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Sun Devil Swim Elevates Behm to Associate Head Coach

Apr 22, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Sun Devil Swimming program has announced that assistant coach Herbie Behm has been elevated to associate head coach.

Behm, a former ASU swimmer from 2010-13, has specialized in coaching the team's sprint groups since joining the staff in 2018. Backed by his data-based coaching philosophy, Behm has been instrumental in the development of Sun Devil sprinters, recently helping guide the Men's team to their best finish at the NCAA Championships in 40 years.

"I'm so excited to begin a new role with this remarkable team," Behm said. "It's been an incredible journey so far and I feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing group. Special thanks to Coach Bowman, the staff and every single member of this team. I can't wait to continue this journey with all of you. O2V!"

With Behm's direction, the Sun Devils have made substantial progress over recent seasons, which included top-five finishes nationally in both the Men's 400 and 800 free relay this year. The Sun Devil Men's team also set new program records this season in the 50, 100 and 200 free races, amongst a handful of other events.

"Herbie is one of the great young minds in coaching today," head coach Bob Bowman said. "His data driven approach has elevated our program in countless ways and he is most deserving of this promotion. He has a bright future ahead in Tempe."

Prior to joining the Sun Devil staff, Behm spent two seasons at the University of Utah, where he was an assistant sprints coach. While in Salt Lake, working with each individual's technique, training strategies and post race analysis, 20 student-athletes set school records in his two seasons.

A Sun Devil swimmer himself from 2010-13, Behm also thrived in the classroom. He was a three-time scholar athlete award winner and graduated with his degree in Psychology while minoring in Communications. He was also part of a 400 medley relay team that once held the school record.