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UW Inks Five Cowgirls And One Cowboy
The Cowgirls sign eight and the Cowboys sign seven.
Manabu `Manny' Noguchi is in his fourth season at the University of Wyoming as assistant swimming coach and recruiting coordinator.
Noguchi is responsible for recruiting and coaching the distance swimmers. In his first two seasons at UW, he helped coach nine distance athletes to All-MW honors and two men to All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors.
In 2012-13, Noguchi mentored First Team All-MPSF performer Ryan Nelson, as he finished third in the 1650 freestyle as a freshman at the MPSF Championships. Noguchi helped Nelson place 19th this summer at the Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials. Also last season, Cowgirl freshman Nicole Hlavacek was selected to participate in the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water Select Camp.
In 2011, Noguchi was named as a staff member of the US Junior National Team for an international dual against the Itoman Junior National Team. He was a support staff member for the junior national team which consists of the best American swimmers under the age of 18. This was Noguchi's second taste of international support staff experience. In July 2001, Noguchi was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team Staff as an interpreter and media coordinator between U.S. National Team Director Dennis Pursley and various Japanese organizations.
Noguchi came to UW from Michigan State University where he was an assistant swimming coach and recruiting coordinator since 2004. While at MSU he also taught kinesiology courses including, weight training and general conditioning.
Before joining the MSU staff Noguchi was a graduate assistant for the University of Georgia, from 2002-04, where he earned a master's degree in education with an emphasis in exercise science. While at the UGA, he served as the Athens Bulldog Swim Club (ABSC) senior assistant swim coach.
Noguchi's vast coaching experience also includes serving as the head swim coach for Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan from 2001 to 2002. Also adding to Noguchi's excellent coaching experience he was the pre-senior head coach for Nitro Swimming Club in Austin, Texas leading them to their first ever Texas state title.
Noguchi swam at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he was a member of the California Junior College Championship swim team from 1994 to 1996. He is a native of Fukuoka, Japan, where he graduated from high school in 1992.