Kohler Rows to Bronze with the U.S. Quadruple Sculls
35 Bears in Omaha
Meehan and Folker
Student-Athlete Advisory Council Puts on Second-Annual Event
Pac-12 Dual Meet
Greg Meehan, in his fourth season with the Golden Bears, was promoted to Cal's Associate Head Men's Swimming and Diving Coach in September, 2011. The promotion was well deserved as in Meehan's three seasons with Cal the Bears have produced national runners-up in 2010 and NCAA champions in 2011. He has also helped coach Cal student-athletes to 17 NCAA titles, including seven relay crowns.
Prior to joining David Durden's staff in April 2008, Meehan was the head coach for both the men's and women's swimming programs at the University of the Pacific. He has now been a part of what is arguably one of the greatest runs in Cal men's swimming history.
Meehan, 35, coached at Pacific from 2005-08, leading his women's team to a second-place finish in the Big West Conference in 2006-07 and two fourth-place finishes. On the men's side, Meehan led the Tigers to three fourth-place league finishes. Krzysztof Zoldak earned Big West Swimmer of the Year in 2005, while Ja-Neil Bragg advanced to the NCAA Championships in each of Meehan's three seasons. Bragg also competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Zoldak and Wojciech Bettej both advanced to the NCAA Championships in 2006-07. In all, Meehan's men's and women's teams at Pacific broke 13 school records and three conference records, and seven of his student-athletes qualified for the NCAAs.
At the international level, Meehan served as a manager for the United States team that competed in the 2007 World University Games held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Prior to coaching at Pacific, Meehan was the assistant women's coach under Cyndi Gallagher at UCLA from 2001-05, helping the Bruins to a 2003 Pac-10 title, a seventh-place NCAA finish in 2004 and a total of 33 All-Americans and 32 school records broken. He specialized in working with the Bruin distance and IM corps, in addition to recruiting duties.
Meehan also was assistant women's swimming coach at Princeton from 1999-2001, helping the Tigers to a 17-0 dual meet record and the 2000 and 2001 Ivy League titles. Meehan was the first assistant and later interim head coach at William & Mary in 1998-99 as well.
In the summer of 2003, Meehan served as assistant coach for the USA Swimming National Distance Camp at the USOC Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., mentoring the top young male and female distance swimmers from around the country.
A graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., Meehan earned a degree in mathematics and secondary education. While at Rider, he competed in the 200 backstroke, was a member of several MAAC conference champion relays and was a four-time All-Academic Award recipient.
Meehan and his wife, Tess, reside in Moraga and have two sons, Salvatore (born 2004), and James (born 2007).