Boston College Hires Joe Brinkman as Head Coach

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Boston College Hires Joe Brinkman as Head Coach

Boston College on Monday hired former Notre Dame assistant coach Joe Brinkman as its new swimming and diving head coach.

Brinkman spent four seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, working with the men’s and women’s teams. He oversaw 40 NCAA qualifiers, 39 school record setters and 24 All-Americans.

“I’d like to thank Athletic Director Blake James, Associate AD Carly Pariseau, and the whole Boston College Swimming & Diving family for the opportunity to lead this program,” Brinkman said in a university statement. “I’m very excited to be a part of this team’s journey and build upon its foundation of success! Go Eags!”

Brinkman swam at the University of the Cumberlands, a four-year letter winner and two-year captain. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2015 and was a two-time nominee for the NAIA Champion of Character Award.

Before being hired by Notre Dame in 2018, he spent two seasons on staff for the Stanford men’s team, helping the Cardinals to consecutive top-10 NCAA finishes and a Pac-12 title. He also was an assistant coach for the national group at Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (now Alto Swim Club).

“We’re thrilled to welcome Joe Brinkman to the Boston College Athletics family,” BC Director of Athletics Blake James said. “Joe is a hard-working, dedicated leader who understands the importance of helping student-athletes develop in and out of the pool. I know he will take great pride in continuing the growth of our program.”

Brinkman replaces Michael Stephens, who left BC in June to take the head coaching job at the University of Hawaii.

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Robert T Groseth
1 year ago

This is a great hire for Boston College. Brinkman is a great developer of talent and will make BC more competitive in the ACC in the very near future. The son of a very successful High School coach, coaching is in his blood and he connects with and motivates his athletes by becoming a partner in their journey.

Good luck Joe