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Head Swim Coach – Sion Brinn

office: (772) 462-7775
fax: (772) 462-4379

Sion-BrinnCoach Sion Brinn enters his fourth season with the Indian River State College swimming and diving programs after successfully leading both teams to another NJCAA national championship.

Last season, members of his teams broke a total of 11 national records and 11 school records and Coach Brinn was recognized for his accomplishments by being named the NJCAA men’s coach of the year.

Success in the pool is not the only area of importance to Brinn in his leadership role. IRSC women’s 2015-2016 swimming and diving program was named NJCAA academic All-American. As a Head Coach, he has a clear understanding of what it takes to balance training and coursework to achieve success in all aspects of life as a college swimmer or diver.

Brinn brings a unique perspective to Indian River’s program as he was part of its history having been on the team in 1991-1993. As an athlete at “THE RIVER”, Brinn knows first-hand what it takes to earn a National Title. He is able to relate to the sacrifices made each day and can relate to the time and dedication each athlete must put in to assure the streak of championships at Indian River continues.

Prior to joining IRSC, coach Brinn was with the Wright State University swimming and diving program in Dayton, Ohio where his career began in 2000 as an assistant coach and saw him elevated to Head Coach of the program in July of 2005. During his tenure with the Raiders, Brinn’s teams won a total of nine Horizon League Championships and he was recognized by his peers as the Coach of the Year in the league during the 2006, 2007 and 2008 championships.

Brinn brings a wealth of knowledge in the sport and a storied athletic career to the position. His resume as an athlete includes two Olympic Games (Sydney 2000 and Atlanta 1996), four World Short Course Championships (Athens 2000, Hong Kong 1999, Gothenburg, Sweden 1997 and Rio 1995), and he traveled the world on the FINA World Cup Tour 1996 and 1997. Brinn was a 14-time NJCAA All-American, was the 1993 NJCAA Swimmer of the Year, was the NJCAA National Record Holder in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events, and was inducted into the NJCAA Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame in 2004. As a swimmer at the NCAA Division 1 level, Brinn competed for Louisiana State University and finished as high as 7th in the 100 Free at the 1995 championships, earning All-American honors.

Coach Brinn, is married to his wife Melissa, and the couple have three daughters, Emerson (8), Avalie (7), and Talis (3).

Assistant Swim Coach – Manabu "Manny" Noguchi

Phone: (772) 462-7778

Manny NoguchiManabu `Manny' Noguchi is in his first season at Indian River State College as assistant swimming coach and aquatics coordinator. Noguchi is responsible for not only recruiting and coaching IRSC swimmers but also leading Indian River Aquatic swim team as a head club coach. Noguchi remains in the state of Florida with his new position. He previously coached swimmers at FAU since August of 2014. For last 2 seasons, he coached a majority of FAU swimmers and helped the program earning many academic honors as well as some conference athletic honors. He also taught senior-level “stress management” class for his last semester at FAU.

Before joining at the FAU, Noguchi coached at University of Wyoming focusing on recruiting and coaching a distance group. He helped coaching and mentoring many athletes both to All-MW honors and to All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors/Western Athletic Conference. In 2014, Noguchi helped Adam Kalms, Ryan Nelson and George Eglesfield winning individual events at WAC championships. Nelson and Kalms also competed at 2014 NCAA Championships while Eglesfield won 100 butterfly and earned his first national title in New Zealand. While being at UW for 4 years, Noguchi helped all varsity records being broken and guided swimmers competing not only at every NCAA championships but also at 2012 Olympic Trials with 6 athletes. While being with Wyoming, he also taught every level of college Japanese classes.

Noguchi has been a part of international support staff for several occasions. In both 2011 and 2012, Noguchi was named as a staff member of the US Junior National Team for an international dual against the Itoman Junior National Team. He was a support staff member for the junior national team which consists of the best American swimmers under the age of 18. In July 2001, Noguchi was a member of the U.S. Swimming National Team Staff as an interpreter and media coordinator between U.S. National Team Director Dennis Pursley and various Japanese organizations.

Noguchi came to UW from Michigan State University where he was an assistant swimming coach and recruiting coordinator since 2004. While at MSU he also taught kinesiology courses including, weight training and general conditioning. Before joining the MSU staff Noguchi was a graduate assistant for the University of Georgia, from 2002-04, where he earned a master's degree in education with an emphasis in exercise science. While at the UGA, he served as the Athens Bulldog Swim Club (ABSC) senior assistant swim coach. Noguchi's vast coaching experience also includes serving as the head swim coach for Kyushu University, in Fukuoka, Japan from 2001 to 2002. Also adding to Noguchi's excellent coaching experience he was the pre-senior head coach for Nitro Swimming Club in Austin, Texas leading them to their first ever Texas state title. Noguchi swam at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where he was a member of the California Junior College Championship swim team from 1994 to 1996. He is a native of Fukuoka, Japan, where he graduated from high school in 1992.

Head Diving Coach – David Suba

Phone: (772) 462-7765

Dave SubaDiving Coach, David Suba, enters his 10th season with the IRSC Swimming and Diving Program. Over the past nine years, Coach Suba and his divers have accumulated ten NJCAA diver of the year awards, eight NJCAA national records, eight IRSC team records, 22 individual National Titles, and four NJCAA Coach of the Year awards (2015, 2009, 2008, 2007). His recruiting has brought in some of the most talented athletes in the country. Under his leadership his divers have graduated and moved on to programs such as the University of Tennessee, University of Louisville, Florida State University and Florida Gulf Coast University.

David Suba came from Columbia, South Carolina where he ran the age group diving program, South Carolina Divers, and was a volunteer assistant with the college divers competing with the University of South Carolina. During that tenure his team had many Junior Olympic national qualifiers, finalists and a number of top ten finishes at JO Nationals.

Coach Suba is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from West Liberty State College in West Virginia with a degree in Graphic Design. In Ohio he coached at John Carroll University from 1980-1995. During that time he produced eight All-Americans and 29 Conference Champions. He also coached age group and high school diving where he continuously developed elite divers, including numerous Junior National finalists, two U.S. National Team members, six High School State Champions and eventual Olympian, Kyle Prandi.

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