Stephanie Juncker, Chris Lindauer Elevated to Associate Head Coaches at Louisville

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The University of Louisville swimming and diving program has promoted Stephanie Juncker and Chris Lindauer to associate head coaches, as announced by the school today.

“When the opportunity to reorganize our coaching staff presented itself, my clear vision was to promote Stephanie and Chris to associate head coaches,” said Louisville head coach Arthur Albiero. “I feel strongly that I just hired two of the very best coaches in the country.”

Both coaches come with impressive credentials outside their success at UofL. Juncker served as a Short Course World Championships Team USA assistant aoach in 2018 as well as a U.S. National Team coach from 2017-20, in addition to a U.S. Junior National Team coach in 2016.

Lindauer served as a U.S. National Team Coach in 2019 and 2020 and was a U.S. Junior National Team coach in 2014 and 2017.

“The quality of their work is well documented through our team growth and consistent levels of high-level performance at the collegiate and national level,” continued Albiero. “That combined with their experience and loyalty to UofL makes both Stephanie and Chris a perfect fit for these positions.”

Since joining the staff at the start of the 2014-15 season, Juncker has been a part of two NCAA title-winning performances, 47 individual All-American swims, 29 All-American relays, 21 individual ACC gold medal swims, 11 ACC gold medal relay swims, and an ACC Championship on the men’s side,.

On the women’s side, she has helped coach eight individual NCAA Championship victories, 43 All-American individual swims, 29 All-American relay performances, and a program-high fourth place in the team standings at NCAAs in 2019. She has helped coach 25 ACC individual gold medal swims as well as three ACC relay champions.

Lindauer, who joined the staff in 2009, has had a hand in six NCAA Championships with the men’s program. At the men’s meet, he has helped coach 45 All-American relay performances and 74 All-American individual swims, all while helping the Cardinals move from  T-21st his first year to fifth in 2021. On the women’s side, he has helped coach eight NCAA champions and coached UofL to 56 individual All-American performances along with 31 All-American relay swims.

Since Louisville joined the ACC, Lindauer has coached the men to 11 ACC gold medals in relays, 21 individual ACC gold medals, and an ACC Championship. He has been a part of 25 ACC individual gold medal swims and three ACC relay wins with the women.

Juncker and Lindauer are both graduates of UofL and had standout careers with the Cardinals.

The 2020-21 season was a historic one for the Cardinals, as they won their first-ever men’s ACC Championship title in dramatic fashion. The men then went on to clinch the first NCAA relay title and Nicolas Albiero became the fifth UofL swimmer to ever win an individual national title.

The program has 21 current and former swimmers in Omaha for Wave II of the U.S. Olympic Trials beginning tomorrow.

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