Jeff Poppell

Former Auburn Coach Jeana Kempe To Round Out New South Carolina Staff

Jeana Kempe will join the new coaching staff at South Carolina, making the jump after Auburn cleared out its coaching staff this offseason.


SwimSwam Pulse: 61% Pick Geer & Bama For Highest New-Coach SEC Finish

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.


Santi Corredor Returns to Transfer Portal, Looks to Transfer to South Carolina

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 Joins South Carolina Swimming Staff, First Hire of Poppell Era

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.


Jeff Poppell Explains Move to Head Coach at South Carolina

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”


South Carolina Approves $175,000 Base Salary for New Head Swim Coach Poppell

Jeff Poppell will receive a substantial pay raise over what South Carolina paid the program’s previous head coach, McGee Moody.


Florida Posts Opening for Coaches; Plans to Bring Back Remaining Staff

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 to Combine Men’s and Women’s Programs Under Anthony Nesty

Florida was a combined program under longtime coach Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate coaching in spring 2018 following the 2017-18 NCAA season.


South Carolina Will Hire Jeff Poppell as New Head Swim Coach

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 Women Show Out On Senior Day With Decisive Win Over UNF

Florida honored its seniors prior to a 176-74 home victory over North Florida on Wednesday.

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Florida Women Kick Off 2020-2021 Corona-Season With Intrasquad Meet

The Florida women, who return 6 of their 11 individual NCAA qualifiers from last season, held their first meet of the season on Friday.

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SwimSwam Podcast: Jeff Poppell on Building a Team From the Ground Up

Poppell was integral in building 3 major programs from the ground up and he shares what lessons he learned along the way.


Why Splitting the Florida Program is Working

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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Florida Welcomes Georgia for Home Opener on Friday

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.


Gator Women Start SEC Campaign at Missouri

The Gators’ women’s swimming and diving team will hit the pool on Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m. for their SEC opening dual with the Missouri Tigers.

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