March 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Newly named Ohio University swimming head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh has received high praise for her work as an assistant coach at the University of Louisville. Check out the comments from Division I head coaches across the country.
"I am thrilled for Rachel to have the opportunity to become a head coach. That was her goal from the very first time we discussed her coaching with us at U of L. Ohio is getting a very good coach, who understands high level swimming"
University of Louisville Swimming Head Coach
"Rachel is a fantastic coach who is comprehensively ready for this head coaching opportunity. She is one of the best recruiters we have competed against and will elevate the Ohio swimming team rapidly."
Indiana University Swimming Head Coach
"I've known Rachel for a little over 10 years both as a competitor and as a coach. I think Rachel will do a wonderful job. She understands the sport in a lot of different angles and I think that is critical for young women, who are competing at the Division I level. I think she will do great things at Ohio University."
USA National Team Director
"I think Rachel is a tremendous selection. She is one of the brightest young coaches in the country. I think she will bring great energy to the Ohio University program. She is going to bring the same type of intensity she had as a competitor to coaching. I think it is going to be a great situation for Ohio and for Rachel."
University of Florida Swimming Head Coach
"I want to welcome Rachel to the Mid-American Conference. She is a very hard worker and has a good intuition when it comes to coaching and swimming in general. She has a strong and successful record as a swimmer and a coach. I am sure she will do a great job for the Bobcats."
Bowling Green State University Swimming Head Coach
"I have been very impressed by Coach Komisarz over the years. She was an outstanding student-athlete and has transitioned into a highly respected coach. Rachel is smart, diligent, a tenacious recruiter and has a true passion for elite swimming."
Virginia Tech University Swimming Head Coach