Mark Schubert

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Mark Schubert is an American swim coach and was USA Swimming's National Team Head Coach from June 2009 until November 2010. He took a paid leave of absence from his role with USA Swimming in September 2010, and was later terminated from his position.[1] He is currently the Head Coach and CEO of Golden West Swim Club, and is the Head Coach of Swimming at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California.

Prior to this position, he served as the head coach for both the University of Southern California men's and women's swim teams. He previously coached at the University of Texas from 1989 to 1992 where he coached NCAA champions such as Lee Ann Fetter and Whitney Hedgepeth.[2] During his career, his teams have won 3 NCAA Championships and 49 NCAA individual titles. His first head coaching job was in 1972 with Cuyahoga Falls High School in Ohio.

He has also served as one of the USA's Olympic Swimming Team coaches in: 1980 (which the USA did not attend), 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He also was part of the team staff for the 2008 Olympics.

Schubert was the head coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores, of Mission Viejo, California, where his teams won a total of 44 national championship titles over 13 years. Schubert was also the head coach for the Mission Bay Makos in Boca Raton, Florida, where his teams won 9 national team titles.

He has coached swimming greats such as Shirley Babashoff, Brian Goodell, Mike O'Brien, Janet Evans, Tiffany Cohen, Cynthia Woodhead, Lenny Krayzelburg, and Jill Sterkel. More recent swimmers include Lindsay Benko, Erik Vendt, Larsen Jensen, Ous Mellouli, Dara Torres and Kaitlin Sandeno.

In 1997, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) as an Honor Coach.[3]


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