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Matt Coan
  • Junior
  • Free
  • Plantation, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Career Best Times:
Short Course (Yards)
50 Free - 21.69s (Penn State, 1/7/06)
100 Free - 46.99 (Purdue Invitational, 11/18-20/05)
200 Free - 1:39.15 (2006 SEC Championships)
500 Free - 4:25.18 (2006 SEC Championships)
1,000 Free - 9:12.08 (Penn State, 1/7/06)
1650 Free - 15:26.23 (2006 SEC Championships)
200 Back - 1:54.14 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
200 Breast - 2:07.29 (LSU, 1/12/06)
200 IM - 1:55.57 (Dallas Morning News Classic, 1/14/06)
(Long Course Meters)
100 Free - 52.84 (2004 Texas Senior Circuit Championships)
200 Free - 1:54.95 (2004 Texas Senior Circuit Championships)

National/International Competition: Participated in the 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals and placed 10th as member of 400-meter FR team (3:32.97)…Also swam in the 200 free…Swam in the 2002 U.S. Senior Nationals in the 800 free…Qualified for the finals in six events at the 2002 Junior Nationals…Swam in the 2001 U.S. Open and took 16th in the 400 free (4:08.16)…Also swam in the 200 free at that event.

At Florida:

2005-06: Competed in three events at the SEC Championships (2/15-18/06)…Placed eighth in the 1,650 free (15:26.23), 13th in the 500 free (4:25.18) and 16th in the 200 free (1:39.15)…Earned three All-SEC honors (1,650 free, 500 free and 100 free)…Took second-place in the 200 free (1:39.63) and 200 MR team (1:34.05) against Indian River C.C. (2/04/06)…Exhibitioned the 500 free (4:30.70) against IRCC…Won the consolation final in the 500 free (4:28.32) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (1/13-14/06)…Also placed eighth in the 200 free (1:39.61) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:55.67)…Finished second in the 200 free (1:40.12) and third in the 100 free (47.15) against LSU (01/12/06)…Swam in the 200 MR (1:34.63) and exhibitioned the 200 FR (1:24.97)…First in the 1,000 free (9:12.08) against Penn State…Also exhibitioned the 500 free (4:30.30) and 200 FR (1:24.93)…Finished sixth in the 200 free (1:41.24) and 500 free (4:35.44) against Florida State (11/11/05)…Exhibitioned the 200 FR (1:23.17)…Competed in seven events at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20/06)…Individually placed third in the 1,650 free (15:47.87), fourth in the 200 free (1:39.82) and 19th in the 100 free (46.99)…Also competed in the 500 free (4:33.71), 200 FR (1:23.93), 800 FR (6:43.53) and 400 FR (3:05.84)…Finished third in the 200 back (1:54.14) and exhibitioned the 200 FR (1:26.05) against Florida Atlantic (11/11/05)…Placed fourth in the 1,000 free (9:19.31) against Georgia (10/27/05)…Also finished fifth in the 500 free (4:31.99) and exhibitioned the 400 FR (3:00.36).

