Coaching Staff

Ashley Dell

Ashley Dell

Assistant Coach

University of Iowa graduate and former volunteer assistant coach Ashley Dell is in her second season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.
 
Dell rejoined the program following stints at George Washington (2011-14) and Southern Methodist (SMU) (2014-2017). 

During Dell's first season as a full-time assistant, Iowa had seven NCAA qualifiers -- four men and three women -- in 2017-18 and set 11 school records. The Hawkeyes' 200-free relay -- Will Scott, Jack Smith, Matt Kamin, and Joe Myhre -- earned honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, leading Iowa to a 38th place team finish.

The Hawkeye men went 5-1 in dual competition, including posting back-to-back victories over No. 21 Minnesota and at No. 23 Purdue.  The Iowa women went 6-3 and the program swam to 69 NCAA qualifying marks with 10 Hawkeyes being honored with weekly Big Ten weekly recognition during the course of the season. 

Academically, the Hawkeyes had 24 Academic All-Big Ten selections, nine Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and 12 student-athletes were named CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-Americans.
 
During her time in the Lone Star State, Dell coached 18 individual American Athletic Conference (AAC) champions and 11 AAC relay champions.  She coached five NCAA qualifiers, three NCAA "A" cuts, and 54 "B" cuts during her time with the Mustangs.
 
Dell helped lead SMU to back-to-back AAC championships and was a member of the 2016 AAC Coaching Staff of the Year. Dell also served as the director of the Mustang Swim Camp during her time at SMU.
 
Before making the move to Dallas, Dell spent three seasons at George Washington, where 19 school records were set under her tutelage.
 
Prior to becoming a full-time assistant, Dell spent two seasons as a volunteer coach at the University of Iowa from 2009-11.  She also assisted with camps at the University of Texas and served as an assistant coach with the Iowa Flyers Swim Club.
 
Dell was a member of the Iowa women's program from 2005-09 and was a two-year team captain.  She is an all-time top-10 performer in the 500, 1,000, and 1,650-yard freestyle events.
 
Academically, Dell was twice named to the Iowa Dean's List and she was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. In 2008, Dell earned Academic All-America honorable mention accolades from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
 
Dell graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in sport studies with a Spanish minor. She earned her master's degree in tourism management with a concentration in sports management from George Washington in 2014.

Richard Salhus

Richard Salhus

Assistant Coach/Men's and International Recruiting Coordinator

Richard Salhus is in his third season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.
 
Salhus, a former Hawkeye swimmer and UI graduate, returned to the program prior to the 2016-17 season after spending five years as assistant head coach of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club.  He recently had been named the club's head coach.

During the 2017-18 season, Iowa had seven NCAA qualifiers -- four men and three women -- in 2017-18 and set 11 school records.  The Hawkeyes' 200-free relay -- Will Scott, Jack Smith, Matt Kamin, and Joe Myhre -- earned honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, leading Iowa to a 38th place team finish.

The Hawkeye men went 5-1 in dual competition, including posting back-to-back victories over No. 21 Minnesota and at No. 23 Purdue.  The Iowa women went 6-3 and the program swam to 69 NCAA qualifying marks with 10 Hawkeyes being honored with weekly Big Ten weekly recognition during the course of the season. 

Academically, the Hawkeyes had 24 Academic All-Big Ten selections, nine Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and 12 student-athletes were named CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-Americans.

During his first season in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes broke 15 school records and tallied a top-26 finish at the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.  Fueled by first-team All-America performances from breast stroker Emma Sougstad and platform diver Calli Head, Iowa accumulated 26 team points to post its highest finish since 2005.

The Hawkeyes went a combined 13-5 in dual competition -- 7-2 for the women, 6-3 for the men -- with a roster comprised of underclassmen.  Iowa had 56 automatic or provisional NCAA qualifying standards during the season.

Iowa student-athletes shined academically as seven Hawkeyes earned CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction, 23 were Academic All-Big Ten selections, and five were Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.  
 
Before returning to his alma mater, Salhus helped the Iowa Flyers, Salhus achieve a number of accolades during his tenure.  Salhus coached a fourth-place place finisher in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Trials, and an athlete named to 2016 USA Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team.

Salhus also coached at the 2014 National Select Camp and was a 2015 Central Zone Select Camp assistant coach.  He coached multiple Winter and Summer Junior National medalists.

Coaching alongside Robert Pinter, Salhus was also instrumental in developing three swimmers that were selected to the National Select Camp and one athlete was chosen to the USA Swimming National Junior Team.
 
The Johannesburg, South Africa, native was a four-year Iowa letterwinner, competing from 2007-11.  He earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors in 2008.
 
As a prep, Salhus was a South African Junior National qualifier, winning numerous medals, including the gold in the 50 free and 50 fly.  He was also a member of the South African Junior Squad and qualified for multiple South African Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials. He was a finalist in the 200 free and 50 fly and a gold medalist in the 400-free and 800-free relays.
 
