LSU Hires Siena Head Coach Brogan Barr as Assistant Coach

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LSU Hires Siena Head Coach Brogan Barr as Assistant Coach

LSU on Thursday hired Brogan Barr away from her role as the head coach at Siena College to become an assistant coach.

Barr was hired in 2020 by Siena to lead its women’s program. The native of Colorado surpassed program-bests for school records set in a season and dual-meet wins (in 2022-23). Under her watch, Siena produced its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion since 2011 and its highest team score at the conference meet since 2016.

“I am very grateful to Head Coach Rick Bishop for this opportunity and beyond excited to be part of the LSU swimming and diving family,” Barr said in a university press release. “To work with and learn from the superb coaching staff Coach Bishop has assembled is a privilege, as is the chance to play a role in the development of our outstanding student-athletes. I cannot wait to get to work in Baton Rouge!”

Barr has spent a lot of time in upstate New York, arrived at Siena as an assistant at Hamilton College. She started her college coaching career as an assistant at SUNY Potsdam in 2014-15. She was an assistant for the men’s and women’s program at Division III Williams College for two seasons, in which the women finished twice in the top three at NCAAs and the men in the top 10 twice.

“We look forward to having Brogan join the LSU Swimming and Diving program,” LSU head coach Rick Bishop said. “As a former head coach, Brogan brings a wealth of experience in the holistic development of the student-athlete. Having helped her Siena team achieve the highest GPA in team history and earn significant success in the pool, Brogan will be a great addition supporting our continued pursuit of success both in the pool and in the classroom.”

Barr swam at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where she was an all-conference selection in the distance events for the Division III school, which finished seventh at NCAAs in her senior year of 2014. Barr received a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Florida in 2020.

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