HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHRADER
With a decorated coaching career that encompasses coaching age-groupers, camps, and collegiate athletes, to extensive international experience, Schrader will be the first Head Coach at FAST. Schrader currently serves as the Lead Assistant Coach for the Cali Condors with the International Swimming League. The Condors won the 2020 League Championships, which yielded 18 American and 5 World records in Budapest, Hungary. He recently served as the Director of Performance at the University of Iowa. He helped the team break 18 school records and produce multiple NCAA qualifiers and All Americans in two seasons. Coach Schrader brings extensive coaching experience to FAST, having served as an assistant coach to Head Olympic Coaches Eddie Reese (University of Texas), Jack Bauerle (University of Georgia), and Gregg Troy (University of Florida). He was a part of the coaching staff for NCAA Swimming and Diving Team Champion Teams during his stints with the University of Georgia Women’s team and University of Texas Men’s team. Schrader was Head Coach at the University of Denver for 13 seasons. He coached both men and women to multiple Division I team championships in the Summit League and Sun Belt Conference. His athletes made numerous NCAA championship appearances, producing several All Americans.
Throughout his 26-year career coaching both men and women’s swimming teams, Schrader has been honored as a five-time recipient of the Summit League Men’s Coach of the Year and a four-time winner of the Summit League’s Women’s Coach of the Year. He is a five-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year, and USA Swimming awarded him with the Glenn S. Hummer award for his contributions to Open Water Swimming. Coach Schrader is currently an ASCA Level 5 Coach and holds a National Strength and Conditioning CSCS certification and a Master’s and Undergraduate Degree from the University of Texas.