Brandenberger named interim head coach of swimming & diving

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July 30, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Chris Brandenberger has been promoted to interim head coach of the Stony Brook swimming and diving program, Director of Athletics Jim Fiore announced Monday. Brandenberger, who joined Stony Brook in 2010 as an assistant coach, will oversee all aspects of the program.

"We're pleased to announce the promotion of assistant coach Chris Brandenberger to the role of interim head coach of the Seawolves swimming and diving program," Fiore said. "Coach Brandenberger has been very fortunate to learn from, and mentor under the late Dave Alexander. We have full confidence that Coach Brandenberger will excel in this new role and assure that our swim programs continue to flourish during this period of transition." 

Since Brandenberger's arrival in 2010, the Seawolves have set 14 school records, including seven in relay events. Both 800 freestyle relay teams set new program bests in 2011-12, while the women's team also set new records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, the 100 and 200 freestyle, the 200 butterfly and the 200 breaststroke.

A Stony Brook native and Ward Melville graduate, Brandenberger enjoyed an illustrious swimming career at the University of Maryland, where he was named an All-ACC selection in 2004. After graduating in 2006, Brandenberger spent time on the coaching staffs at Iona College and Washington College in Chestertown, Md.