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Scott Usher
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: Redshirt
Scott Usher
Assistant Men's Swimming & Diving Coach
Phone: 513-529-1494
Email Coach Usher

Miami University's head men's swimming and diving coach Pete Lindsay announced the hiring of 2004 Olympian Scott Usher as his new assistant coach on August 15, 2010.

Usher comes to the RedHawks from St. Louis, Mo. where he served as head developmental coach of Parkway Swim Club. While coaching at Parkway, Usher oversaw more than 100 athletes, managing and planning their practices as well as managing the facility.

Prior to that, he served as assistant coach at Boilermaker Aquatics for a year and spent six years as a clinician for USA Swimming.

"Scott is an up-and coming coach," Lindsay said. "He has had good success working for Boilermaker Aquatics and Parkway Swim Club. Scott's experience as a competitor and ambassador for USA Swimming will benefit our team's learning and the university's recruiting."

Usher was born and raised in Grand Island, Neb., attending Grand Island Senior High School. From there, he went to the University of Wyoming where he became the most decorated swimmer in school history, winning six Mountain West individual championships and being named First Team All-America four times. Over the course of his college career he won 35 out of 36 dual meet breaststroke events.

A 2006 graduate with a degree in criminal justice, he served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Cowboys for two years after his eligibility had expired.

While at Wyoming, Usher earned a spot on the U.S. National Team and competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece where he took seventh place in the 200-meter breaststroke. Some of his other swimming accomplishments include qualifying for the World Championships four consecutive years from 2004-07, earning a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships, earning a bronze medal at the Pan-Pacific Championships in 2005 and earning bronze at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

"I'm really excited to come to Miami University and get back into college swimming," Usher said. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to learn from Pete and to share my experiences and knowledge from my time as an athlete with the team. It will be great to pass on what I learned as an international competitor and also to learn from Pete's wealth of knowledge as a college coach."