The nationally-ranked FSU swimming and diving teams finished the three-day invite in third place behind strong performances.
The nationally-ranked FSU swimming and diving teams continued to perform well on the second night of the Auburn Invite.
Madison Jacobi sets new school record in the 500 free, while the men's 400 medley relay swims an NCAA `A' time and Katrina Young wins 1-meter diving.
The nationally-ranked FSU swimming and diving teams are ready for top-notch competition at the Auburn Invite this weekend.
The FSU swimming and diving teams grabbed a pair of wins each in front of a fantastic home crowd on Friday night.
Frank Bradley enters his first season as head coach of the Florida State swimming and diving program.
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.