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Matt McVittie returns to his alma mater for the 2013-14 season as a first-year assistant swim coach under Frank Bradley.
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 an infant daughter named Ashlyn Mae.