Suguiyama named new Badgers swim and dive coach

The Badgers swim and dive program has a new head coach. Yuri Suguiyama was named the new head coach after spending six years as the associate head coach the Cal men’s program.

“We’re excited to bring Yuri to Madison,” UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “His track record as a coach speaks for itself, but he will also bring great energy to our program. His passion for the sport and the athletes he’s coaching will only make us better.”

Suguiyama helped guide the Golden Bears to first- or second-place NCAA finishes in each of his seasons at Cal. The Golden Bears won the 2014 national title. Sugiyama was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America that year.

“I am both excited and humbled to join the University of Wisconsin as the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs,” Suguiyama said in a statement. “It has been a dream of mine to lead a program, and there’s no better place to do so than at a school that has so much to offer, like Wisconsin."

Suguiyama graduated from North Carolina in 2004. He swam for the Tar Heels and left as the school’s record-holder in the 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle.



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