Report: Georgia swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle retiring

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The Georgia Bulldogs swim and diving head coach Jack Bauerle is reportedly expected to retire. Bauerle has been associated with the University of Georgia for over 50 years. He has made a profound impact on the school and on countless student athletes.

Jack Bauerle served as a coach for the United States at several different Olympic Games. Bauerle has won seven national championships and 12 SEC championships with the Lady Bulldogs.

Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks will now face a big challenge to find someone that can replace Bauerle. It is unlikely the Bulldogs will ever have another coach like Bauerle, who has served as the Georgia men’s swimming and diving coach since 1983 and the Georgia women’s swimming and diving coach since 1979.

Jack Bauerle was the U.S. women’s head coach for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has coached at every Olympics since 2000. The legendary coach has earned so many honors and so much respect over the years.

Georgiadogs.com sums up a few more of his impressive accomplishments:

Bauerle has been inducted into the State of Georgia, the Georgia Aquatics and the Montgomery County (Pa.) Coaches halls of fame. He also received the Bill Hartman Award, which is one of the highest honors given to a former UGA student-athlete based on 20 years of excellence in his profession.

Jack Bauerle has earned his retirement and will be missed. Pat Forde first reported the news. His report was later confirmed.