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Tom Jager
Position: Head Coach
Experience: 4 Years
Phone: 509-339-5597
Email: tom.jager@wsu.edu
Honesty plus respect plus punctuality equals integrity.

That is the philosophy for Tom Jager, the first-year head women's swimming coach at Washington State.

Jager, who spent the last-seven seasons as the head coach at Idaho, was hired in May to lead the Cougar program.

A 1987 graduate of UCLA, Jager was named the head coach at Idaho in Jan. 2004, after the Vandals' program was dormant for nearly two decades. Jager also helped bring back diving to Moscow in 2008.

A native of Collinsville, Ill., Jager earned six NCAA championships, including five individual, and two Olympic gold medals (1984) as a member of relay teams by the time he graduated from UCLA.

He added two gold medals on relay teams and a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 1988 Olympic Games. In 1992, he closed out his Olympic career with a gold medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle.

Jager is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame and the USA Swim Team of the Century. He is a former captain of the U.S. national team, won 11 national titles and held the 50-meter freestyle world record three times, including a 10-year run from 1990-2000.

Jager and his wife, Becky, have two sons, Wyatt and Cy.

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