Jeana Kempe will join the new coaching staff at South Carolina, making the jump after Auburn cleared out its coaching staff this offseason.
Alabama finished much higher than Auburn or South Carolina at this year’s SEC Championships, and voters expected that to remain stable despite new staffs.
This would be Corredor’s third transfer in his college career, and he’s crafted a petition to ask to the NCAA to let him transfer and not sit out a season.
Robert Pinter (above) and Poppell were both on deck at the University of Florida: Poppell working with the varsity team and Pinter with the Gator Swim Club.
Poppell wanted to stay in the SEC, but the opportunity to coach men and women was enticing and he wasn’t worried about making a “lateral move”
Jeff Poppell will receive a substantial pay raise over what South Carolina paid the program’s previous head coach, McGee Moody.
Whitney Hite, who was the assistant head coach of the women’s program last season, is expected to return as part of a restructured combined-gender staff.
Florida was a combined program under longtime coach Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate coaching in spring 2018 following the 2017-18 NCAA season.
Jeff Poppell will leave a successful tenure as the head coach of the women at Florida to lead both the men and women at South Carolina.
Florida honored its seniors prior to a 176-74 home victory over North Florida on Wednesday.
The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.
Poppell was integral in building 3 major programs from the ground up and he shares what lessons he learned along the way.
Splitting the program at Florida has played out very favorably. Listen to coaches Anthony Nesty and Jeff Poppell discuss their philosophies and teams.
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The Gators will welcome the Georgia Bulldogs for their home opener on Nov. 1. inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Natatorium at 11:00 a.m.