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  Annemarie Miskovic
Annemarie Miskovic

Player Profile
Associate Head Coach

5th Season

Alma Mater:
University of Zagreb '96

Annemarie Miskovic begins her fifth season as a member of the coaching staff with the Arizona State swimming and diving program. After a year as an assistant coach, Miskovic got elevated to Associate Head Coach in 2004 and also serves as the women's recruiting coordinator.

A native of Rijeka, Croatia, Miskovic returned to Tempe following four years at the University of Virginia. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from the University of Zagreb in 1996, Miskovic came to ASU and served as a volunteer assistant coach (1996-98), while she was working on her master's degree in motor learning and development.

In her duties with the team, Miskovic works primarily with the backstroke, butterfly and individual medley specialists. During her tenure with the Sun Devil women's swimmers, she worked with stroke and individual medley student-athletes, culminating with former ASU standout Carolyn Adel earning berths into NCAA championship meets. In her first year back with the Sun Devils (2003-04 season), she worked with the individual medley group and coached freshman Amanda Gillespie to a school-record performance in the 800m freestyle relay at the 2004 NCAA Championships that earned the rookie All-America honors. Miskovic also coached several of the Sun Devils swimmers that represented their nations at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In 2005 Miskovic guided former ASU standout backstroker Ahmed Hussein to three medals at the Mediterranean Games. In her four years at ASU Miskovic coached many Sun Devil swimmers to top 10 performances

At Virginia, she primarily worked with sprinters on both the men's and women's squads, coaching numerous All-Americans, conference champions and school and conference record holders. She sent athletes to the 2000 Olympic Trials and coached the women's 200 free relay to a conference record and Top 8 finish at the 2002 NCAA Championships. During her four years at UVa, the Cavalier men claimed four ACC titles and progressed from 13th place at NCAAs to their first Top 10 finish in 2003. The Cavalier women recorded three ACC runner-up finishes and won the conference title in 2003. Miskovic served as assistant coach at the 2002 USA Swimming All Star Distance Camp in Colorado Springs. Miskovic also brings the experience of age group coaching with Pine Crest Sun Devil Aquatics and the Charlottesville Youth Aquatic Club, in addition to six years of coaching with the renowned Croatian swim club, Mladost, where in 1996 she a won national age group title with swimmers 12 and under. Miskovic is married to Neal Rioux, the couple currently resides in Tempe.

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