Casey Brandt was introduced as the next aquatics center director and head coach for the men's and women's swimming programs in June 2016. Brandt brings a great deal of technical and developmental knowledge following 18 years of successful coaching experience with a proven ability to instruct and lead at the highest levels.
In addition to developing swimmers at the junior national and Olympic levels, he holds an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 certification.
No stranger to the Aquatics Center at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center, Brandt spent the last seven years as a head coach for the local swim club, Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC). He developed qualifiers at USA Swimming Sectionals, Junior Nationals, and Olympic trials as well as multiple Level AAAA standard achievers and state qualifiers.
The La Plata, Maryland native also owns and serves as the program director for the Seneca Swim School in Park Hall, Md., working to promote water safety, teach foundational technique, and support the competitive swim program.
He has worked with several other swim clubs in Maryland throughout his extensive career such as the Mariner Swim Club in Baltimore, the Carroll County YMCA in Westminster, and the Smallwood Village Swim Club in Waldorf. Brandt was named the Metropolitan Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year in 2006-07 when he served as the head age group coach at the Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics in New York, N.Y.
Following his collegiate career, Brandt was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Loyola College in Maryland, for the 1995-96 season.
Brandt was an accomplished swimmer for the Loyola Greyhounds from 1991 to 1995. He was named the Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the 1995 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Swimming & Diving Championships, leading the Greyhounds to the program's first MAAC team title as he scored 44 points in capturing the 200 individual medley (for the second consecutive year) and the 400 individual medley. Brandt gained team MVP honors as a sophomore and as a senior while serving as team captain during his last two seasons at Loyola.
He graduated from Loyola in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing. Brandt then pursued an M.S. in Theory, History, & Criticism of Art, Design, & Architecture from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, N.Y.) in 2001.