Correction: a previous version of this article indicated that FIU was expanding their roster; in fact, former associate head coach Ignacio Gayo has taken a job as an assistant at Northwestern.
NCAA Division I Florida International University has announced the hiring of Brien Moffitt as the new assistant of their women’s swimming & diving team. Moffitt spent last season as a volunter assistant with the men’s and women’s teams at Florida State University, where he focused on data collection, workout metrics, filming, and stroke analytics.
This will be Moffitt’s first paid collegiate coaching job. He has previous stops as a volunteer assistant at West Florida.
As an athlete, he swam at Division II Grand Valley State from 2013 through 2017 and was elected team captain as a senior.
Moffitt will join the Panthers’ all-male coaching staff that lost associate head coach Ignacio Gayo to Northwestern this offseason. That staff also lists head coach Randy Horner, associate head coach Ignacio Gayo, and volunteer assistant Isidro Planell on their swimming staff. That is in addition to diving coach Nick Yang.
The FIU women won a record-setting 6th-straight Conference USA Championship last season
Born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Moffitt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2017, while double majoring in finance and general management. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of West Florida in 2019.