Courtesy: Wagner Athletics
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Wagner College head swimming and diving coach Colin Shannahan has announced the hiring of former LIU standout Briana Vega as the Seahawks’ new assistant swimming coach and recruiting coordinator.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Briana Vega to be our new Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator”, said Shannahan. “Briana has been a dominant sprinting force in the conference over the past four years and I look forward to her unique training perspectives and energy on deck. Her background and experience in strength and conditioning will be invaluable as well.”
A team captain for the Blackbirds, Vega finished her decorated collegiate career with a silver medal in the 50 Free (23.29) at the 2019 Northeast Conference (NEC) Championships, the same event she won in 2017.
The Brooklyn native also competed on multiple relay teams for LIU, earning numerous All-NEC honors throughout her four-year career.
Vega received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Science and a minor in Sports Management from LIU.
During the 2019 season, Vega interned at Fordham University as an assistant of strength and conditioning, while previously supporting the strength and conditioning staff at LIU.
In addition to her coaching and recruiting duties, Vega will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.