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Australia coach Leigh Nugent quits

Updated: March 20, 2013, 12:07 AM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY -- Swimming Australia says Leigh Nugent has quit as head coach and will be replaced on an interim basis for the national championships next month.

Nugent, who took over as head coach in 2009, was criticized after Australia's worst showing in Olympic swimming in 20 years at the London Games.

Critics cited a lack of leadership as a contributor to poor team morale.

In February, members of the men's 4x100-meter relay team admitted they took a sleep medication and engaged in ...

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