Hall of Fame Bound: David Marsh To Be Honored For Extraordinary Coaching Career

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

David Marsh is the Head Coach of Team Elite Aquatics, located in San Diego, California. Marsh was the 2016 Head U.S. Olympic Women’s Swim Coach in Rio, leading Team USA to the most medals in USA Swimming’s already storied history.

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Under Marsh’s leadership, Team USA dominated the swimming competition in Rio with a final medal haul of eight gold, four silver and four bronze. His Team Elite club placed more U.S. Olympians than any program in the country, six, with Kathleen Baker, Cammile Adams, co-captain Anthony Ervin, Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Lochte and Katie Meili all earning gold medals. If Team Elite were a country, they would have placed third in the 2016 Rio Olympics medal standings.

Dave Marsh with members of Team USA

David Marsh and Members of Team USA with their medals

Come and meet Marsh in person and hear his incredible life story at the ISHOF Induction dinner on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Become an ISHOF Legacy Member and attend the ISHOF Induction Dinner for FREE. Can’t attend the event? Please consider donating to ISHOF, support Marsh and our other inspirational Honorees.

More about David Marsh:

Prior to founding Team Elite, Marsh was the men’s and women’s swimming coach at Auburn University. Marsh led the men’s team to seven NCAA national championships (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and the women’s team to five national championships (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007). Marsh is the most successful Auburn coach regardless of sport and he is arguably the most successful in the state of Alabama and the SEC. Marsh’s 12 NCAA titles surpass the six won by football coach Bear Bryant at Alabama. Marsh has won 17 SEC titles (13 men and 4 women), by far the most of any Auburn coach or team. In 2003 he led both the men’s and women’s teams to a sweep of the NCAA titles, a first in collegiate Swimming and Diving. Marsh and the Tigers went on to repeat this accomplishment three more times (2004, 2006, and 2007).

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Marsh has coached 49 Olympians from 19 different countries. His swimmers have combined to win 89 individual NCAA titles and 277 individual SEC titles.

About the International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Weekend:

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Induction Ceremony is shaping up to be a star-studded weekend with ISHOF Honoree and Sullivan Award Winner, Debbie Meyer, and double Olympic gold-medalist and everyone’s favorite Olympic swimming broadcaster, Rowdy Gaines acting as co-emcees and hosts of the induction with multiple events spread out over two days in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees
Brendan Hansen – Swimming
Rebecca Soni – Swimming
Elvira Khasyanova– Synchronized (Artistic) Swimmer
David Marsh – Coach
Bob Duenkel – ISHOF Contributor

Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees
Clay Britt – Swimming
David Cotton – Diving
Kerry O’Brien – Coach Contributor
Rose Cody – Artistic Swimming

Paragon and ISHOF Specialty Awards
Eddie Reese – 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award
Teri McKeever – Competitive Swimming
Dave Burgering – Competitive Diving
Betty Hazle – Synchronized Swimming
Lynn Comer Kachmarik – Water Polo
Florence Werner – Recreational Swimming

*deceased

The Induction Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Honoree Induction Day Luncheon – Meet Rowdy Gaines and go on a behind the scenes tour of the Aquatic Complex construction

  • 11:30-12:30 pm Luncheon Followed By Tour

Official 56th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

    • 5:30 pm VIP Reception
    • 6:30 –10:00 pm Induction Ceremony & Dinner

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Upscale retreat with private beach access, two pools, four restaurants, full service spa and oceanside bar. Location of the Saturday evening induction ceremony. ¼ mile south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

3030 Holiday Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-4000

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $259 per night

Book your group rate for International Swimming Hall of Fame

NOTE: RESORT FEE IS INCLUDED in the $259 rate

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 per night

Honoree Ceremony October 9, 2021
Start Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2021
End Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 15, 2021

Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony October 2021

Questions: contact Meg Keller-Marvin at meg@ishof.org or 570-594-4367

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Dale K Ross

    I met David Marsh many years ago while he was coaching Auburn. He came to recruit swimmers who swam for the United States Coast Guard Blue Dolphins in Newport News Aquatic pool.

  2. avatar
    gaby

    Arguably the best college swim coach in history. 12 titles between men and women in 12 years.

    Since then Auburn has fallen completely off the swimming map. Not a single point in men’s or women’s this year. Used to score 400 or more points. Now ZERO.

    Not a single swimmer in top 16 in any event. Cannot remember such as precipitous fall. Athletic Director at Auburn at the time reportedly didn’t get along with Coach Marsh all that well and the result was Coach Marsh left Auburn.

    Perhaps the greatest case study in sports about what a difference — MONUMENTAL difference in this case — a great coach makes.

    Wonder why other schools haven’t (maybe they have) tried to hire David Marsh.

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