Marsh Wins National Coaching Honor

Auburn, Ala.--David Marsh, the Auburn coach who made NCAA swimming history this year, has been honored with the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy.

Marsh received the honor at the national convention of the College Swim Coaches Association of America. It is presented to an individual or organization for having contributed in an outstanding way to swimming as a competitive sport and healthful recreational activity at schools and colleges.

Marsh's Auburn women's team won its second straight NCAA title this year as the host site for the NCAA Championships. The men's team did the same thing in Austin, Tex., making Marsh the first coach to lead a men's and women's swimming team to the national title in the same season.

Marsh is shown at a ceremony honoring the women's swimming team at Toomer's Corner.

In addition to leading Auburn teams to the national crowns, he was named NCAA Coach of the Year for both women's swimming and men's swimming. With strong teams expected to return for the 2003-2004 season, Auburn is expected to challenge for dual titles again next year.

It is the second time Marsh has won the award, first taking it in 1999.

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