2004-05: Swam exhibition in the 200 (1:38.16), 500 (4:29.96) and 1,650 free (15:24.98) at the 2005 SEC Championships…Won the 100 free (46.17), took third in the 50 free (21.28) and swam exhibition on the 200 FR (1:30.87) vs. Indian River C.C. (2/5/05)…Third in the 500 free (4:31.55) against Tennessee (1/29/05)…Placed third on the 400 MR (3:20.10) squad and fifth in the 200 free (1:40.56) versus Virginia (1/28/05)…Swam exhibition as a member of the 200 FR (1:24.35) at Alabama (1/22/05)…Posted a first-place effort as a member of the 200 FR (1:24.80), a fifth-place finish in the 200 back (1:56.31) and a seventh-place finish in the 100 free (46.33) at TCU (1/15/05)…Touched the wall second in the 50 free (21.82), fourth in the 100 free (46.89) and swam exhibition in the 200 free (1:40.45), 400 FR (3:05.12) and 400 MR (3:25.73) at SMU (1/13/05)…Finished third as a member of the 800-meter FR (7:46.00), fourth as a member of the 400-meter FR (3:35.86), seventh on the 400-meter MR (4:02.10), 15th in the 1,500-meter free (16:21.73) and 20th in the 200-meter free (1:56.16) at the U.S. Open…Third at Florida State (11/16/04) in the 500 free (4:32.07), was the anchor of the third-place 400 MR (3:22.67) and swam exhibition in the 400 FR (3:09.27)…Took fourth on the 400 MR squad (3:21.60) and fifth-place in the 100 free (46.04) vs. Texas and South Carolina (11/12/04)…Raced the final leg of the 400 FR (3:06.26) at the Boilermaker Challenge…Anchored the fifth place 200 MR (1:35.98), helped the 400 FR team to fifth place (3:08.30) and swam exhibition in the 100 (47.70) and 200 free (1:41.02) versus Minnesota (10/29/04)…Notched a pair of fourth-place finishes vs. Georgia (10/28/04) in the 100 (46.78) and 1,000 free (9:24.88)…At Florida Atlantic (10/8/04), posted two second-place performances in the 100 (47.15) and 200 free (1:42.68).


2003-04:
Finished 10th at the SEC Championships in 1,650 free (15:39.09)…Also 18th in the 200 free (1:39.54) and 24th in 500 free (4:33.28)…Third in the 500 free (4:36.47) and fifth in 200 free (1:41.51) at Tennessee (1/31/04)…Third in 200-meter free (1:56.52) vs. Alabama (1/24/04)…Fourth as part of 400-meter FR team (3:33.75) vs. Auburn (1/23/04)…Fourth in 100 free (48.10) and 200 free (1:43.57) at TCU (1/17/04)…Second in 1,000 free (9:24.52) and third in 500 free (4:33.86) at Texas A&M (1/15/04)…Third in 1,650 free (15:55.28), the first time he competed in the event vs. Kentucky (1/3/04)…Also seventh in 100 free (48.25) at the meet…Competed in prelims at 2003 U.S. Open in 100-meter free (54.56) and 200-meter free (1:59.03)…Second in 1,000 free (9:31.46) and sixth in 200 back (1:59.51) at South Carolina (11/14/03)…Sixth in 100 free (47.85) and 200 free (1:43.20) at Georgia (11/13/03)…Swam 1:41.73 in 200 free (third) and 4:34.77 in 500 free (fourth) vs. Florida State (11/11/03)…Third as member of two relay teams at Michigan (10/31/01): 400-meter FR (3:38.48) and 400-meter MR (4:00.36)…Also seventh in 50-meter free (25.41)…Fourth as member of 400 FR team (3:10.82), fifth in 500 free (4:37.46) and sixth in 1,000 free (9:32.81) at Minnesota (10/30/03)…Swam anchor leg of 200 MR (1:31.94) team that took second, was fifth in 100 free (47.30) and sixth in 200 free (1:42.53) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

High School: Captured first in three events and second in another at the 2002 Florida 2A state meet…Won the 100 free (45.96), the 200 FR (1:26.72) and the 200 MR (1:36.47)…Took second in the 200 free with a time of 1:40.22…Won three events at the 2001 Florida state meet…Took home first in the 50 free (21.23), 200 FR (1:26.59) and the 400 FR (3:12.21)…Came in second in the 500 free (4:35.38)…Member of 200 FR that captured first place at the Florida state meet in 2000 (1:26.04) and 1999 (1:26.99)…His teams also took first in the 400 FR in 2000 (3:11.44) and 1999 (3:10.73)…A three-time NISCA All-American (50, 100 and 200 free)…Team captain at St. Thomas Aquinas…Three-time NISCA Academic All-American…Named All-Broward Country by the Miami Herald in 2002-03…Selected to the 2003 Junior National All-Star team in the 200 free.

Club: Ft. Lauderdale Swim Team…Coached by Jack Nelson.


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