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  • Appointed to the position of USA Swimming National Team Head Coach & General Manager in 2006, Mark Schubert is one of the most influential leaders in the history of the sport of swimming and one of the most respected coaches on any pool deck in the world. Mark has served on eight consecutive U.S. Olympic coaching staffs, four as a head coach, and has also served as an eight-time World Championship team coach. His previous collegiate experience includes one NCAA title while at the University of Southern California and two titles with the University of Texas. Mark’s wealth of coaching experience has helped to ensure that USA Swimming maintains its position as the No. 1 team in the world. In the fall of 2010, Mark Schubert and USA Swimming parted ways in a not so pleasant manner.


  • In April 2011, Mark Schubert was reported to be, as posted on the College Swimming Coaches Association of America forums, to be coaching with Bob Gillett at Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach, California.
  • July 2011, Mark Schubert was named head coach at Golden West.
    • Mark Schubert is slated to head Golden West College Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Program. Golden West is a part of the California Community College Athletic Association and last won titles in 2004 (men) and 2001 (women).

Schubert, an eight-time Olympic coach (1980, ’84, ’88, ’92, ’96, 2000, ’04, ’08), and 3-time NCAA Champion will begin the next chapter of his coaching career as a Rustler at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California.

One of the United States most recognizable and successful coaches of all-time, Schubert was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame on January 10, 1997 as “Honor Coach.” He also was named Coach of the Year by five organizations: American Swimming Coaches Association, United States Olympic Committee, United States Swimming, NCAA and Pac-10.

During Schubert’s coaching tenure, he worked with notable swimmers: Shirley Babashoff, Sippy Woodhead, Jill Sterkel, Janet Evans, Lenny Krayzelburg, and most recently swimmers: Lindsay Benko, Erik Vendt, Larsen Jensen, Ous Mellouli, Dara Torres and Kaitlin Sandeno.

Golden West College is located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City,” and is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California. GWC is a two-year college serving over 14,000 students on a 122-acre campus. The Rustler Aquatics Program is known nationally and internationally as one of the top 2-year programs with 15 State Championships and 49 Conference Titles. Golden West looks towards Shubert’s expertise to maintain the high standards and continued success of the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Program.

Golden West's most notable swimming alumni include Derek Gibb who swam at Auburn and Micha Burden who swam for California-Berkeley.


July 2008[]

Mark Schubert believes the United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Men's Swim Team of the 2008 Olympics is "one of the greatest men's teams we've ever fielded." But he says the comparisons being made to the 1976 team, which won 12 of 13 gold medals in Montreal, are premature. "They will have a tremendous challenge equaling what the '76 team did," says U.S. national team director Mark Schubert, pointing to this team's relative weaknesses in breaststroke and middle-distance freestyle. "The world has gotten a lot more competitive."



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