Ray Looze has served as the Head Coach of the Indiana University Hoosiers for the past 18 years. In that time, he has helped the Hoosiers garner 720 All-America honors, 22 NCAA champions, 18 top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, nine Big Ten Championships, 10 Olympic swimmers, and 15 Olympic swimming medals.

Looze’s accomplishments have returned Indiana swimming to the elite level it became famous for under the legend- ary Doc Councilman throughout the 1960s and 70s. In 2016 and 2021, Looze coached numerous athletes who made the USA Olympic team and earned multiple gold, silver and bronze medals. He served as an assistant coach of both of those Olympic teams. His Olympians include Lilly King, Zach Apple, Black Pieroni and Annie Lazor.

In recognition of his success, he has served in the following roles: 2019 USA World Championships Assistant Coach, 2018 USA Pan Pac Men’s Head Coach, 2017 USA World Championship Assistant Coach, 2016 USA Olympic Assistant Coach, 2015 USA World University Head Women’s Coach, 2014 USA SC World Championships Head Women’s Coach, and 2009 USA World University Assistant Men’s Coach.

He has also coached his athletes to multiple American and NCAA records. Looze has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year 10 times during his tenure at Indiana, five times for men and five times for women. Looze was also named CSCAA National Swimming Coach of the Year in 2018. ASCA named him Coach of the Year in 2017.

Prior to his arrival at Indiana in 2002, he earned West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors five times at the University of the Pacific. He also achieved great success at the Peddle Academy after being on the coaching staff of an NCAA Championship University of Texas team. Looze was also a winner in the water at the University of Southern California, becoming the first non-football playing Trojan to garner GTE-CoSIDA All-American Academic honors. Looze was a standout at Serra High School in San Mateo, California and has earned Hall of Fame honors at Serra High in 1993 and the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Married to a fellow swim coach Kandis, Looze currently coaches his daughter Mackenzie at IU, while son Bryce attends Wabash College in Indiana.

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