams, Kathleen Baker, Jimmy Feigen, and Katie Meili on the US Olympic Team.
  • His swimmers have combined to win 89 individual NCAA titles and 277 individual SEC titles. Auburn swimmers have also brought home 90 medals from international competitions such as the World Championships, Goodwill Games, Pan-American Games, and the Olympics.
  • On September 9, 2015, USA Swimming announced that Marsh would serve as the head coach of the women's team of the 2016 US Olympic Team.
  • A total of 8 medals were achieved by his athletes: 1 gold for Ryan Lochte (4x200 relay), 2 gold for Anthony Ervin (100 free relay prelims & 50 free); 2 for Katie Meili (bronze 100 Br & Gold 4x100 Medley relay prelims); 1 gold for Jimmy Feigen (4x100 free relay prelims); 2 for Kathleen Baker (silver 100 back; gold 4x100 medley relay)
  • Selected as CSCAA Women's Coach of the Year: 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Selected as CSCAA Men's Coach of the Year: 1994, 1997 1999, 2003, 2004
  • Selected as SEC Men's Coach of the Year: 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • SEC Women's Coach of the Year: 1993, 2002, 2003
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel Men's Coach of the Year: 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel Women's Coach of the Year: 1992, 1993, 2003
  • Inside the Auburn Tigers Coach of the Year: 1993, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004
  • 2016 USA Women's Olympic Team Head Coach
  • 2014 USA Women's Team Assistant Pan Pac Championships, Australia
  • 2012 USA Men's Olympic Team Assistant
  • 2010 USA Men's Duel in the Pool Head Coach
  • 2005 USA World Championships Assistant Men's Assistant Coach
  • 2003 USA World Championships Head Coach
  • 2005, 2003 USA Men's Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool Head Coach
  • 2003 & 2000 National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy
  • 2003 Board Member of the Greater Lee County Boys and Girls Club
  • 2000 USA Men's Olympic Team Assistant Coach
  • 1999 USA Men's Pan-Pacific Team Assistant Coach
  • 1996 USA Men's Olympic Team Assistant Coach
  • 1995 USA Men's Pan Pacific Team Head Coach
  • 1994 USA Women's Assistant Coach, World Championship Team
  • Honored on the "Tiger Trail" of Auburn which commemorates athletic achievements by coaches and athletes.
  • 2016 Inducted into the North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Inducted into the Auburn Swimming Hall of Fame
  • He serves on the boards of the American Swimming Coaches Association as well as the Championship Performance Advisory Board.

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