Todd ​DeSorbo named swimming and diving coach

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Todd DeSorbo has been named the new head coach of Virginia's swimming and diving teams.

Courtesy Virginia Athletics

After Augie Busch, former Virginia swimming and diving coach, decided to return to his alma mater Arizona last month, Virginia opened up its search for a new head coach. That search concluded this week, with Athletics Director Craig Littlepage announcing Monday that Todd DeSorbo has been named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s programs.

DeSorbo will be moving from one ACC team to another, as he is coming off six seasons as NC State’s associate head coach. He comes to Virginia with a number of accolades and accomplishments, having spent the last several years helping guide NC State’s ascent towards the top of the ACC.

The men’s swimming and diving team at NC State has won three-consecutive ACC titles, while the women’s team won the ACC title this past season. Additionally, both the men’s and women’s teams are coming off of their most successful runs at the NCAA Championships, with the men’s team coming in fourth place and the women’s team finishing in seventh place.

DeSorbo also helped guide three of his players to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio — most notably, Ryan Held captured a gold medal for the United States.

Before coaching at NC State, DeSorbo spent five years at UNC Wilmington as an assistant coach. He will now get opportunities to lead Virginia’s swimming and diving teams in a competitive conference and to take the program to new heights. 

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