Dave Geyer Steps Down as Head Coach of LSU Swimming & Diving

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LSU head swimming and diving coach Dave Geyer has resigned, the school announced Tuesday.

Co-head coach Doug Shaffer will remain with the program as its diving coach.

“I want to thank Dave for his dedication and commitment to LSU for 16 years,” athletic director Scott Woodward said in a press release. “Coach Geyer represented LSU with class and made countless contributions to our athletics program – both in and out of the pool. Coach Geyer will always be a valued member of the LSU community, and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Geyer had been the head coach of the Tigers men’s and women’s teams for 11 years. He was 81-30-1 in men’s dual meets and 28-42 in women’s meets.

Geyer joined the program as an assistant in 2005-06 and has been in Baton Rouge for 16 years. He led the Tigers to fifth-place finishes at the SEC Championships five times, the last for the women in 2015.

LSU finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in 2021 with a pair of top-eight finishes from Brooks Curry. Curry was one of two SEC individual champions that Geyer mentored.

“Sixteen years ago I took a leap of faith, moved to Louisiana between two major hurricanes, and followed a path to coach at the Division I level,” Geyer said in the university release. “I never imagined that my career would stay at one place this long. Baton Rouge and the LSU community have been great for myself, my wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.

“With a lot of thought and consideration I have decided to resign from my position as head coach. There have been a lot of hurdles along the way, but I walk away knowing I did everything I could to elevate the standard of this program moving forward.  I am excited for the opportunities that lay ahead for me and my family.”