(Video Interview) Dave Durden Reacts to ASCA Coach of the Year Award

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Minutes after being honored as ASCA Coach of the Year Thursday night in Ft. Lauderdale, Cal head coach Dave Durden spoke with Swimming World about what it meant to be given such an honor.

Durden reflected on his experience coaching at the Olympic Games, where he helped Nathan AdrianAnthony ErvinRyan MurphyJosh Prenot and Tom Shields all win medals, and how life has come back to normal in the weeks since he returned from Rio. Durden also commended several of the other nominees for the award, including five-time winner Bob Bowman, his former Auburn boss David Marsh and his former Cal assistant Greg Meehan.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and 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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