Cal’s Durden, Stanford’s Meehan to coach US Olympic swimmers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Durden of California and Greg Meehan of Stanford will oversee the U.S. Olympic swimming team in 2020, with both serving as head coaches for the first time.
USA Swimming announced Monday that Durden will be in charge of the men’s team and Meehan will coach the women’s.
Durden was an assistant with the men’s Olympic team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. At Cal, he works with Olympic champion backstroker Ryan Murphy and veteran sprinter Nathan Adrian.
Meehan was also an assistant on the Olympic staff in Rio. He is Katie Ledecky’s personal coach, and has coached Olympic champion sprinter Simone Manuel.
Durden and Meehan previously coached together at Cal before Meehan took the Stanford job.