Brown has announced the hiring of Matt Tynan as the program’s new assistant coach. Tynan comes to Providence from Stanford, where he spent last season as a volunteer assistant with the men’s program. He joins a new-look staff at Brown for the 2019-2020 season after they hired Kevin Norman as the team’s new head coach.
Brown also lists Patrick Schirk as a volunteer assistant.
Before Stanford, Tynan worked as a graduate assistant at TCU from 2016-2018 and as a student assistant at George Mason from 2014-2016. THat makes Brown his first full-time collegiate coaching position.
As an athlete, Tynan swam at Maryland for the 2011-2012 season before that program was cut, and then he transferred to George Mason for his sophomore year. He ranks in George Mason’s all-time top 10s in the 500 free, 1650 free, and 200 fly.
He’s largely focused on freestyle groups in his coaching career: at George Mason it was primarily with the distance and middle-distance groups, while at Stanford it was with sprint and middle-distance groups.
“Matt’s knowledge of the biomechanics of swimming combined with his experience working with some of the best student-athletes in the world will contribute immensely to the future success of Brown men’s swimming & diving,” said Norman. “We are incredibly fortunate to have him on board.”
Tynan originally hails from Westford, Massachusetts – about an hour from Browns’ campus. He hails from a big swimming family: his father, John, swam at Loyola, and his sister, Mara, swam at Washington & Lee.