Indiana’s Looze, Westphal Named to USA Swimming Coaching Staffs


Indiana University head swimming coach Ray Looze and associate head coach Mike Westphal were both named to USA Swimming coaching staffs for this summer’s upcoming international competitions.

Looze will serve as an assistant head coach for Team USA at the 2019 FINA World Championships in South Korea in July, while Westphal will be an assistant head coach for the American squad at the 2019 Pan Am Championships in Peru in July and August.

This past season, Looze and Westphal helped the Hoosiers win the men’s and women’s Big Ten Championships in the same year for the first time in program history. At the conference championships, IU combined to win 18 league swimming titles.

At the 2019 NCAA Championships, both teams earned top-10 finishes. The Hoosier men placed third overall for the second-straight season, while the IU women earned the team’s fifth-straight top-10, taking ninth overall. At the NCAA’s, the Indiana teams won a combined five swimming crowns.

For his efforts, Looze was named Big Ten Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career. Looze has also been named Big Ten Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year five times and was the 2018 CSCAA Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year.