Kevin Norman Named Brown University Head Men’s Swimming & Diving Coach

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Kevin Norman, an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Yale from 2010-19, has been named the head coach of the Brown men’s swimming & diving team in an announcement made by Director of Athletics Jack Hayes on Monday.

“Kevin has helped build a highly successful program at Yale and has shown the ability to recruit and develop student-athletes at the highest level,” said Hayes. “He is ready to lead his own program, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Brown community.”

No stranger to the Ivy League, Norman comes to College Hill after spending nine seasons at Yale as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for both the men’s and women’s programs.

“After a rewarding and successful nine years at Yale, I’m honored to join the Brown swimming & diving family,” said Norman. “I believe in this program and am thrilled to work with some of the best student-athletes in the nation. I would like to thank Jim Henry and Tim Wise for their mentorship in my time in New Haven and thank Jack Hayes and the search committee for this amazing opportunity.”

Over the past nine seasons with Norman aboard as an assistant, the team improved not only in the Ivy League but on the national level. The women went a combined 26-0 with two Ivy League Dual Meet Championships over the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons while the men posted a 38-13 dual meet record over the last five years. He coached Aaron Greenberg to a 2018 Ivy League title in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 2017 conference title in the 50 freestyle. Norman also worked closely with Bella Hindley who won three individual events at the 2019 Ivy League Championships, posting the 14th fastest time in the nation in the 50 freestyle and 20th fastest in the 100 freestyle. The Bulldogs have totaled 13 NCAA qualifiers and three All-Americans since 2014.

 

Norman played a significant role in Yale’s recent recruiting success. Yale’s 2014 and 2018 recruiting classes were ranked the 15th best class in the nation by Collegeswimming.com. Current Yale swimmers hold nearly every school record because of the talent in these classes.

Norman came to Yale from the University of the South, where he was an assistant coach, helping both the men’s and women’s teams to top-four finishes at the SCAC Championships. The Tigers finished the year with 14 All-Conference performances and an NCAA Division III All-American. In addition, Norman led the team’s strength and conditioning program and worked with all swimmers, particularly focusing on the distance group.

In 2008-09, Norman was a volunteer assistant at Yale, while also serving as an assistant coach for the Omni Swim Club. In that season at Yale, Norman coached the Bulldogs at the ECAC Championships, where they finished eighth with just 10 swimmers.

Norman is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he served as captain of the swimming team and helped the Seahawks to four consecutive Colonial Athletic Association championships. As a senior he earned the Seahawk Award for his leadership skills.

After graduation he spent another year in Wilmington as a strength and conditioning intern and student-assistant coach. He earned his M.S. in exercise science-human performance at Southern Connecticut in 2009.


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