Dan Carrington

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Assistant Coach
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Dan Carrington enters his third season as an assistant coach at Florida State.

Carrington comes to FSU after serving as an assistant coach for Miami (Ohio) University for two seasons, following his second stint at Duke.

In his second season under head coach Neal Studd, Carrington primarily coaches the distance group and instructs with a big focus on technique, which includes the use of video feedback and personalization of stroke for each swimmer.

Carrington also serves at the recruiting coordinator.

While at Duke, Carrington helped 12 swimmers achieve All-ACC status from 2011-2014, in addition to qualifying athletes for the NCAA Championships.

Carrington also served as the head coach at Southwestern University from 2009-11 in Georgetown Texas, where he helped produce the first SCAC champion in two seasons and first NCAA automatic qualifier and All-American in school history.

In 2011, Carrington earned the ASCA Award of Excellence, which is an honor that recognizes those coaches who coach a swimmer to a top-eight finish at one or several USA national championships.

His first stint at Duke came in 2007-08 season, which was his first collegiate job.

In addition, Carrington served as a the Site Director and coach at the Durham YMCA, was an assistant and age group coach for Delaware Community Schools and an assistant for Yorktown High School.

Carrington earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State in 2002.  In addition to his coaching experience he served as an Associate at Biogen Idec from 2013-2014 and was a QC Chemist for Eisai from 2011-2013.

“I’m very excited to bring my energy and expertise to a program with coaches that share it,” Carrington said. “This is a very dynamic coaching staff with a great leader in Coach Studd. It’s going to be fun how this puzzle comes together in order to create an environment of success and pride in Florida State Swimming and Diving.”

Carrington and his wife have two daughters, Grace (10) and Liana (8).