Memphis Tigers Hire Ben Davis as Head Coach

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, August 9. THE Memphis Tiger Swimming (MTS) Board of Directors announced Ben Davis will be the program’s new head coach. He will officially join the organization August 15.

Ben is an internationally-accomplished coach who is highly-respected throughout the swimming community. An ASCA level 5 certified coach, Ben’s background includes two Division 1 college assistant coaching positions (University of Alabama and University of Kentucky) as well as head coach and director roles at four premier competitive swim organizations (High Point Swim Club, N.C.; Tualatin Hills Swim Club, OR; Birmingham Swim League, AL and Wildcat Aquatics, KY).

Additionally, Ben was selected to coach multiple National and International teams including head coach for the 1994 U.S. National Junior team and head coach for Turkey in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Ben has also held three different LSC leadership positions as past general chairman for Oregon Swimming, Southeastern Swimming and Kentucky Swimming.

Ben has coached more than 95 USA Junior National qualifiers (with 9 individual champions), more than 50 USA National qualifiers, 31 USA Olympic Trial qualifiers, 15 USA National team members and 2 Olympians including 1988 Gold Medal Winner Brent Lang. Additionally, his record indicates the ability to develop across disciplines and strokes, including success with both distance and sprint swimmers.

Hiring Ben was an easy decision,” said Anthony Norris, President of the MTS Board. “Ben has a proven track record of helping his swimmers reach the highest levels of achievement, and he had stellar recommendations from some of the biggest names in competitive swimming.”

About Memphis Tiger Swimming
MTS is a USA Swimming-sanctioned, year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The team’s mission is to promote an inclusive environment for swimmers of all abilities to develop to their fullest potential; as swimmers, teammates and well-rounded members of society

MTS is a non-profit club, run by a volunteer Board of Directors. For more information visit the team website:

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