CrashCourse advisor and Women’s Swimming Head Coach Greg Meehan leads Stanford to third-consecutive NCAA Championship title
The Paul A. Violich Director of Women’s Swimming at Stanford, Greg Meehan, finished his seventh season with a third NCAA championship in three years. The Cardinal women’s team is the first to win three consecutive titles since David Marsh’s team in 2004.
Stanford boasts 29 straight dual-meet victories and four Pac-12 Championship titles in seven seasons. In fact, Stanford has never finished lower than second in the Pac-12 under Greg Meehan. In his first six seasons, Meehan mentored four Pac-12 Swimmers of the Year, four Pac-12 Newcomers of the year, and won four Pac-12 Coach of the Year awards. Stanford Athletics released a short documentary film highlighting Stanford Women’s Swimming & Diving “Sustained Success.”
Meehan fosters a strong team culture that extends well beyond Stanford. In 2016, Meehan served Team USA as an assistant coach at the Rio Summer Olympics. Stanford Olympians Simone Manuel, Lia Neal, and Maya Dirado won a combined total of 9 medals (4 gold). Additionally, Stanford-bound Katie Ledecky won 4 golds, 1 silver, and set 2 World Records at the Games. Brickelle Bro qualified for the Paralympic games in four events as well.
Above all, Meehan’s decorated career is far from complete. Meehan will lead Team USA with Cal’s Dave Durden as the 2020 Olympic Women’s Head Coach. Before Meehan took over at Stanford, the coaching duo led the Cal men’s team to back-to-back national titles.
TeachAids is honored to have Greg Meehan as an Advisor on the CrashCourse team. His stellar record and passion for the sport will inspire youth nationwide.