Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
U. of Utah will not renew contract of swim coach suspended amid sex abuse investigation

University will not renew Winslow’s contract.

First Published Mar 04 2013 12:03 pm • Last Updated Mar 08 2013 10:50 pm

The University of Utah said Monday it will not renew the contract of suspended head swim and dive coach Greg Winslow when it comes up for renewal in June.

The decision is in "the interest of our current student-athletes, future recruits and the general well-being of our swimming and diving program," Utah athletics director Chris Hill said in a statement, adding Winslow would remain on paid administrative leave until further notice as an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against him proceeds. "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."

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

First-year assistant James Winchester will become interim swim coach, while Richard Marschner will coach the divers, the U. said.

The swim team is in Federal Way, Wash., for the Pac-12 Swim & Dive Championships. Neither coach was available for comment.

Monday’s announcement came as Yahoo Sports reported that evidence in the investigation into Winslow includes a recorded phone call between the coach and the alleged victim, now 22.

Details about the call are part of a 97-page Arizona State University police report Yahoo Sports obtained. The Salt Lake Tribune also is in the process of obtaining the report.

In the call, which the report says occurred on Nov. 18, 2012, Winslow apologizes for kissing and misleading the girl, who was 15 and a member of an Arizona club team Winslow coached in 2007 when the alleged abuse occurred.

Before coming to the U. of U. six years ago, Winslow was assistant men’s swimming coach at ASU from 2003-2007. He also was head coach of the Sun Devil Aquatics club beginning in 2005, a club not directly affiliated with ASU.

The alleged incidents, however, occurred at an ASU swimming facility rented by the Sun Devil club, according to a statement from the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Attorneys Office, which is reviewing the ASU police report.

In the call, the alleged victim asks: "What about for rubbing my breasts?"

story continues below
story continues below

"I’m sorry for that, too," Winslow responds.

According to Yahoo Sports, paraphrasing the police report, Winslow said he did nothing beyond kissing the alleged victim on her swim cap.

"Never fondled for sure. A hundred percent for sure never fondled," Winslow said, adding he apologized so, "she could get better."

Winslow could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

Yahoo Sports said the alleged victim came forward after a failed suicide attempt in 2012.

No charges had been filed in the case as of Monday morning but the U. of U. suspended Winslow Thursday pending the outcome of the Arizona investigation.


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.