Ray Looze

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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[edit]

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]


  1. ^ Ray Looze bio page, from the Indiana University athletics website. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  2. ^ a b c "Ray Looze - Women's Swimming and Diving Coach". Indiana University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  3. ^ David Marsh, Ray Looze named Head Coaches of Team USA for Short Course Worlds. Published by Swimming World on 2014-11-06; retrieved 2018-03-28.
  4. ^ https://swimswam.com/coaches-running-olympic-team-staff/
  5. ^ http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/03/ray-looze-named-coach-of-the-year-lilly-king-named-swimmer-of-the-year
  6. ^ "Parental guidance: Mackenzie Looze will be swimming for Coach Looze, again". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 2019-12-04.