Manhattan Hires Brian Hansbury as Head Coach

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Manhattan Hires Brian Hansbury as Head Coach

Manhattan on Monday announced the hiring of Brian Hansbury as its head swimming and diving coach.

Hansbury is relatively short on college coaching experience, but he has a long history in the greater New York City area, in the high school and club scene.

“I wouldn’t be here without the support of Athletic Director Irma Garcia, Deputy Athletic Director Anthony Kurtin, and Senior Associate Athletic Director of Compliance Ann Gulino,” Hansbury said in a university statement. “When I first met them and heard of their plan for Manhattan College and the swimming and diving program, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

Hansbury is a native of White Plains who still holds program records at White Plains High School in the 200 free and 500 free. He swam at the University of Florida, graduating in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in history. His father, uncle and two brothers all graduated from Manhattan.

Hansbury’s experience has taken him all over the New York Metro Area. His only previous college coaching sting was from 2002-07 as an assistant coach at Iona University. He transitioned to a volunteer role with the university while leading the GAEL Aquatic Club based at the college from 2007-15.

Hansbury was the head coach at Iona Prep High School from 2000-02 and Horace Greeley High in 2001. Since 2019, Hansbury has been the associate head coach of Empire Swimming club in White Plains, a role he will maintain while leading the Jaspers.

“We are fortunate to have a coach of Brian’s caliber and experience lead us into a new era of Manhattan College Swim and Dive,” athletic director Irma Garcia said. “We are confident that Brian will do everything he can to help our talented swimmers and divers accomplish their goals both in the classroom and in the pool.”

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