Trojans, fourth last year, seeking another high finish with talented squad.
Trojans begin defense Wednesday with 200y medley and 800y free relays.
Last chance for fine tuning before Trojans turn eyes to Pac-12s.
Trojans look to extend win streak over rival to nine meets.
Non-conference clash Tuesday will be fifth straight January meeting between the schools.
Jon Urbanchek, one of America's legendary coaches whose nearly 50 years of experience includes more than two decades as Michigan's head coach, frequent service on U.S. national teams and many years as an elite club coach, is in his fourth year as a USC volunteer assistant swimming coach in 2015-16.
Urbanchek directed the Michigan men's swimming and diving team from 1982-2004, won an NCAA title in 1995 and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame on July 6, 2008. In 22 seasons as head coach of the Wolverines, Urbanchek led them to an overall record of 163-34 and a 100-4 mark in the Big Ten Conference. Under his guidance, Michigan won 13 Big Ten titles, including 10 straight from 1986-95. Michigan never finished lower than third at the conference championships during Urbanchek's tenure.
Following Urbanchek's 1995 team won the NCAA title, he was named the NCAA and American Swimming Coaches Association Coach of the Year. The 1995 title was part of a four-run run (1993-96) in which Michigan posted four straight top 3 NCAA finishes. He earned Big Ten Swimming Coach of the Year honors nine times, more than any other men's swimming coach in the history of the conference.
After retiring as Michigan's head coach, Urbanchek coached for Club Wolverine from 2004-2009 before working with swimmers at the Fullerton Aquatics Swim Team (FAST) Olympic Committee Elite training program the past three years (2010-2012).
Urbanchek originally joined FAST in the 1970s before becoming the head coach at Long Beach State from 1978-1982. While with the 49ers, he coached current USC coach Dave Salo.
At the Olympic level, 44 of Urbanchek's swimmers have represented their native countries and have won more than 20 medals, including 11 golds.
Urbanchek served as an assistant coach on the 2004, '00, '96, '92 and '88 U.S. Olympic teams and served as a special assistant in 2008 and 2012. He was also the coach of the 1994 and '98 U.S. World Championships teams.
He and wife, Melanie, have one daughter, Kristen and a granddaughter, Claire.