Ray Looze is the head men's and women's coach at Indiana University and has seen success as a swimmer and a coach. On this episode, he talks to Kelly Palace and Maria Parker about how his drive as a coach may be motivated by his own unfinished business. Photo credit: SwimmingWorld.com
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More about Ray Looze Looze was on the USA 2016 Olympic team staff and coached seven 2016 Olympians, including Cody Miller and Lilly King. In 2016, he was named Big 10 Coach of the Year. Looze is also a former USA national-team swimmer and a medalist at the 1991 Pan American Games. He swam for the USC Trojans in college. "Coaching is the hardest thing I've ever done - and it isn't even close," Ray Looze said in this podcast interview.
Swimmers: Lilly King, Cody Miller, Blake Pieroni, Zane Grothe
Coaches: Teri McKeever, Jonty Skinner, Eddie Reese
Action Items from the Hosts
Maria - Consider yourself a professional in whatever you do.
Kelly - Rip off the Band-Aid and do something you've been scared to do.
Quote of the Week
"Life is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished business. One trails all sorts of things around with them, things that simply won't be gotten rid of." -- Anita Brookner
(Anita Brookner was an English award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Man Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac.)
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