Hans Dersch, who won an Olympic Gold medal in his swimming career, was named the Bozeman Barracudas’ head coach and will start in early March.

Dersch, who won three team NCAA championships at Texas, won two gold medals at the Pan American Games and won the Olympic medal with his 400-meter medley relay team in the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain.

In Texas, he’s been an assistant coach at Texas A&M, worked with the Nitro Swimming national group and coached St. Michael’s teams and has held clinics.

“I'm looking forward to helping the Barracudas become the best swimmers, teammates and human beings they can be,” Dersch said.

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