Brian Fazzino was hired as the head coach of the Franklin Pierce University women's swimming team in spring of 2016 and will embark on his first season at the helm of the program in 2017-18 (hiring release). The first-ever head coach in program history, he has a total of four years of experience as a collegiate assistant coach at three institutions, and has spent time in all three NCAA divisions.
Rindge is the first collegiate head coaching stop for Fazzino, who comes to Franklin Pierce after spending time at a fellow Division II East Region institution. Most recently, he served as assistant swim coach at the University of Bridgeport, working under head coach Sean Raffile. While at Bridgeport, Fazzino had a hand in coaching one national champion, nine individual All-Americans, six All-America relay squads, 16 NCAA Championships qualifiers and 35 conference champions. In the classroom, he helped tutor one CoSIDA Academic All-America selection and helped both the men's and women's teams to academic accolades at the team level, from the College Swim Coaches Association of America. This past season, Fazzino was specifically responsible for working closely with the team's distance swimmers.
Prior to his time at Bridgeport, Fazzino spent the 2011-12 campaign as an assistant at the University of Florida, under head coach Gregg Troy, who would go on to serve as head men's coach for United State Swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In one season with the powerhouse Gators, Fazzino was able to assist in the coaching of one national champion, 20 All-Americans and 55 more All-America Honorable Mention student-athletes, as well as eight Southeast Conference champions. During his year at Florida, the men's team placed eighth at the NCAA Championships, while the women took 10th.
Prior to Florida, Fazzino also spent one season at the Division III level, as an assistant coach at Wesleyan. While with the Cardinals, he assisted in coaching one All-American and three top-three finishers at the conference championship.
Fazzino is a 2007 graduate of Norwich University, with a degree in political science.