Former Ohio State men's swimming coach Bill Wadley dies
Former Ohio State men's swimming coach Bill Wadley has died at age 65. According to multiple swimming publications, his passing followed a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Wadley was the Buckeyes head coach for 28 years before he retired in 2017.
During his tenure at OSU, he amassed a dual meet record of 253-42 (.858), making him the winningest coach in program history. He coached 22 All-Americans and 16 Olympians. In 2010, he led the team to its first Big Ten title in 54 years. That earned him Big Ten Coach of the Year honors.
Wadley served as president of the American Swimming Coaches Association, and he coached Team USA on multiple occasions, including in 1991 at the World University Games and in 1998, when he was chosen as the head men’s coach for the Goodwill Games.