Arizona State hires Bob Bowman as men's, women's swim coach

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Bob Bowman (Photo: ASU Athletics) Bob Bowman (Photo: ASU Athletics)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Bob Bowman, the longtime trainer of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, has been hired as Arizona State's swim coach for the men's and women's programs.

Sun Devils athletic director Ray Anderson made the announcement Friday.

Bowman replaces Dorsey Tierney-Walker, who was fired March 31 after six seasons.

Bowman is a six-time USA Swimming Coach of the Year, including in 2008 when Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.

He was the USA's head coach at the 2007, 2009 and 2013 World Championships and has served on every major US national team staff since 2001, including at the last three Olympics.

Bowman was Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008 while at Michigan.

Swimmers coached by Bowman have set 43 world records.