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Harvey Humphries

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Harvey Humphries is the Sr. Associate Head Coach at the University of Georgia where he coached Olympic marathon swimmer Troyden Prinsloo He has been a swimmer or assistant coach at Georgia for 3 decades. Humphries is involved in all facets of the swimming program at Georgia, including concentration with the distance swimmers and heavy involvement in recruiting. Humphries was a nominee for the 2002 AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year Award.

Humphries was chosen as the 2005 Georgia Senior Coach of the Year by United States Swimming - the third time he's been honored. USA Swimming chose Humphries as a member of the staff for the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also served as a coach for U.S. Swimming (USS) select camps and Zone District camps and is currently on the international trip list as a level five coach for the NCAA and USS. In the spring of 1997, Humphries was assistant women's coach of the U.S. National Junior team, competing in Malmo, Sweden, and served as head men's coach for the U.S. National Junior Team's fall training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Locally, Humphries serves as head coach of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club which has developed some of the top talent in the Southeast, including former Bulldogs and All-Americans Kara Manglitz and Paige Wilson and NCAA champion Matt Buck. Humphries has also served as senior chairman for age-group swimming in Georgia and was the first recipient of the Walt Schluetter Award, given annually to top national age-group coaches.

Humphries was the head coach of the National Team Distance Camp in July of 1998 after serving as an assistant coach at the camp in 1995. Humphries also served as an assistant coach for the victorious South squad in the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis. Humphries has given his time to the Paralympic Games, working as a volunteer along with members of ABSC during the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.

Humphries' international travels took him to Barcelona as an assistant coach of the National Junior Team in 1999, and most recently he served as the head men's coach for the 2002 National Junior Team that competed in Rome.

For his contributions to the sport of swimming as both an athlete and a coach, Humphries was inducted into the state of Arkansas Swimming Hall of Fame in 2002.

Humphries graduated from Georgia in 1979 with a B.S. degree in microbiology.

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