AUBURN, Alabama, September 2. THE Auburn University Tigers will have a familiar face on its swim coaching staff beginning next week, as All-American Ozzie Quevedo is headed there to work as an assistant coach.
Quevedo told Swimming World today that he’s replacing longtime assistant coach Richard Long, who was recently hired as the head swim coach at James Madison University. Quevedo returns to the school where he enjoyed much success. He was a part of the winning 200 freestyle relay that set a short course meters world record in prelims and went on to win the 2000 NCAA title in finals, and also collected numerous top-eight finishes. Under the guidance of David Marsh at Auburn, Quevedo also competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in the 400 free relay and 100 fly for Venezuela.
Quevedo got his start as a coach in Auburn, working there through 2004. Most recently, he helped start the National Training Center swim team in Clermont, Fla., working as the head coach.
“I’m excited and very anxious, (and) so is my family,” Quevedo said.