Notre Dame swimming: Welsh to retire

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Notre Dame head men’s swimming and diving coach Tim Welsh will step down from that position at the end of the 2013-14 season after 29 seasons with the Irish and a 37-year collegiate coaching career — and current Irish associate head coach Matt Tallman will take over that spot following 13 seasons on the Notre Dame coaching staff.

Since arriving at Notre Dame in 1985, Welsh’s teams have posted a 321-178 (.643) dual-meet record, while winning 22 league titles (15 Midwestern Collegiate Conference, six Big East Conference, one North Star Conference). His swimmers have earned 26 invitations to the NCAA Championships, gaining All-America honors on 11 occasions and winning more than 45 Big East events. Welsh ranks behind only track and field’s Joe Piane (39 seasons) as the longest-serving athletics program leader at the University.