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Coaching Staff

Andrew Murray Robins

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Andy Robins was named as the head coach of the Florida Southern men's and women's swimming programs in August of 2018. Robins comes to Florida Southern with 23 years of college coaching experience, with stops at Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Robins spent the last three seasons as assistant coach at Georgia Tech with a focus on sprinters after more than 20 years at Florida State University where he was the Seminoles' associate head coach from 2001-13. In a career spanning two decades, Robins has directed the training of 32 swimmers who have won ACC individual championships (10 women and 22 men, many of whom won multiple titles), 38 All-Americans, and 53 NCAA Championship qualifiers. Among the most recent was Georgia Tech senior Iris Wang, who re-wrote the school record book as a sprinter over the last three seasons, and became the Yellow Jackets' first female swimmer in 10 years at the 2018 NCAA Championships.

On the men's side, Robins guided Youssef Hammoud all the way to the NCAA Championships in 2016 as a qualifier in three events while posting some of the best times in school history. One year later, several other men posted times that placed them among the all-time top-10 in Georgia Tech history, and last year saw the Yellow Jacket men's team finish the regular season ranked No. 25 in the country with four NCAA qualifiers.

Prior to his time in Atlanta, Robins helped Florida State All-American Paul Murray set a new ACC record in the 50-free after capturing a gold medal in 2014. That same year, another of his sprinters on the women's side, Tiffany Oliver, became the first Seminole to win back-to-back ACC sprint titles.

Robins' coaching experience has not been limited to the college ranks. He was head coach at Leon High School in Tallahassee from 1985-90, and served on the coaching staff at Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club from May 1985 to October 1997. He was promoted to head age group coach in 1987, and took over the head coaching duties for ATAC in 1993. While there, Robins was responsible for overseeing all aspects of a USA Swimming program of more than 200 swimmers, ranging from novice to Olympic level. He led the club to a top-10 finish at the 1996 Junior National Championships.

In addition to his coaching duties, Robins has been active with Florida Swimming, serving multiple terms in different capacities, including Administrative Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and head coach of the Florida All-Star Team at the 1990 and '91 Southern Zone Championships. He is also a certified coach with USA Swimming.

Robins graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1983 with a degree in psychology and received a master's degree in science education from Florida State in 1987. While in college, Robins swam both the backstroke and distance freestyle events, and set the school record in the 1,650-freestyle while also serving as team captain.

Robins and his wife Karen have three daughters and one son, Beth, Kurt, Jenna, and Annemarie.

Jenn L Gosline

Associate Head Coach

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Coach Jenn has been coaching for LAS since the program was created in 2009. Coach Jenn works with the Bronze, Bronze 2 and High School Development Groups.  Jenn has been coaching swimming in Lakeland since 1995.  She is also one of the most successful high school coaches in Polk County. Jenn is in her 17th year coaching George Jenkins High School and has been named Polk County High School Swimming Coach of the Year 13 times.  She has coached numerous High School State Championship qualifiers as well as numerous FLAG qualifiers.  Jenn also holds a Level 2 certification through the American Swim Coaches Association. Jenn is the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Chair for Polk County Girls Swimming, the FACA State Representative and puts together a 3-day coaches clinic once a year, in addition to being named to the FHSAA Swim & Dive Advisory Board.  

Coach Jenn’s coaching experience includes; Assistant Age Group Coach LAS 2009-present; Head Swim Team Coach for George Jenkins High School 2001-present; LAS @ Eaglebrooke Summer League 2012-2014; Head Coach Eaglebrooke Country Club 1999-2009, Assistant Age Group Coach for the City of Lakeland Aquatics 1995-99.  She is in her 17th year of teaching at Medulla Elementary, experienced in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, and resides in the Lakeland community.

Maggie Pogue

Assistant Coach/Bronze I Group

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Maggie Pogue moved to Florida from Texas in 2015. She studied Middle Grades Education with a double minor in English and Math at Campbell University in North Carolina and graduated in 2014. She proceeded to teach for a year as a 6th grade Reading teacher in Corpus Christi, Texas. This is her third year teaching and coaching the swim team at Kathleen High School. Passionate about swimming, the move to become a USA swim coach was a natural fit. She has been a member of USA swimming since she was eight years old; and swam for Campbell University's Division I program all four years and was team captain her senior year. In her free time, Maggie loves to play with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kuume. She also enjoys working out, traveling, reading and spending time with her family of seven. Grateful for the opportunity to coach, Maggie wants to make sure that the Bronze I swimmers are not only developing their talent for swimming, but their love of the sport as well. 

Sean Kim

Senior/Silver

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Sean is currently a senior at Florida Southern College and swam on the collegiate team for the past three years. Unfortunately due to his commitments as the Army ROTC Battalion Commander, Sean has had to make the difficult choice to leave the sport of swimming in order to prioritize his professional career path. Sean has been swimming competitively for the past 16 years. He is from Los Angeles, California and loved the idea of swimming in college in the state of Florida. Some of the swim meets he has been to include: US Open(with Coach Mike Blum back in 2016), Junior nationals(in both Greensboro, North Carolina, and Federal Way, Washington), US vs Japan junior meet (all star team), North American Challenge Cup, Division II NCAAs, and many more. Sean's stepfather was a swim coach and he's been training from various different organizations including his own club team, the San Gabriel Seagulls, UCSD, Rose Bowl Aquatics, and various other coaches during any all star meets he's attended. Sean will do my best to develop the age groupers to not only better themselves in swimming but help them with any future they may want to have with the sport. We have a plan set in motion to give them the success they deserve.

Kendal Casey

Assistant Coach

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