Off Deck: Arizona Head Coach Rick DeMont Explains Why He’s Retiring

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Arizona head coach Rick DeMont announced his retirement last month after four seasons at the helm of the Wildcats’ program and after more than three decades coaching at the school. He joined this week’s episode of Off Deck to explain his decision to step down.

DeMont revealed when he made the decision and how his swimmers reacted when they learned he would not be back next season. DeMont also discussed some of his proudest moments as a coach, including helping South Africa win gold in the 400 free relay in Athens and a pair of Wildcat national championships, and what it’s been like coaching Matt Grevers for a decade.

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    Congratulations to Rick DeMont, a great champion, father and coach!

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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