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Mike Keeler
Mike  Keeler

Position:
Head Coach (19th Season)

E-mail/Phone:
mkeeler@sandiego.edu/260-2372


06/21/2017

Torero Swim & Dive Team Earns Scholar All-American Award

The Toreros posted a 3.21 team GPA in the 2017 spring semester

01/25/2017

Torero Swim & Dive Team Earns Scholar All-American Award

The Toreros posted a 3.24 team GPA in the 2016 fall semester

06/15/2016

Torero Swim & Dive Team Earns Scholar All-American Award

Toreros posted a 3.41 team GPA in the spring semester

01/27/2016

Torero Swim & Dive Team Earns Scholar All-American Award

Toreros posted a 3.35 team GPA in the fall semester

11/23/2015

Torero Swim Team Earns Scholar All-American Award

Toreros posted a 3.22 team GPA in the spring semester

02/09/2017

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State 1-13-17

01/29/2016

2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup

10/29/2013

USD SWIM vs. UCLA | Oct. 19, 2013

USD vs. UCLA, Oct. 19, 2013 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.

01/16/2013

USD Swim & Dive 2012-13

Action shots from the 2012-13 USD swim & dive squad. Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, Scottphoto.net

Mike Keeler has done a remarkable job at USD in the development of San Diego's swimming and diving program since taking over as the Toreros head coach in the fall of 1998. Keeler's student-athletes have shattered virtually every school record. Under his guidance the Toreros won back-to-back team titles at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships (2000 & 2001) and made the school's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Championships (2003)- setting the table for San Diego's successful bid for membership in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2005.

Keeler, a two-time PCSC Coach of the Year, has a track record of recruiting and developing outstanding student-athletes. In USD's six seasons in the PCSC under his direction, 10 different Toreros established conference records while 30 were recognized as all-conference performers. In 2003, USD placed 38th nationally at the NCAA Championships behind the efforts of then-freshman standout and All-America honorable mention Ashley Swart.

Altogether, Keeler has coached 44 conference champions, 100 all-conference selections and 101 conference all-academic honorees during his tenure at USD.

Prior to USD, Keeler served as assistant men's swim coach at Purdue University in Indiana for five seasons. Keeler held assistant swim coaching posts for the women's swimming program at Purdue (1993-94), similar men's and women's positions at the University of Miami (1991-93) and at Michigan State (1988). Through the 1989-91 seasons, Keeler was the assistant men's coach for Michigan State.

Throughout his extended collegiate coaching career, Keeler has recruited and trained men and women who have scored as high as third at the NCAA Championships. At Purdue, Keeler assisted in coaching the Boilermakers to a 34th place finish at the 1998 NCAA Championships with five individuals being awarded All-American honors. At the 1997 NCAA Championships, the team placed 19th with four All-Americans and four championship finalists. At the conference level, in a four year span, Purdue produced 12 Big Ten Champions, 55 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and eight national academic All-American recipients.

Besides his collegiate coaching experience, Keeler worked as camp director and guest speaker at the Elite Olympic Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; Co-Camp Director at Michigan State (summer, 1993); head senior coach for Hurricane Aquatics (summer, 1992); and as head coach for the Spartan Swim Club (summer, 1989).

A 1984 graduate of Central Michigan University, Mike earned his B.S. Degree in Physical Education. He went on to earn his M.S. degree in Physical Education, with an emphasis on Coaching and Athletic Administration, at Michigan State in 1992. He is currently a member of the United States Swimming, College Swim Coaches Association, and the American Swim Coaches Association. He was the lead-author of "Biomechanical Analysis: Stroke Frequency/Velocity Testing Protocol", an article that appeared in the United States Swimming Magazine "Coaches Quarterly." Mike and his wife Michele have three children, Matthew, Mitchell and Mayce.

VIDEO
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Video Thumbnail Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions

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