The longest tenured head coach in TCU history, head swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma, has announced his retirement.

“I have reached a point in my life where I need to put myself, family and health first,” Sybesma said. “With that being said, I have come to a decision to retire.”

Sybesma came to Fort Worth in 1979 and guided the Horned Frogs in five different conferences: Southwest, WAC, Conference USA, Mountain West and Big 12 – 38 years in all.

“I’ve had an incredible 38 years at TCU and couldn’t imagine a better place to spend my career and raise my family,” Sybesma said. “It’s been an incredible journey. TCU, this program and all the student-athletes I’ve come in contact with hold a special place in my heart. I will always bleed purple and support this program.”

The Horned Frogs won seven team conference championships and 16 individual league titles under Sybesma. He coached seven national champions, 18 All-Americans and four Olympians. Sybesma is a five-time conference coach of the year. Read More