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Brian Brown Site Director
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Brian happily joins the Academy Bullets staff after very successful experiences as the Head Coach of Champs Swim Club and the Palatine Park District Swim Team, Co-Head Coach/Head Senior Coach of Cats Aquatic Team and a Senior/Elite coach with New Trier Swim Club. He has coached all levels of athletes from novice through elite. His accomplishments include having coached 9 Olympic Trials qualifiers in addition to multiple Senior National & Junior National qualifiers & finalists, along with countless Sectional, Zone, State, and Regional participants and finalists. While with Palatine, the team earned USA Swimming Club Excellence Silver Medal Status in each of his last 2 years. While with New Trier the team won the 2012 NCSA Junior National Men's Championship, the women finished 5th and the combined team finished 3rd overall.

Brian was an All-State Water Polo player at Lyons Township HS in La Grange, Illinois, and played Division 1 Water Polo at the University of Dayton, being named Team MVP and selected to the NCAA All-Midwest First Team. He has a teaching degree in Physical Education & Driver's Education and taught for 7 years at Northlake Middle School before leaving to coach swimming full-time, his true passion. He also has previously enjoyed coaching High School Basketball, Baseball and Water Polo as well as officiating IHSA Water Polo in the Spring. Brian lives in Palatine with wife Kelly and daughters Dayton & Tacy, along with their dog Flyer.

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