Former Auburn Assistant Francisco Rego Joins Georgia Tech Coach Staff

by Spencer Penland 8

September 09th, 2019 ACC, Coaching Changes, College, News

Georgia Tech head swimming coach Courtney Shealy Hart announced the addition of Francisco Rego to the Yellow Jackets’ coaching staff as an assistnat coach. Rego joins Georgia tech after spending 2 years as the head coach of Team Greenville Swim Club in Greenville, SC. During his tenure at Team Greenville, Rego led the team to both its first short course and long course South Carolina state title in 14 years.

Rego also has NCAA coaching experience, having coached in the SEC for Auburn. While Rego was at Auburn, he coached Kevin Cordes, Marcelo Chierighini, and Felipe Lima. Rego, a Brazilian native, started his coaching career in Brazil, where he coached at several clubs.

Rego’s statement on his new position reads as follows: “First, I want to thank Courtney and the entire coaching staff for the process and for welcoming me to Georgia Tech. I’m incredibly excited to be joining a place like the Institute, where both the academics and athletics operate at an elite level. I’m ready to hit the ground running and get working with one of the fastest-growing programs in the country.”

Georgia Tech posted Rego’s coaching highlights over his 15-year career:

  • One World Championship Medal
  • One South American Record
  • Two Brazilian Nationals Championship Records
  • 15 Brazilian Nationals Championship Medals
  • Three NCSA Spring Championship Qualifiers
  • Seven ESSZ Senior Sectionals Qualifiers
  • 22 ESSZ Age Group Sectionals Qualifiers
  • Five ESSZ Age Group Sectionals Medals
  • 2018 South Carolina LCM State Champion with Team Greenville (First time in 14 years)
  • 2019 South Carolina SCY State Champion with Team Greenville (First time in 15 years)
  • 36 South Carolina State Championship Medals
  • Three Rio de Janeiro State Records
  • 60 Rio de Janeiro State Championship Medals
  • 2019 South Carolina Zones Team Head Coach (Highest finish in history – fourth)

You can read Georgia Tech’s full release here.

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Was he the auburn volunteer coach or on paid staff? Name is not familiar. Why didn’t he get picked up at VT?


He was a GA while getting his masters and then worked as a volunteer assistant. Great guy, great coach!


Thanks! I didn’t think D1 programs were allowed GAs except for diving (safety reasons).


Chico…… You da man!!!


Working the Brazlian recruiting route…..


Hope he can help keep Caio Pumputis!

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