University of Missouri

Mizzou places swimming and diving coach Greg Rhodenbaugh on administrative leave

Missouri has placed men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Greg Rhodenbaugh on administrative leave while it investigates allegations related to “team management issues” with both programs, the athletic department announced on Monday. Associate head coach Andrew Grevers has been named the programs interim coach until the investigation is over.

“We recently were made aware of serious team management allegations by our student-athletes, and it is appropriate that Coach Rhodenbaugh be placed on paid administrative leave while the university conducts a full investigation,” athletic director Jim Sterk said in the release, which did not give specifics about the allegations. “Our goal is to provide the best possible environment for all Mizzou student-athletes to achieve academic and athletic success. We expect and demand that our coaches manage their programs with the utmost integrity, and we will review any allegation thoroughly.”

Rhodenbaugh, in his ninth year running the program, led the Tigers’ men and women to eighth- and 11th-place finishes at the 2016 NCAA Championships, both program highs. The program also had its first individual national champion, Fabian Schwingenschlogl, in 2016. Rhodenbaugh was unavailable for comment.

Alex Schiffer

Alex Schiffer covers University of Missouri athletics for The Star.