University Swimming & Diving Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Mark
Assistant Coaches: Julie Bober
Moore , Beth O'Connor Baker,
Frank Byskov, Junkal
Irigoien, Mark Liscinsky, Elizabeth
Managers: Kyle Taylor
Mater : Florida State
In his ninth season
at the helm of the AU men's and women's swimming and diving programs,
Mark Davin brings his 20-plus years of experience to redefine AU success
both in and out of the pool.
For the third straight
year and first time in the Patriot League, Mark Davin earned coach of
the year honors as his men's team secured a second-place finish at the
league championship meet in the 2001-02 season.
The men's squad set
seven new Patriot League records while the women broke two league records
of their own. The men's and women's teams were academically ranked 11th
and 13th, respectively, among NCAA Division 1 programs and were awarded
with team Academic All-America status.
In 2000-01, Davin earned a second consecutive Colonial Athletic Association
(CAA) Coach of the Year nod and a perfect 7-0 men's record.
Under the instruction of Davin, the 2000-01 Eagles broke six CAA records,
earned 20 CAA Championship titles and boasted five NCAA provisional qualifiers
while the men's team finished a perfect 7-0 season.
In 2000, AU's last season as a full competitive member of the CAA, the
men's team made its best showing in the conference since the 1995 season,
finishing third. The women also celebrated their best finish since 1994,
In his inaugural season with the Eagles, Davin led the men's and women's
squads to a combined 10 broken school and Onishi-Davenport Aquatic Center
records and five individual CAA Champions. Davin has built the women's
team up from seven student-athletes during his first season to 18 members
during the 1999-2000 season.
Before coming to AU, Davin spent three years as head coach of the Fort
Lauderdale Swim Team, which won the 1994 U.S. Open and the 1995 Spring
Senior Nationals. His collegiate coaching career began at the University
of California at Berkeley where he was an assistant for a men's team which
won back-to-back NCAA titles in 1979 and 1980. From there, Davin took
the assistant reins for the women's team at Arizona State, which brought
home a fourth-place finish at the Collegiate Nationals during his tenure
From 1981-90, Davin coached the Swim Devils throughout Arizona, during
which time he guided 12 athletes to the Olympic trials. He was the assistant
men's swimming coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1990-92 where
he helped guide the Panthers to back-to-back Big East titles and top 25
The founder of the Arizona Swimming Coaches Association, Davin is a 1976
graduate of Florida State University with a degree in behavioral psychology.
Upon graduation, Davin was an assistant coach for the Narcoossee Swim
Team in Tallahassee, Fla., before joining the Pleasant Hill Swim Club
in Pleasant Hill, Calif.
A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Davin currently resides in Maryland.