Dee Loose joined the BYU swimming staff in June, 2012 and will work with distance swimmers.
Loose worked as a graduate assistant for distance swimmers under recently retired coach Tim Powers from 2003-07. He graduated from BYU in 1987 with a degree in physical education with a history minor and earned his Secondary Teaching certificate and graduated with a master's of science in exercise science with an emphasis on pedagogy in August, 2009. He has coached the Lone Peak High School women’s swim team to three state championships, while teaching US history, American studies and AP US government and politics. His teams have won a total of eight state titles including high school and club teams.
Loose has also coached HAST (Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team), a club team that had two swimmers who competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials — former BYU athletes Nicholas Tobler and Candice Smith—and two swimmers who have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials—Smith and current Cougar Kimberly Welch Doroghian.
Loose has coached swimmers in Washington, New Mexico and Utah.
Prior to coming to BYU he also taught and coached at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, Wash., from 1991-2000 and was an assistant coach at the Tacoma Swim Club from 1991-98.
Loose was a speaker/presenter at the ASCA World Swim Clinic in New Orleans in 1996.
Loose enjoys reading, doing research and writing for self-improvement. He and his wife Marianne have five children.