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Aug. 31, 2005

What about Ohio State made you most attracted to the university when you decided to come here?
I wanted to coach in the Big Ten. What better school than OSU?

What one person had the biggest impact on the coaching style that you have today?
Bob Groseth, Northwestern’s swimming coach.

What are your goals for next season?
Place in top 6 in the Big Ten and top 25 in the country.

Other than swimming, what is your favorite sport to watch?
Golf and NASCAR.

What is the most fun part of being a college head coach?
Working with the student athletes and watching them grow.

Your athletes have had great success in the classroom. What is your secret to having success both in the classroom and in the pool?
We are very strict on study hall and it is part of team goals.

What is the biggest difference between Iowa State, where you did your undergrad, and Ohio State?
Good football.

What is your favorite thing about Columbus?
Shopping.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were competing in college?
That you need to study, then swim, then socialize.