Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Matt McVittie
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chelsea, Mich.
Eligibility: Freshman
Matt McVittie is entering his fourth year as an assistant swim coach for both the men's and women's teams.
He returned to his alma mater for the 2013-14 season for his first year as an assistant swim coach under Frank Bradley.
McVittie works will all swimmers, however he most frequently coaches those that specialize in middle distances. He also heads up recruiting for the men's team. 
In just two seasons, McVittie has helped several athletes to All-American accolades while coaching the men's and women's teams to their highest finishes at the NCAA Championship meets since his days as an athlete. In fact, McVittie helped the relay team of Pavel Sankovich, Jared Pike, Connor Knight and Paul Murray establish the highest relay finish in school history at the meet as they took fourth place in the 200 medley relay in 2014 overcoming the previous mark of sixth which was originally set by the 1999 200 free relay that McVittie anchored. 
In addition to collegiate athletes, McVittie also works with members of the profressional group that include former FSU standout Pavel Sankovich. Prior to the World Championships in 2015, McVittie helped Sankovich to the fourth fastest time in the world in the 100m fly (51.53). 
On top of his coaching duties, McVittie spearheads the men's team recruiting. 

While a Seminole from 1995-99, McVittie was known as the ultimate relay swimmer, contributing six ACC titles and 10 All-America honors during his career, guiding FSU to its highest team finish at the NCAA Championships in 1997 (Ninth).

In addition to his relay excellence, McVittie earned his highest finish at the ACC Championships in 1999, where he took silver in the 100 free.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, McVittie ran the Kamehameha Swim Club in Honolulu, Hawaii for three years as one of the head coaches. The club claimed three-consecutive state titles under McVittie with swimmers ranging from age group speed all the way up to senior national finalists.

Following his time in Hawaii, McVittie followed his former FSU head coach Don Gibb to the University of South Carolina, where he served as an assistant from 2003-2007.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, McVittie maneuvered administration tasks, such as maintaining the budget, implementing communication strategies and providing logistical support on top of serving as the academic liaison to the athletic advisors.

McVittie guided a total of 14 Gamecocks to All-America honors, highlighted by an 11th place team finish at the NCAA Championships in 2004.

He was also valued for his recruiting skills, where he helped South Carolina sign the ninth best recruiting class in the country for the 2007-2008 season.

After 2007, McVittie explored a different line of work, where he was employed by Allegiance Crane & Equipment in Pompano Beach, Fla., dealing in sales.

A native of Chelsea, Mich., McVittie is engaged to Lindsey Williams. The couple has a daughter named Ashlyn Mae and a son named William Calder