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

The College of Florida is combining its girls’s and males’s swimming & diving packages into one, with Anthony Nesty to develop into the top coach for the mixed program. This comes shortly after the announcement that the College of Florida girls’s head coach Jeff Poppell could be leaving to take over as head coach of the College of South Carolina.

Nesty has spent the final three seasons because the Florida males’s head coach, and the Olympic champion and UF standout has been on the Florida workers for the final 23 years.

Florida was a mixed program beneath longtime coach Gregg Troy, who retired from collegiate teaching in spring 2018 following the 2017-18 NCAA season. Following Troy’s departure, this system cut up, and former Florida affiliate head coaches Nesty and Poppell had been tapped to steer the lads’s and girls’s packages as head coaches, respectively.

The Florida women and men every had a number of sturdy seasons since Troy’s departure.

Nesty helped the Florida males to a third-place end at 2021 NCAAs, up from sixth in 2019 and fifth in 2018 (Caeleb Dressel‘s senior 12 months). He’s continued the Florida males’s SEC dominance, extending their convention win streak by way of to 2021– no different workforce has received since 2013. The final couple of seasons, Kieran Smith and Bobby Finke have set American information, and the Gator males have been a nationwide power, additionally excelling in sprints even after Dressel’s commencement.

Poppell, in the meantime, pushed the Florida girls from a scoreless NCAAs in 2017, their first scoreless NCAAs in historical past, as much as seventeenth place in 2021 with 84.5 factors. Florida jumped from seventh at 2018 SECs, the season earlier than Poppell took over the newly cut up girls’s program, to SEC runners-up in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

With Florida turning into a mixed program once more, that leaves Texas A&M and Tennessee (unofficially, as Matt Kredich is the top coach of women and men however coaches dedicate their time largely to both the lads or girls) as the one groups to separate by gender within the SEC (Arkansas and Vanderbilt solely have girls’s groups.)

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