Eddie Reese’s Lessons For Texas Longhorns: College Swimming As A University of Life

Eddie and the Longhorns - coach Reese takes a splash after his squad makes a splash - Photo courtesy of Patrick Meredith, UT Athletics Photography

The day he arrived in Austin, the program he inherited was nothing in the collegiate swimming world. Not only was the University of Texas a shrug-of-the-shoulders blip on the team radar, it never even featured an NCAA individual champion. But much has changed in the 37 years since Eddie Reese unpacked in the Lonestar State.

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The day he arrived in Austin, the program he inherited was nothing in the collegiate swimming world. Not only was the University of Texas a shrug-of-the-shoulders blip on the team radar, it never even featured an NCAA individual champion. But much has changed in the 37 years since Eddie Reese unpacked in the Lonestar State.

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Sam

Great read.

Donald Graham

Eddie is the ultimate class act in every way. His coaching record is remarkable. He still is having the same enormous success that he had beginning in the 1970s. That kind of longevity of success is unheard of in any sport. He will go down as one of the greatest swimming coaches ever. And… he is a just plain wonderful guy.

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