March 27, 2012
Arthur Albiero, the University of Louisville's swimming coach, has been named National Coach of the Year by SwimSwam.com. The website, which covers college swimming, credited Albiero with the Cardinals emergence on the national scene.
Here is the excerpt from the article:
Coach of the Year - Arthur Albiero, Louisville - Albiero didn't get the NCAA's version of this award, but to me it was a no-brainer that the coach of the Louisville Cardinals was the coach of the year. Before Albiero came to Louisville from Alabama in the 2003-2004 season, the Cardinal had never scored at an NCAA Championship meet before. In 2005, his second year at the helm, they broke through for 27th-place. They've gone on to score every year since, and were 17th last season. This year, they jumped all the way to 9th, which is their highest finish ever.
Albiero is a three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year and coached former Cardinals Vali Preda, Adam Madarassy, Andrei Radzionau at the Beijing Olympics and where current Cardinals Carlos Almeida and Pedro Oliveira also competed.