David Marsh, Ray Looze Named Head Coaches of Team USA for Short Course Worlds

COLORADO SPRINGS – USA Swimming today announced the coaching staff and roster updates for next month’s 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m), set for Dec. 3-7 in Doha, Qatar. SwimMAC Carolina’s David Marsh will serve as the men’s head coach and Indiana University’s Ray Looze has been named the women’s head coach.

Assistant coaches for Team USA in Doha include Matt Kredich (University of Tennessee/Tennessee Aquatics), Bruce Marchionda (Western Kentucky University), Chris Plumb (Carmel Swim Club) and Coley Stickels (Canyons Aquatic Club).

Athletes added to the team include Eugene Godsoe (Greensboro, N.C.) and Emily Allen (Charlotte, N.C.), replacing Nick Thoman (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Katie Hoff (Baltimore, Md.), respectively.

Godsoe will swim the 50m and 100m backstroke events, while Allen was added to the team in the 800m free relay. Originally named to the roster in the 800m free relay, Katie Drabot (Cedarburg, Wis.) will now swim the 200m free. Jimmy Feigen (San Antonio, Texas) has added the 50m free to his lineup, replacing Cullen Jones (Irvington, N.J.).

In total, 36 Americans – 20 women and 16 men – will compete in Doha. The complete U.S. roster for the 2014 FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) can be found at usaswimming.org.

The 12th FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) will be contested over five days at the Hamad Aquatic Center in Doha. Forty-six events (34 individual and 12 relays) are slated for the competition program, and a total of 138 medals will be up for grabs.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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