Fresno State swimming and diving head coach, Jeanne Fleck, announced the addition of Anthony Randall to the program’s coaching staff. He will serve as the program’s assistant swimming coach.
“I am really excited to bring Anthony into our program,” Fleck said. “He has wonderful experience already and can bring that knowledge to the student-athletes right away.”
Randall spent the last five seasons serving as the University of Rhode Island’s associate head swim coach. Randall spent his time with the Rams acting as their recruiting coordinator and primarily working with sprinters and breaststrokers. During his stint at Rhode Island he also coordinated the program’s dry-land workouts.
Fleck expressed that Randall won’t only be a great asset to the team in coaching but he will really help the program with recruiting.
“I really bought into what Coach Fleck was trying to do with the vision of the program and where she wants to take it in the future,” Randall said. “I want to help Coach Fleck and Coach Patrick continue the growth of this program, rise within the conference and ultimately NCAA’s.”
Randall is very appreciative of the opportunity to join Fresno State’s staff and is excited for the quickly approaching season.
“I’m really thankful for the opportunity that Coach Fleck and Jim Bartko have given me to work with such an amazing staff, team and athletic department,” said Randall.
The Harrisburg, Pa. native made a lasting impact on URI swimming throughout his five seasons with the program.
Randall was a recipient of the CSCAA Jean Freeman Award for assistant coaches in 2014.
URI sent their first three swimmers to the U.S National Meet during the 2014-15 season. The team earned the highest point total at a conference championship in school history and achieved the second-ever NCAA “B” cut in school history during the 2013-14 season. His 2011-12 squad recorded the highest finish at a conference championship in school history. During his first season the team set the first-ever conference pool record by a varsity swimmer in school history and a total of 36 varsity records were set under his leadership.
Randall graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2007. He was a four-year letter winner at URI, a four-time Atlantic 10 swimming finalist and he captained the swim team his senior year in 2007.
“I want to push the motivation to succeed,” said Randall. “For me the motivation is to never settle and to bring the hard work mentality every day to help the program grow.”