TCU's Longest Tenured Head Coach Retires

Swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma retires after 38 years.

TCU head swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma announced his retirement in June after 38 years of coaching. Sybesma, who started at TCU in 1979, was the longest tenured head coach for any sport in TCU history.

“I’ve had an incredible 38 years at TCU and couldn’t imagine a better place to spend my career and raise my family. It’s been an incredible journey. TCU, this program and all the student-athletes I’ve come in contact with hold a special place in my heart. I will always bleed purple and support this program,” Sybesma said in a press release.

The Horned Frogs won seven team conference championships and 16 individual league titles under Sybesma. A five-time conference coach of the year, Sybesma’s career at TCU yielded seven national champions, 18 All-Americans and four Olympians.