Michigan State Hires Florida St. Volunteer Quentin Bishop as New Assistant

The Michigan State swimming & diving program has hired Quentin Bishop as its new assistant coach. He fills the role left by the the departure of Conner Snare, who joined the program mid-season last year.

This is Bishop’s first full-time Division I position: he spent lat season as a volunteer assistant at Florida State after a year as an assistant at his alma mater: Division II Truman State.

“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with such a young and talented team as well as a knowledgeable staff at Michigan State,” Bishop said. “Coach Gianiodis has created an amazing culture here and I am eager to start contributing to make this team the best it can be in any way I can.”

Bishop graduated from Truman State in 2017, where as both a junior and a senior he finished 18th at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship meet in the 1650 free.

Bishop worked at Stanford University as a Summer Swim Camp Coach. He also worked with Club Seminole as an assistant coach.

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Let’s hope he brings some life into the MSU program. Tired of Watching them be at the bottom of the big10 every year.

Col. Trautman

2019, 12th Michigan State; 13th Illinois
2018, 13th Michigan State
2017, 13th Michigan State
2016, 13th Michigan State
2015, 13th Michigan State
2014, 11th Michigan State; 12th Illinois (12 teams)
2013, 11th Illinois; 12th Michigan State (12 teams)
2012, 10th Michigan State; 11th Nebraska; 12th Illinois (12 teams)
2011, 10th Michigan State; 11th Illinois (11 teams)

2019, 10th Michigan State (10 teams)
2018, 10th Michigan State
2017, 10th Michigan State
2016, 10th Michigan State
2015, 10th Michigan State
2014, 10th Michigan State
2013, 10th Michigan State
2012, 10th Michigan State
2011, 10th Michigan State

SWIMWS, yes, you’re very tired.


Hard to attract recruits to inconsistent, cold-weather Michigan, especially when home pool is a 6×25 yard dungeon built circa 1960’s, that can barely hold a dual meet. Their outdoor, current-prone, olden times LCM pool is being shuttered too since it’s literally creating a sinkhole some place that no one can figure out (water just disappears).


Especially when you have a powerhouse like U of Michigan nearby


Better than the Penn State facility


Yes because an Asst coach is really going to fix the fact that they don’t get the support they need from the University. With a 6 lane x 25 yard shallow to deep pool, they don’t even had a top 10 facility in their own state.


I don’t think a guy with one year of college coaching will be able to do that…..but good try


maybe he can do for MSU what Brian Barnes did for Purdue. Lord knows both schools head coaches are letting down lots of kids.

Col. Trautman

Women: 2019, 6th Purdue (of 13 teams) 2018, 6th Purdue 2017, 6th Purdue 2016, 5th Purdue 2015, 5th Purdue 2014, 4th Purdue (of 12 teams) 2013, 5th Purdue (of 12 teams) 2012, 7th Purdue (of 12 teams) 2011, 5th Purdue (of 11 teams) While not at the bottom, Purdue women have definitely stagnated for 9 years. They are about 100± points behind the next highest placing team the last couple years. Let’s see how their recruiting class does… Men: 2019, 4th Purdue (of 10 teams) 2018, 4th Purdue 2017, 6th Purdue 2016, 6th Purdue 2015, 4th Purdue 2014, 5th Purdue 2013, 5th Purdue 2012, 6th Purdue 2011, 5th Purdue Purdue men have also stagnated for 9 years. 2019 is the… Read more »


They were 500 points behind Ohio State, not Ohio.


Men higher finishes is when diving is outstanding because coach is world class. And other years diving is still significant. If u just took swim points vs others they would always be bottom third with top third facilities and academics.

Adrien Downey

Congrats Q!!!

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