Greg Winslow has had success at the collegiate and club levels.
June 26, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY - Greg Winslow has been named as the new head swimming and diving coach at the University of Utah, Associate Athletic Director Pete Oliszczak announced on Tuesday, June 26.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to hire someone with Greg's experience as our swimming and diving coach," Oliszczak said. "We had an excellent pool of candidates for the position."
Winslow comes to Utah after four years as an assistant at Arizona State University. He coached 12 All-Americans during his tenure, which began in 2003. Six of his swimmers qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, while other swimmers represented Great Britain and Hungary in the 2004 Olympics. Winslow helped lead the 2005 women's squad to a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the men's squad finished in 14th in 2006. He also served as the head coach of the Sparky Swim Camp.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to be part of the University of Utah athletic program," Winslow said. "I was really impressed by athletic department's desire to win, and I'm really looking forward to the challenges that high expectations bring."
In August 2005, Winslow became the head coach of the Sun Devil Aquatics swim club, overseeing a staff of 12 coaches. The Aquatics placed third at the 2007 USA Swimming National Championships. He also coached the team to the 2006 Western Sectional Championship and the 2006 Junior National Women's Championship. Five swimmers qualified for the Olympic trials, including five national and eight junior national qualifiers. Winslow's athletes broke 22 Arizona state records, while his girls team set national 13-14 age group records in the 200 free relay and the 400 long and short course relays. Sun Devil Aquatics was named USA Swimming's No. 1 Silver Medal Club in 2007.
Winslow served as the CEO and head coach at Air Force Academy Falfins swim club from 1999-2003. While with the Falfins, Winslow increased the number of swimmers in the program from 53 to 140, added five assistant coaches and started programs at two new facilities. He developed seven national qualifiers and his athletes set 28 Colorado state records. Winslow was named the 2001 Colorado Coach of the Year. He served as the USA Swimming Colorado coaches representative from 2002-03 and worked as an assistant coach at Air Force from 2001-03.
Winslow began his coaching career with the Valley Swim Team in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1996. He led Valley to its first city championship in 1997 and the seasonal state championship in 1998. Valley won the State Spirit award both years and Winslow was named the 1997 Colorado Seasonal Coach of the Year. His first collegiate coaching job was as an assistant at Saint Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., from 1998-99, where he helped guide the Huskies to their highest NCAA Division II finish in school history.
Winslow swam for the University of North Dakota for four years, where he earned All-America status in 1996. He played a key role in leading the men's team to four conference titles, serving as team captain in his final two years.
Winslow earned his bachelor of arts degree from North Dakota in 1998. He was married in August 2002 to his wife Jessica.