USC hires Jeremy Kipp as head swim coach

first_img“We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Kipp back to the Trojan Family,” Bohn said in a press release. “He was highly regarded during his time at USC as an assistant, then he quickly built a strong program at Boise State and made a remarkable and immediate impact at Northwestern. Recognized throughout the swimming profession as a rising star, he possesses a unique talent to lead, empower and relate to today’s student-athlete, which is consistent with our student-athlete centric leadership model.” Kipp also spent eight seasons with the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s teams, coached the Austria national team at the 2009 European Championships and has mentored 25 Olympic qualifiers who have won a combined 17 medals. Kipp served as the head coach at Northwestern the past two seasons, leading the Wildcats’ men’s team to the No. 22 national ranking in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as well as their highest finish — fifth place — in the Big Ten since 2007. He helped the team score 665 points this year, the most in the school’s history, while producing seven All-Americans. Kipp led the women’s team to the No. 25 national ranking, fourth place in the Big Ten — the team’s best since 2002 — and 907.5 points, also a program record. Jeremy Kipp, USC’s new swimming and diving head coach, worked as an assistant at USC from 2008 to 2015. (Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information) Kipp served as an assistant at USC from 2008 to 2015, including the last five years working as the head assistant. Kipp helped lead USC’s recruiting program and worked primarily with the team’s sprinters. USC’s men’s swim and dive program has won nine NCAA championships and the women have won one. “There is no tradition like that of the USC swimming and diving program, one that is near and dear to my heart,” Kipp said in the same press release. “I am honored and committed to leading USC to the highest level in and out of the pool. To our current Trojan swimmers and divers, I look forward to our journey together in consistently becoming one of the nation’s top programs.”center_img The men’s and women’s team earned a top-eight NCAA finish in each of Kipp’s last five years, churning out 107 All-Americans and 38 individual champions during his eight years as an assistant. USC also brought in top-five recruiting classes for seven consecutive years. Kipp’s hire comes four months after Dave Salo announced the 2020 season would be his final of 14 as USC’s head coach. The USC women’s team ranked No. 8 nationally in the shortened 2020 season while the men finished No. 21.  Kipp was the women’s head coach at Boise State from 2016 to 2018, winning the Mountain West Conference Women’s Coach of the Year award each year and taking home the conference championship in 2017 and 2018.  Jeremy Kipp, a former head coach at Boise State and Northwestern and previously an assistant at USC, is taking over as the newest head coach of the USC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Tuesday.  “Jeremy is the right person to elevate our historically successful men’s and women’s swimming programs,” Bohn said. “We are thrilled that he is our new head coach.”last_img read more

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Chris Paul, sensational and selfless, credits Clippers defense

first_imgThere was a lot of talk about Chris Paul following his performance in the Clippers’ 117-107 victory at Sacramento on Friday night. For good reason.He was banged up coming in — forearm bruise, tight calf — and he got poked in the eye in the second quarter. Yet he scored 40 points, doled out 13 assists and grabbed eight rebounds in 36 marvelous, turnover-free minutes.Paul was quick to point out it was the third-quarter defense that propelled his team to victory. The Clippers trailed 67-64 at halftime, then outscored the Kings 34-16 in the third, during which the Clippers (38-20) went on a 20-0 run.“It was defense,” said Paul, whose team hosts the Brooklyn Nets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Staples Center. “It was straight defense. Me and DJ (DeAndre Jordan) talked about it at halftime. We had to set the tone, so I tried to start picking up DC (Darren Collison) earlier, not just letting him be in a rocking chair, picking us apart. I think they started feeling us a little bit more in the third quarter and that sort of fed our offense.” Rebounding from bad lossThe Clippers were coming off Wednesday’s unlikely 87-81 loss to the Denver Nuggets, who will not be making the playoffs. Even though Sacramento (24-33) is going to be hard-pressed to make the postseason, Clippers coach Doc Rivers liked the way his team responded.“Yeah, I don’t think they like to lose,” Rivers said of his players. “I don’t think it’s harder than that. It’s nothing that I’m doing. This is a very competitive group. They like each other. They play together.“They don’t like losing and they certainly didn’t like losing the game the other night and we felt like at half time we were playing the same way. It was really up to them. It was no coaching adjustment, I can tell you that.”Karl praises Clippers The Clippers average 105 points, which is seventh-best in the league. Kings coach George Karl believes the Clippers are better than that.“Offensively, they’re in the top two or three best offensive teams I’ve seen in the NBA,” he said. “I think Golden State is one, maybe the team on Monday night (Oklahoma City) might be two and Clippers might be three.“We did some good things, they just got a point guard (Paul) that had control of the game and conceptually we switched some and the switch didn’t work.”This and thatRecently acquired Jeff Green played his fourth game for the Clippers since coming over from Memphis for Lance Stephenson and a future draft pick. Green scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed five rebounds. He started in place of Paul Pierce, who missed the game for personal reasons. … Brooklyn took a record of 16-42 — second-worst in the East — into its game Saturday at Utah. The Nets defeated the woeful Phoenix Suns 116-106 on Thursday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 31, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, August 31, 2015:•8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:30 p.m. Officers took a report of harassment by telecom device by a known suspect in the 1000 block E. 9th, Wellington.•6:34 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 W. 8th, Wellington.•7:13 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 700 block N. B, Wellington by known suspect.•7:45 p.m. Sandra K. Cook, 72, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery.•11:30 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 300 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.last_img read more

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