After the World’s Shortest Retirement, UT Swim Coach Comes Back for More

After the World’s Shortest Retirement, UT Swim Coach Comes Back for More

Texas head coach Eddie Reese celebrates with his swimmers in the pool after winning the team title at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa.On Sunday, March 28, the iconic Tower at the UT-Austin campus glowed burnt orange, honoring the men’s swim team for winning its fifteenth national championship. The next day, after the Tower floodlights had flickered off, head coach Eddie Reese announced his retirement after 43 years at UT, sending shockwaves through the worlds of swimming and Longhorn sports. But the decorated 79-year-old coach saved an even bigger surprise for early July, when he, um, unretired, leaving even some within the university’s athletic department wondering what just happened.  The saga began with UT athletic director Chris Del Conte tweeting at university president Jay Hartzell the morning of July 1: “I just received Eddie Reese’s retirement paper work from @TexasMSD Thoughts?” Hartzell responded just fifteen minutes later, writing,…View Original Post

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