Greg Meehan enters his sixth season as the head women's swimming coach at Stanford in 2017-18.
In 2016-17, Meehan led Stanford to its first national championship since 1998, and was named NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. The Cardinal had 13 different All-Americans combine for 47 All-America honors, seven individual national championships and three relay titles en route to the largest margin of victory at the NCAA Championships in 14 years.
In the summer prior to Stanford's national championship season, Meehan mentored three Olympians and one Paralympian, and served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Meehan worked extensively with Lia Neal, Simone Manuel and Maya DiRado, who combined to win nine medals (four gold). In addition, Stanford freshman Brickelle Bro qualified for the Paralympic Games in four events.
In his five seasons at Stanford, Meehan has coached 25 different swimmers to a combined 178 All-America honors. That includes 10 national championship relays and 15 individual national championships. Additionally, Meehan has mentored two Pac-12 Swimmers of the Year and two Pac-12 Newcomers of the Year.
Under Meehan, Stanford has won two Pac-12 Championships (2013, 2017), and has not finished lower than second at the conference meet. The Cardinal also finished as the national runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2014 and 2016, and placed third in 2015.
A two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Meehan has led Stanford to a 39-4 dual meet record, including undefeated regular seasons in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Most recently, Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel swept the freestyle events at the 2017 NCAA Championships, and led the Cardinal to two relay victories. Ella Eastin won the 200 fly and 400 individual medley as Stanford set six American records at the NCAA meet.
As the national runner-up in 2016, Eastin swept the individual medleys at the NCAA's, and the 200 and 400 medley relays set NCAA and American records en route to national titles. The year prior, Sarah Haase won the 100 breast and Manuel won national titles in the 50 and 100 free, in addition to two NCAA relay titles.
In 2014, Stanford won four of five relays while Maya DiRado swept the IM races and Felicia Lee won the 100 fly. DiRado, who was the 2014 Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year, and Lee led Stanford to an undefeated dual meet season, including an upset of then-No. 1 California in front of a near-capacity crowd at Avery Aquatic Center. Lee took home the prestigous Honda Award for swimming.
Regarded as one of the top assistants in the country during his tenure at Cal, Meehan took over the Cardinal program after leading the Golden Bears men's swimming and diving program to back-to-back national titles. Meehan, who spent four seasons with the Golden Bears, was promoted to associate head men's swimming and diving coach in 2011 and produced a pair of NCAA championships (2011, 2012) and a runner-up finish in 2010.
Prior to joining Cal's staff in 2008, Meehan was the head coach for both the men's and women's programs at the University of the Pacific. Meehan coached at Pacific from 2005-08, leading his women's team to a second-place finish at the Big West Conference Championships in 2006-07. On the men's side, Krzysztof Zoldak earned Big West Swimmer of the Year in 2005. In all, Meehan's Pacific teams broke 13 school records and three conference records, and seven of his student-athletes qualified for the NCAAs.
Before Pacific, Meehan was the assistant women's coach at UCLA from 2001-05, helping the Bruins to a 2003 Pac-10 title and seventh-place NCAA finish in 2004. Thirty-three All-Americans were produced and 32 school records broken during his time with the Bruins, where he specialized in working with the distance and individual medley corps in addition to recruiting duties.
Meehan was also assistant women's coach at Princeton from 1999-2001, helping the Tigers to a 17-0 dual meet record and the 2000 and 2001 Ivy League titles. Meehan was the first assistant and later interim head coach at William & Mary in 1998-99.
In the summer of 2003, Meehan served as assistant coach for the USA Swimming National Distance Camp at the USOC Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., mentoring the top young male and female distance swimmers from around the country.
At the international level, Meehan served as the head coach for Team USA at the 2017 World Championships, was an assistant at the 2015 World Championships and 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, and was as a manager for the United States at the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
A graduate of Rider, Meehan earned a degree in mathematics and secondary education. While at Rider, he competed in the 200 backstroke and was a member of several Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion relays. Meehan also was a four-time All-Academic Award recipient, and was named to the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.