Salhus competed for Jon Rudd under Plymouth Leander in the United Kingdom where he held various records in Devon County.  He went on to win silver in the 17/18-year-old 50 free and bronze in the 800-free relay at the British Youth Championships and he also competed in the Great Britain Open Championships, where he was a finalist in the men's 50 fly and semifinalist in men's 50 free.
 
Salhus, who is ASCA Level 4 certified, graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in health science with a minor health and sports studies. He and his wife, Mary, have a son, Liam.

Sarah Stockwell-Gregson

Sarah Stockwell-Gregson

Assistant Coach/Women's Recruiting Coordinator

Sarah Stockwell-Gregson is in her first season as an assistant coach with the University of Iowa swimming and diving program.  Stockwell-Gregson was named to the position in June, 2018.  

Stockwell-Gregson joins the Hawkeyes following a seven-year stint at Virginia Tech, where she was the program's top assistant from 2015-18 and interim head coach in 2018. She joined the Hokies in 2011 as an assistant coach.
 
While in Blacksburg, Stockwell-Gregson helped the men's and women's programs post 11 top-five team finishes at the ACC Championships and nine top-25 showings at the NCAA Championships. She coached 46 All-America or honorable mention All-America honorees, 16 ACC champions, and an ACC Swimmer of the Meet.
 
In 2013, Virginia Tech claimed its first ACC championship, taking home the men's team title. It came on the heels of back-to-back ACC runner-up finishes in 2011 and 2012.  The Hokie women earned conference runner-up honors in 2012 after winning five titles at the championships. In 2016, Stockwell-Gregson coached 16 Olympic Trials qualifiers, including one U.S. National Team member.
 
Stockwell-Gregson began her career as a graduate assistant in Indiana's strength and conditioning program, where she helped the Hoosiers swimming and diving team claim a 2010 Big Ten title.  The following season, Stockwell-Gregson made the move to the Indiana coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, helping the team to a Big Ten title and top 15 finish at the NCAA Championships.
 
As a student-athlete, Stockwell-Gregson was an eight-time All-American at Indiana from 2007-09, helping the Hoosiers to two Big Ten Championships (2007, 2009).  She finished her career as the school record holder in the 100 and 200 breast and as part of the 200 and 400-medley relays.
 
Stockwell-Gregson was a two-time team captain and a 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier.
 
Stockwell-Gregson graduated from Indiana with a degree in recreation sports management in 2009 and she earned her master's degree in kinesiology in 2011.  She is a member of USA Swimming (coaches) and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

Roman Trussov

Roman Trussov

Assistant Coach

University of Iowa All-American Roman Trussov is in his third season as an assistant coach with the swimming and diving program.

In his second season on the coaching staff, Iowa had seven NCAA qualifiers -- four men and three women -- in 2017-18 and set 11 school records.  The Hawkeyes' 200-free relay -- Will Scott, Jack Smith, Matt Kamin, and Joe Myhre -- earned honorable-mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, leading Iowa to a 38th place team finish.

The Hawkeye men went 5-1 in dual competition, including posting back-to-back victories over No. 21 Minnesota and at No. 23 Purdue.  The Iowa women went 6-3 and the program swam to 69 NCAA qualifying marks with 10 Hawkeyes being honored with weekly Big Ten weekly recognition during the course of the season. 

Academically, the Hawkeyes had 24 Academic All-Big Ten selections, nine Big Ten Distinguished Scholars and 12 student-athletes were named CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-Americans.

During the 2016-17 season, the Hawkeyes broke 15 school records and tallied a top-26 finish at the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships.  Fueled by first-team All-America performances from breast stroker Emma Sougstad and platform diver Calli Head, Iowa accumulated 26 team points to post its highest finish since 2005.

The Hawkeyes went a combined 13-5 in dual competition -- 7-2 for the women, 6-3 for the men -- with a roster comprised mainly of underclassmen. Iowa had 56 automatic or provisional NCAA qualifying standards during the season.

Iowa student-athletes shined academically as seven Hawkeyes earned CSCAA Scholar All-America distinction, 23 were Academic All-Big Ten selections, and five were Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.  
 
As a collegian, Trussov was a two-time honorable-mention All-American as a senior, placing 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th in the 100 breast at the 2016 NCAA Championships.  He was an NCAA qualifier in four events in his final Hawkeye go-round.  Trussov also was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2016 after finishing as the runner-up in the 100 breast at the Big Ten Championships.
 
The Kazakhstan native finished his career as a three-time NCAA qualifier and is the school record holder in the 100 breast (52.17), 200 breast (1:54.57) and as a member of the 200-medley (1:25.53) and 400-medley (3:07.83) relays.
 
Academically, Trussov was a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and was twice named Academic All-Big Ten and as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. 
 
Prior to joining the Hawkeyes, Trussov ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 50 and 100-meter breaststroke.  He claimed gold medals at the RSF International Swimming Competition and the Grand Prix of Greece and was a silver medalist at the Winter Championships of Ukraine.
 
Trussov graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in management in 2016.


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