Teri McKeever

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Teri McKeever
Sport(s) Swimming
Current position
Title Head coach
Team University of California
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
Biographical details
Born 1962
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–present
2004
2008
2010
2010
2012
California
U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
Pan Pac Championships Team
World Championships (25m) Team
U.S. Olympic Team
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Pac-12 Championship (2009, 2011, 2012)
NCAA Championship (2009, 2011, 2012)

Teri McKeever (born c. 1962) is an American college and Olympic swimming coach. She has been the head coach of the California Golden Bears women's swimming team at the University of California, Berkeley for the last twenty seasons. Her Cal Bears teams have won three NCAA national championships. McKeever has twice previously served as an assistant coach for the United States Olympic women's swimming team, and she served as the head coach of the 2012 U.S. Olympic women's swim team that competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Early years[edit]

McKeever was born in 1962.[1] She was the oldest child in a family of ten children.[1] Her father, Mike McKeever, and her father's twin brother, Marlin McKeever, both attended the University of Southern California, and were both first-team All-American linemen for the USC Trojans football team in 1959. Her father died in 1967 from head injuries received in a 1965 car accident, after twenty-two months in a coma. Her mother later remarried, had seven more children with her second husband. The family athletic influence remained strong, with all of her nine siblings participating in a variety of sports.[1] Her sisters Kristi and Kelli were members of the U.S. national field hockey team.[1]

College swimming career[edit]

McKeever attended the University of Southern California (USC), where she swam for the USC Trojans women's swimming and diving team from 1980 to 1983.[1] She competed in four NCAA national championship and contributed to the Trojans' four straight national top-ten finishes.[1] She received All-America honors in 1980 and 1981, and following her 1983 senior season, she was recognized as the university's outstanding student-athlete.[1] She graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in education in 1983, and later earned a master's degree in athletic administration in 1987.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

McKeever began coaching as an assistant coach at USC from 1984 to 1987.[1] She has been the head coach of the California Golden Bears women's swimming team at the University of California, Berkeley since 1992–93.[1] Since 1996–97 (her fifth season as head coach), her California Bears swim teams have consistently finished among the top ten Division I college teams in the nation.[1] The Bears women have won three out of the last four Pacific-12 Conference team championships (2009, 2011, 2012), and three of the last four NCAA national championships (2009, 2011, 2012).[1] She has been named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year five time, and the NCAA Coach of the Year three times.[1]

McKeever's Cal Bears program has produced several U.S. Olympic Team members, including Natalie Coughlin, Haley Cope, Jessica Hardy, Caitlin Leverenz, Emily Silver and Dana Vollmer.[1] She previously served as an assistant coach for the United States Olympic women's swimming team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[1][2][3]

In December 2010, she was selected as the head coach of the 2012 U.S. Olympic women's swim team that competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[3] She is the first woman to serve as the head coach of a U.S. women's national swim team at the Olympics.[3] She previously served as the head coach the U.S. women's national team for the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.[3]

Personal[edit]

McKeever married Jerry Romani in 2007, after they met at a California Golden Bears football game.[2] They live in the El Cerrito Hills area of metropolitan San Francisco.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o CalBears.com, Women's Swimming & Diving, Teri McKeever. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c John Crumpacker, "Cal's Teri McKeever set to coach U.S. Olympic team," San Francisco Chronicle (June 27, 2012). Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Vicki Michaelis, "Teri McKeever and Gregg Troy named to head U.S. swim team," USA Today (December 9, 2010). Retrieved October 22, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Teri McKeever – University of California coach profile at CalBears.com