Sam Busch was hired as an assistant swimming and diving coach in the summer of 2013. Busch serves as the Cavaliers' recruiting coordinator and works primarily with the UVA sprint group.
In 2015-16, Busch helped guide the Cavalier sprinters and the 200-yard freestyle relay to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, which is tied for the best finish in the event in school history (1983).
In three seasons, Busch has mentored Cavalier sprinters to 17 all-time top-10 times at UVa and the women's 200 free relay and 400 free relay school records. In addition, Cavalier sprinters helped UVA's women break the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay school records and the 400 medley relay ACC record. Ellen Thomas was the anchor on the 400 medley relay that finished second at the 2015 NCAA Championships.
Before coming to Charlottesville, Busch spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Auburn, where he helped lead the Tiger men to two top-ten NCAA finishes, including a sixth-place mark in 2012.
Busch worked primarily with the backstroke and freestyle groups and guided Kyle Owens to 2012 SEC Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Busch served as the initial scout for the Tiger recruiting program and helped coach the 2013 national champion men's 200 free relay.
A 2008 graduate of Arizona, Busch mentored Marcelo Chierighini to the 2012 London Olympics where he competed for the Brazilian 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays. Before Auburn, Busch served as a volunteer assistant for two seasons each at West Virginia (2009-11) and Arizona (2007-09).
While in Tucson, Ariz., he assisted five seasons at Tucson Ford Aquatics, the 2010 National Club Champions. Busch also served three years as head coach of the women's program at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson.
Cunningham Thriving With Super Bowl ChampsFootball2/23/18Former UVA offensive lineman Ian-Yates Cunningham is the Philadelphia Eagles' director of college scouting.No. 1 Cavaliers Reach Another MilestoneMen's Basketball2/22/18Top-ranked Virginia clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament Tuesday night with a hard-earned victory over Georgia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena.New Era Begins for Davenport FieldBaseball2/21/18The expanded Davenport Field was unveiled Tuesday, and a crowd of 3,709, the largest ever for a UVA home opener, turned out for the game.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Virginia Concludes Second Day of ACC Championships
Swimming & Diving | 2/22/2018
Fong's performance in the 200-yard individual medley ranks second in school history.
Virginia Records Two Podium Finishes to Open ACC Championships
Swimming & Diving | 2/21/2018
The Cavaliers finished third in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle.
Virginia Men Travel to ACC Championships Wednesday
Swimming & Diving | 2/20/2018
The No. 23 Cavalier men's team will compete at the 2018 ACC Championships at the Greensboro...
Virginia Captures Women's ACC Championship
Swimming & Diving | 2/17/2018
Virginia won the 2018 Women's ACC Championships, recording the program's 10th conference...
Virginia Paces Third Day of ACC Championships
Swimming & Diving | 2/16/2018
The Cavaliers lead the team standings after the third day of competition at the 2018 ACC...
Virginia Sets ACC Record in 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Swimming & Diving | 2/15/2018
Virginia ranks first in the team standings after setting two meet records and an ACC record...
Virginia Opens ACC Championships with Meet Record
Swimming & Diving | 02/14/2018
The Cavaliers rank second in the team standings after the first day of competition with 143 points.
Virginia to Compete at ACC Championships
Swimming & Diving | 02/13/2018
The women's 1-meter dive will open the conference championships on Wednesday at 10 a.m., while...
- Online Stores