Ray Looze

Ray Looze is an American swimming coach. Since June 2002, he has been the head coach for the Indiana Hoosiers.[1] He runs both the men's and women's swimming programs.[2]

In 2016 Looze was a Women's Assistant Coach for the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team. He also served as a coach for the USA team to the 2014 Short Course Worlds.[3] At the 2016 Olympic Swimming Trials, Looze coached Cody Miller, Blake Pieroni, and Lilly King who all qualified for the team.[4]

Looze is also a former national-team swimmer for the USA. He was a medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games, and swam for USC Trojans in college.

Awards and recognition

In 2016, he was named Big 10 Coach of the Year, an honor he has received ten times in other years as well.[5][2] In 2018, he was named CSCAA National Swimming Coach of the Year.[2]


Looze is married to Kandis Looze and has one daughter, Machenzie, who swims for Coach Looze at Indiana.[6]


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