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Durden Tabbed As Pac-12 Coach Of The Year

Apr 8, 2022
Dave Durden has been named the Pac-12 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year 11 times in his 15-year tenure at Cal.

SAN FRANCISCO – After orchestrating another outstanding year in the pool that culminated in winning the 2022 NCAA Championship, California head coach David Durden was named the Pac-12 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year for the 11th time in his career on Friday.
Durden, who just completed his 15th season at the Golden Bears' helm, was also named the 2022 CSCAA National Men's Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career last week. Durden guided Cal to its seventh all-time NCAA Championship – the fifth in his tenure – on March 23-26 in Atlanta and its fifth consecutive Pac-12 Championship on March 2-5 in Federal Way, Washington. The Bears won two NCAA individual titles in the 400-yard individual medley (Hugo González) and 200 backstroke (Destin Lasco) as well as the 400 medley relay (Lasco, Reece Whitley, Trenton Julian and Björn Seeliger) on the way to clinching their 2022 national team title.
It is the fifth straight year and 11th time in a 13-year span that Durden has been named the Pac-12 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year. He trails only Stanford's Skip Kenney (20) for the most all-time Pac-12 men's swimming coach of the year honors. Between Durden and the late Nort Thornton, Cal's head coaches have earned the award 15 times since 1978.

2022 Pac-12 Men's Swimming Awards
Swimmer of the Year: Léon Marchand, Arizona State
Freshman of the Year: Léon Marchand, Arizona State
Coach of the Year: David Durden, California
2022 Pac-12 Men's Diving Awards
Diver of the Year: Bjorn Markentin, Arizona
Freshman of the Year: Jack Ryan, Stanford
Coach of the Year: Dwight Dumais, Arizona
Cal's Pac-8/10/12 Men's Swimming Coaches of the Year (15)
1978 » Nort Thornton
1979 » Nort Thornton
1980 » Nort Thornton
1999 » Nort Thornton
2010 » David Durden
2011 » David Durden
2012 » David Durden
2013 » David Durden
2014 » David Durden
2016 » David Durden
2018 » David Durden
2019 » David Durden
2020 » David Durden
2021 » David Durden
2022 » David Durden
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