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Doug Peargin named swimming Coach of the Year – for 7th time

 

June 26, 2019

Sweet Home Coach Doug Peargin was named this year’s Coach of the Year for 4A-3A-2A-1A girls swimming at the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association banquet in May.

Peargin’s girls swimmers won their third state championship in four years in February, which gives the coach his seventh team title in 45 years of coaching the Huskies.

He arrived in Sweet Home in 1974 after coaching seven years in Tracy, Calif.

Peargin took over the age group and high school swim teams and has won seven state team championships, six second-place finishes, seven thirds and three fourths.

Initially, he said, all the schools in Oregon competed against each other in swimming, regardless of school size, until they were divided into large and small schools in 1998, then into three classifications in 2007.

The Coach of the Year honor was Peargin’s seventh. He’s also been National Coach of the Year twice.

 
 

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