Todd DeSorbo named U.S. Olympic Women's Swim head coach
COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- UVA swim and dive coach and three-time national champion Todd Desorbo has been named head coach of the U.S. Olympic women's swim team. DeSorbo will coach alongside Anthony Nesty at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
“I’m excited to be leading Team USA next summer in Paris,” DeSorbo said. “I’m looking forward to working with Anthony and the rest of the USA Swimming staff to help the athletes perform at the highest level in Paris.”
DeSorbo, who boasts quite the record at Virginia, has had equal, if not more success on the international level. As an assistant coach with the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, DeSorbo helped Team USA claim 30 medals. 18 of those medals came from the then-University of Virginia Swimmers. More recently at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the Americans earned 45 medals in the pool – good for the most medals ever awarded at a world championship, surpassing the previous U.S. record of 38.
“I am thrilled Coaches DeSorbo and Nesty will be joining us in Paris and am looking forward to the experience and leadership they will bring to the Games,” said Lindsay Mintenko, Managing Director of the USA Swimming National Team.
The U.S. Olympic Swimming Team’s assistant coaches will be named at a later date.