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  Frank Bradley
Frank Bradley

Hometown:
Woodbury, N.J.

Last College:
Florida State - '97

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Second Year


07/14/2014

Noles Fair Well at Southern Sectional

Rising senior Juan Sequera picked up a win in the 200m breast while former Seminoles Jared Pike and Pavel Sankovich brought home victories.

07/14/2014

Noles Fair Well at Southern Sectional

Rising senior Juan Sequera picked up a win in the 200m breast while former Seminoles Jared Pike and Pavel Sankovich brought home victories.

06/30/2014

Wilson Wins ACC Sportsmanship Award

Hannah Wilson was recognized by the ACC along with Notre Dame SAAC and the Duke baseball team as the 2013-14 Sportsmanship Award Winners.

05/19/2014

FSU Alums Among Top Swimmers in Charlotte

Mateo De Angulo, Mark Weber and Pavel Sankovich all swam in at least one championship final over the weekend.

05/15/2014

FSU Adds 22 for 2014-15 Season

The Florida State swimming and diving teams will have 22 new members for the 2014-15 season.

Florida State is a program on the rise.

Under the direction of Frank Bradley, the Seminoles have climbed back into spotlight after his first year at the helm as he helped the women's team set 14 out of 19 new FSU records during the season, while the men's team produced its best NCAA finish since 1999.

The men's team took 14th place at the 2014 NCAA Championships, which marks the fifth best finish in school history. The Seminoles were led by two-time ACC Swimmer of the Year Pavel Sankovich, who turned in silver in the 100 fly while helping the medley relays to All-America honors. The team of Sankovich, Jared Pike, Connor Knight and Paul Murray placed fourth in the 200 distance - turning in the highest relay finish in FSU history.

Prior to the NCAA meet, the Seminoles placed fifth at the ACC Championships in one of the tightest meets the conference has ever seen. Bradley's Sankovich won Swimmer of the Meet, marking the third-consecutive year FSU has taken home the MVP.

Bradley guided seven women to the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., where Madison Jacobi, McKayla Lightbourn and Julia Henkel all grabbed All-America honorable mention accolades after a third place finish at the 2014 ACC Championships.

Prior to his hiring at FSU, Bradley was the associate head coach at Auburn University for four seasons where he primarily instructed the distance and individual medley group.

In 2013, Bradley coached junior Zane Grothe to an SEC title in the 1650 free- the Tigers' second-ever mile champion in school history. Under Bradley's instruction, Grothe has set new Auburn records in the 500,1000 and 1650 free events during his freshman year and has lowered each mark since.

Bradley helped Auburn finish among the Top 15 nationally over the last three years. The men's team placed sixth in both 2011 and 2012 before taking eighth at the NCAA Championships, while the women's squad finished seventh in 2011, eighth in 2012 and 13th in 2013.

Auburn won the SEC men's championship in 2011 and 2012 and totaled 181 All-American honors during his three seasons.

Prior to joining the Auburn staff in 2010, Bradley spent five years coaching at Indian River State College, four of which he served as head coach. During his time at the helm of the NJCAA powerhouse, Bradley's student-athletes turned in 177 NJCAA national titles, 45 NJCAA national records and 53 school records, while 13 athletes garnered Swimmer of the Year accolades. In 2010, Bradley guided the men's team to their 36th straight national title while the women captured their 29th consecutive championship.

While at IRSC, Bradley worked with former Seminole All-American in Mateo De Angulo. De Angulo is the current FSU record holder in the 1000 free and 1650 free and was the 2012 ACC Swimmer of the Year. The Cali, Colombia native still owns the 500 free NJCAA national record in the 500 free, a mark which was earned while under the instruction of Bradley. De Angulo moved on to collect nine NJCAA national titles before transferring to FSU.

In just five years, Bradley was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year four times (Men- 2007, 2008; Women- 2009, 2010).

Bradley started out as an assistant at the University of South Carolina during 1999-2005. While with the Gamecocks, Bradley worked with 2000 SEC Swimmer of the Year - Zsolt Gaspar in addition to guiding the Gamecocks to 26- All-American honors, 34 school records and three SEC individual titles.

Throughout his coaching career, Bradley has instructed several Olympians including Gideon Louw (RSA), Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace(BAH), Micah Lawrence (USA) as well as De Angulo (COL).

Bradley returns to his alma mater after a 13-year absence from Tallahassee. While a Seminole, Bradley earned his Bachelor's Degree in social science in 1997 before serving as a graduate assistant for the team from 1997-1999. During his swimming career, Bradley was the 1995 ACC Champion in the 200 IM.

A native of Woodbury, N.J., Bradley is married to the former Susan Hawks - a volleyball standout for FSU from 1995-1998 where she was a four-year letter winner, an All-ACC selection in 1997. Hawks brought home the school's first-ever ACC Championship in 1998. They have two daughters, Grace and Paige.


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