Missouri Head Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh Placed on Paid Administrative Leave

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri ninth-year head men’s and women’s swimming & diving coach Greg Rhodenbaugh has been placed on paid administrative leave while the University investigates allegations related to team management issues within the Tiger programs, Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk announced today. Associate Head Coach Andrew Grevers will serve as the program’s interim Head Coach until the investigation is completed.

“We recently were made aware of serious team management allegations by our student-athletes, and it is appropriate that Coach Rhodenbaugh be placed on paid administrative leave while the University conducts a full investigation,” Sterk said. “Our goal is to provide the best possible environment for all Mizzou student-athletes to achieve academic and athletic success. We expect and demand that our coaches manage their programs with the utmost integrity, and we will review any allegation thoroughly.”

Grevers, in his ninth year with the Tigers, has served as the program’s Associate Head Coach since the 2016-17 season. He is the program’s lead sprint coach, and has played a key role in Mizzou’s rise to national prominence.

“I am confident that Andrew will provide outstanding leadership to our coaching staff and student-athletes during this difficult time,” Sterk said. “He has earned the team’s trust and respect, which are always important factors when making an important decision such as this. We have a talented and capable group of assistant coaches who will work with Andrew to ensure that our student-athletes and program continue to move forward.”

Mizzou returns to the pool this weekend, hosting SEC rivals Kentucky and Arkansas, Nov. 1-2, at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.

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