Kris Kubik Announces Retirement
AUSTIN, Texas – Kris Kubik, an associate head coach who helped build The University of Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving program into a perennial national power, announced his retirement Monday after 34 seasons of exemplary service under UT head coach Eddie Reese.
A 2011 inductee into the UT Athletics Men’s Hall of Honor, Kubik leaves the Forty Acres on Aug. 31 as one of the most distinguished and influential coaches in the history of Texas Athletics. The affable Kubik, who served two stints under Reese at Texas (1979-81, 1986-2016), helped lead the Longhorns to 12 NCAA team titles, including back-to-back national titles in 2015 and 2016, in addition to nine NCAA runner-up finishes.
In Kubik’s 34 seasons with Reese, Texas posted 26 NCAA top-three finishes and 32 NCAA top-five team showings. The Longhorns produced 54 NCAA individual titles and 42 NCAA relay titles under the Reese-Kubik partnership, which yielded 32 Olympians who won 36 gold medals, 16 silver medals and eight bronze medals. The tandem won conference team titles in 33 of its 34 seasons together… [Read Full Story]