Olympic Champ Misty Hyman Added To Arizona State Swimming Coaching Staff

Misty Hyman Arizona State coach
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Bob Bowman made a big addition to his coaching roster for the Arizona State University swimming teams, and he didn’t have to look far beyond the ASU campus. Olympic champion Misty Hyman will join his already impressive list as assistant coach, marking her debut in college coaching.

“I tried to look for assistant coaches who each could bring something very unique to the program,” Bowman said. “When I started my search, I didn’t know that we could get a candidate that is this exceptional.”

Hyman won the 200 butterfly at the 2000 Olympics in dramatic fashion, upsetting prohibitive favorite Susie O’Neill in the process and breaking Mary T. Meagher’s legendary American record in the process. She was a multiple NCAA champion for Stanford University and set two revered national high school records in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

Though she has not coached at the college level, Hyman has some coaching experience. She spent a few seasons working with the swim teams at her alma mater, Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix. She’s been spending the past few years as a motivational speaker, appearing at swim clinics and teaching swimming lessons in the Phoenix area. She was also instrumental in creating the St. Croix Coral Reef open water swim 20 years ago.

Hyman joins Ryan Mallam and Dan Kesler on the swimming coaching staff. Mark Bradshaw remains as head diving coach.

Bob Bowman announces Misty Hyman as ASU Swimming assistant coach

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Jennifer Tyler
8 years ago

She’s the best. My swimmers did a clinic with her. ASU is lucky to have her!

Katie O'Brien Bowen
8 years ago

Congrats!

PACE PAL
8 years ago

Great move Bob! What a TEAM you are building! Misty is such a class person and coach!

Niles Keeran
8 years ago

Stellar Addition!!

Pam Esser
8 years ago

So excited for ASU, and Misty! Congratulations!!!

Veronica Perez
8 years ago

Vanessa Perez

Zack Ponchene
8 years ago

Ben Chung

Zack Ponchene
8 years ago

Ben Chung

Elaine Gerson
8 years ago

Congratulations Misty!! ASU is lucky to have you!!!

Vanessa Perez
8 years ago

Yay

Charlynn Darrah
8 years ago

Very exciting addition for ASU. Congratulations Misty!

Phil Thornburgh
8 years ago

Good call Coach Bowman. I watched her at state when she was the solo member of the Benson High team. She basically revolutionized the Fly.

Dunc1952
Dunc1952
8 years ago

Phil, you are remembering Crissy Ahmann, who was another female Arizona high school butterflyer , Benson ’88, who went on to be an Olympic medalist (1992 Silver in 100 Fly, along with two relay golds). Interestingly, Crissy and Misty crossed paths as finalists in the 100 Fly at the 1996 Olympic Trials, Crissy toward the end of her career and Misty still toward the front of hers. Misty went to Shadow Mountain in Phoenix and had her last high school meet in the ’96-’97 school year.

Kristin Bolick
8 years ago

Congratulations Misty ❤️

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liquidassets
8 years ago

Wow, didn’t see that coming. But when I saw this, I immediately thought that sounds like a great match!

Ty Hibbert
8 years ago

1 gold metal and everyone overreacts 🙂

Annette Solange Gauthier

Congratulations Misty.

Adrienne Padgett Hyman

So thrilled for you!!

Sara Schramm
8 years ago

Congratulations Misty!! We are thrilled to see what lies ahead for both Misty and our beloved Devils!!

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