Owls Have Sent 10 Athletes to the Olympic Games
Preacco also represented Switzerland in the '96 Olympics
Hungary, Poland, France, Kenya among the nations represented
Oliver Agh joined the Florida Atlantic University coaching staff in 2006 as an assistant coach and aquatics manager. A former FAU swimmer and team captain in 1998-99, Agh has international experience that is beneficial to the program.
A native of Hungary, Agh was a member of the Hungarian National Swim Team from 1989-2000 and participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
"As a former two-time Olympian, NCAA Division I Finalist, and National Team member for Hungary, Agh brings a wealth of experience that will benefit our swimmers," said head coach Steve Eckelkamp. "As a former FAU swimmer and alum, he has the kind of personal insights that will also help the swimmers adjust and excel at FAU."
Participated in the '92 (Barcelona, Spain) and '96 (Atlanta, GA) Olympic Games (finalist in the 200-meter backstroke), 2 European Championships ('93 Sheffield, UK and '95 Wien, Austria) , `94 World Championships (Rome, Italy) and 2 World University Games (`97 Sicily, Italy and `99 Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
Member, Hungarian National Swim Team, 1989-2000, where he swam with four Olympic Champions under one of the world's most successful coaches, Tamás Széchy
Member of FAU's Swim Team, 1995-2000, coached by Steve Eckelkamp
Member of the first team in FAU's history to represent the school in the NCAA Division 1 Championships (1996, Austin, TX), where he swam the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley. The team put FAU on the map by finishing in the top 20.
Captain of the Men's Team, 1998-1999
2-time MVP, Multiple Varsity Record Holder
8-time NIC Conference Champion, Multiple Conference Record Holder
2006 Master's All-American with the fastest time in the 50scm and 100scm backstroke
After competing at FAU for four seasons, he stayed with the team as a Graduate Assistant (1999-2000). Agh graduated with a bachelor's of science in 2000, and continued his education receiving MBA degrees in 2003 (E-commerce) and 2009 (Operations Management).
In the fall of 2007, Agh was inducted into the FAU Athletics Hall of Fame.