Ben Loorz is in his first year on the coaching staff for the Rebel men's and women's swimming programs.
Loorz spent the past two seasons at the University of Utah, where he helped coach the women's squad to the MWC championship meet title in 2006, and a regular-season crown in 2007.
Prior to Utah, Loorz was a volunteer assistant for the women's team at California for the 2004-05 season. He was also an assistant coach for American River Community College in spring of 2004.
Before his college coaching career began, Loorz served in several different coaching roales for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team from 2000-2004, including the last three years as Masters coach.
Loorz' other coaching experience included two years at Oak Ridge High, including one year as co-head coach.
A 1999 graduate of Utah with a bachelor of music degree in percussion performance, Loorz lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Jennie, and their son, Aidan.