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Utah Utes: Swimming and diving coach Greg Winslow's contract will not be renewed

Published: Tuesday, July 7 2015 8:21 p.m. MDT

Greg Winslow, University of Utah Swim team.<br><br>
 September 1, 2009 in Salt Lake City. (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah) (Steve C. Wilson) Greg Winslow, University of Utah Swim team.

September 1, 2009 in Salt Lake City. (Photo / Steve C. Wilson / University of Utah) (Steve C. Wilson)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill announced Monday that the school will not renew swimming and diving coach Greg Winslow's contract when it comes up in June.

Winslow has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl while at his previous job in Arizona six years ago.

"We decided it is in the best interest of our current student-athletes, future recruits and the general well-being of our swimming and diving program to announce today that we will not be renewing Greg Winslow's contract after this season," said Director of Athletics Dr. Chris Hill, who added that Winslow will remain on paid administrative leave until further notice. "Our swimming and diving program is an important part of our athletic department and we are invested in its future. We will begin a search for a new coach immediately."

Richard Marschner, Utah's diving coach for the past three seasons, has been appointed interim director of the entire program, while continuing to coach the divers. First-year assistant James Winchester will take over as the interim swim coach. Winchester was the head coach at the University of New Orleans in 2010.

The Utah men are in sixth place at the Pac-12 Championships after one day of competition. The conference meet runs through Wednesday in Federal Way, Wash. The Utah women competed at the Pac-12 Championships last week, finishing seventh. The NCAA Zone Diving Championships are scheduled for Mar. 13-16.

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