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Former ND Head Coach Brian Barnes Named New NC State Affiliate Head Coach


NC State head swim coach Braden Holloway introduced as we speak that established collegiate coach Brian Barnes has joined the Wolfpack teaching workers as the brand new affiliate head coach. Barnes is taking up the affiliate head coach function that was left behind by Bobby Guntoro, who just lately was named the pinnacle coach of UNC-Wilmington’s program.

Barnes has expertise teaching within the ACC, SEC, and Large Ten. Most just lately, Barnes served as an assistant coach for the Purdue males’s workforce. Previous to his time with Purdue, Barnes was the pinnacle coach of the Notre Dame girls’s workforce from 2008 to 2014. He additionally served as an assistant coach at Auburn earlier than his time with Notre Dame, the place he was a part of the Tiger’s back-to-back NCAA sweeps in 2006 and 2007. Whereas at Auburn, Barnes was teaching beneath elite coaches Richard Fast and David Marsh.

Barnes noticed nice success with Notre Dame, main the Preventing Irish to back-to-back 16th place finishes at NCAAs in 2013 and 2014, which nonetheless stands as this system’s prime NCAA end. He additionally coached Emma Reaney to an NCAA title within the 200 breast. Throughout his first season with Purdue (2018-2019), Barnes helped the Boilermakers to three NCAA relay {qualifications}.

In keeping with Holloway, Barnes will probably be working with the Wolfpack’s stroke and IM teams. Talking on the rent, Holloway acknowledged “Having coached within the ACC, Large 10 and SEC, Brian evinces a profitable tradition and has labored with a few of the most legendary coaches within the sport. A confirmed chief, he has actually proven he has the power to get probably the most out of his swimmers out and in of the pool, and his ardour for swimming is unwavering and contagious.”

Barnes gave a really enthusiastic assertion on his new place, saying “I’m very enthusiastic and stay humble for this chance to work at NC State. I now get to work each day at one of the vital premier swimming and diving packages within the NCAA. I wish to thank Coach Holloway and his workers for bringing me right here. That is going to be actually enjoyable.”

As a swimmer, Barnes accomplished his collegiate profession at Indiana. He was a two-time US Nationwide Crew member (1989 & 1992), in addition to a 7-time NCAA All-American for Indiana. Barnes was an assistant coach at Indiana, in addition to Kansas early in his teaching profession.

The total press launch from NC State will be discovered here.