Ernie Maglischo

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Ernie Maglischo, Ph.D. is a retired American swimming coach. He retired from coaching in 1998 after 35 years during which he coached at both the college and club levels. Over 29 years of college coaching, his teams won a total of 13 NCAA Division II Championships and 19 Conference Championships at three different universities. He was selected NCAA Division II Swimming Coach of the Year on several occasions. He was also the 1991 recipient of the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Award, presented by the College Swimming Coaches Association.

His last position was as men's swimming coach at Arizona State University where his teams had three top ten NCAA finishes during his five years at the helm, while never placing lower than 14th. He was chosen Pacific 10 men’s swimming coach of the year in 1995.

Ernie has authored or co‐authored seven textbooks and three booklets on various aspects of competitive swimming. He also co‐authored two booklets on nutrition for athletes. His latest publications are Volumes 1 and 2 of A Primer for Swimming Coaches. Volume 1 is titled Physiological Foundations and Volume 2 is Biomechanical Foundations. Additionally, he has authored or co‐authored over 47 periodical publications including reports of original biomechanical and physiological research.


Maglicho on the Buck Dawson Authors Award in 1982, 1993 and 2008.

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