STORRS, Conn. -
The University of Connecticut paid tribute to longtime Husky men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Bob Goldberg on Sunday following his final home dual meet before entering retirement.
Goldberg has been the head coach of the Huskies for the past 29 years and both the men’s and women’s teams posted wins over Seton Hall to celebrate the day. Goldberg and his Huskies still have a dual meet at Dartmouth on Saturday, Jan. 28 and compete at the American Athletic Conference championships in Houston in mid-February.
Sunday’s reception was held at the Alumni House on the Storrs campus and was attended by a large crowd of Division of Athletics staff members and former and current student-athletes and parents.
Dr. Scott Brown, UConn’s NCAA Faculty Representative and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, spoke on behalf of the University and praised Goldberg for the outstanding academic and athletic performance of his teams over the years.
UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict and Husky legend Dee Rowe presented Goldberg with the Varsity C Award – the same varsity letter winner award that hundreds of his student-athletes earned over the year.
Current Husky student-athletes Margot Manning and Matthew Dagenais spoke on behalf of both this year’s team and all former Husky swimmers.
The event concluded with a presentation of a UConn captain’s chair to Goldberg and remarks by the retiring coach.
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