Alabama Hires Richard Salhus as Assistant Coach

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Alabama Hired Richard Salhus as Assistant Coach

Alabama on Friday announced the hiring of Richard Salhus as an assistant coach on Margo Geer’s staff.

Salhus spent the 2022-23 season as an assistant coach for LSU, helping the Tigers’ women’s team to its highest NCAA finish in 30 years. Both the men’s and women’s teams notched top-20 results at NCAAs.

“I want to express my gratitude to head coach Margo Geer for the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Crimson Tide family,” Salhus said in a university statement. “It is an honor to join such a remarkable team while representing a university that provides all the necessary resources to pursue championships. I am excited to share the pool deck with an outstanding staff and build great relationships with our student-athletes to help and support them in seeking excellence. Roll Tide!”

Salhus was an assistant coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2019-22. Under his watch, the Black Knights earned 17 Patriot League championships.

A graduate of the University of Iowa, he began his college coaching career there from 2016-19. He served as the Hawkeyes’ assistant coach and the international recruiting coordinator for its men’s team.

Before that, Salhus started coaching with Iowa Flyers Swim Club in 2012, rising to become its head coach in 2016.

“I am excited for Rich, his wife Mary and his two sons, Liam and Oliver, to be a part of the Crimson Tide,” Geer said. “Rich brings tremendous insight from his years of experience coaching at the collegiate and club levels, and great enthusiasm for developing student-athletes in all facets of life. Our team will benefit from Rich and all he brings both as a coach and as a person.”

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RIck Allred
RIck Allred
8 months ago

Welcome to the University of Alabama athletic department and to the BAMA family. RTR

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