Greg Meehan Hired As New Women's Swimming Assistant Coach

June 15, 2001

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Former Princeton women's swimming assistant coach Greg Meehan has been hired as an assistant coach for the UCLA women's swimming team, head coach Cyndi Gallagher announced today.

Meehan most recently served as an assistant coach for the last two seasons at Princeton where the Tigers were a perfect 17-0 in during his tenure, including an undefeated 14-0 record in Ivy League competition. Princeton won the Ivy League championship in both 2000 and 2001 and finished 25th at the 2001 NCAA Championships. The Tigers had eight first-team and five second-team All-Ivy honorees in 2001.

Prior to joining Princeton, he served one season as an assistant at William & Mary. The young coach honed his craft last summer by coaching the renowned Club Wolverine at the University of Michigan, which routinely produces Olympic swimmers.

During his stint at William & Mary, Meehan also served as the interim head coach.

'I'm really excited about the opportunity to work with Cyndi and the UCLA team', said Meehan. 'I'm ready and looking forward to the upcoming season.'

Meehan is a 1998 graduate of Rider University, where he competed in the 200-yard backstroke and was a member of several relay squads that claimed MAAC Conference titles.

'I am certain that Greg will be an outstanding coach for UCLA because he has all the qualities of a Bruin,' states Gallagher. 'He is enthusiastic, competitive and has integrity and a love for swimming and coaching. Tom, Don, Susan and I feel that Greg is a perfect fit for the team and that he will be a big contributor to the program.'

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