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Eddie Reese - the G.O.A.T Retires


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After 43 years, Eddie Reese, the UT swim coach retires after his team won their 15 National Championship. He retires at the age of 79. When he arrived at Texas in 1978, Texas was a mediocre team in the NCAA swim world. During his tenure his teams finished in the top 3 in the nation 34 times. He will assume the title “Coach Emeritus” and continue to assist the program. His last duty will be to coach the US men’s team at the Olympics. 

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Won his first NC just 2 or 3 years after arriving at Texas.  Won his second one during my senior year at Texas.  Has won many more since then.  A Longhorn Legend.

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True Longhorn legend. I mean, what an incredible resume and legacy to have. Hook'em!

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Probably the best thing I have read since his announcement. 

“When I first got here and met Eddie Reese, he said, ‘I’m the last coach hired by coach Darrell Royal.’ I’m thinking, ‘Holy smokes.’ I said, ‘How old are you, dude?’ I affectionately refer to him as Yoda because he’s not only one of the greatest coaches ever in our country, but more importantly, he’s a great sounding board for al of our coaches." - Chris Del Conte

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