UConn Adds Former Somerset Valley YMCA Coach Matt Donovan to Staff

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

November 26th, 2014 AAC, College, News

The University of Connecticut has hired Matt Donovan as their new assistant coach, head coach Bob Goldberg announced on Tuesday.

His previous college experience comes from 5 years spent as a volunteer assistant at Rutgers University, which coincided with the last 14 years as the Program Director at the Somerset Valley YMCA, which he has built into a national power at the YMCA level. He left that program earlier this summer to take a job with the Broward County YMCA in Florida – which wound up being a short-lived position.

In the spring of 2014, his women’s team placed 6th and his men’s team placed 5th at the YMCA Short Course National Championships – the latest in a long line of high finishes for his teams.

Donovan was a four-year letter winner at nearby Division III Keene State College in New Hampshire. where he was a team captain as a senior in the 1997-1998 season.


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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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