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Matt Coan

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CLASS
SR
Hometown
Plantation, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Experience
4L
School

Four-time All-SEC

Career Best Times:
Short Course (Yards)
50 Free - 21.29 (Auburn, 1/19/07)
100 Free - 46.65 (Auburn, 1/19/07)
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)
400 Free - 4:05.28p (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

National/International Competition:
Swam the 200 (1:56.29) and 400-meter free (4:05.28) at the 2006 U.S. ConocoPhillips Nationals … Participated in the 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals and placed 10th as member of 400-meter FR team (3:32.97) … Also swam the 200 free … Swam the 800-meter free at the 2002 U.S. Senior Nationals … Qualified for 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 the 200 free at that event.

At Florida:
2006-07: Took third in the 200 free (1:40.53) versus FAU (1/27), while also notching a fourth-place finish in the 100 free (46.97) in the Gators’ victory … Recorded third-place finishes in the 200 (1:40.58) and 500 free (4:30.70) against Tennessee (1/26) … Placed fourth in the 200 free against Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) with a time of 1:41.72 … Established a new career best in the 50 free (21.29) en route a seventh-place finish in the event versus Auburn (1/19) … Also placed sixth in the 100 free with a career-best time of 46.65 against the Tigers … Raced to a fourth-place finish in the 50 free (21.34) versus Indian River CC (1/13) … Earned runner-up status in the 200 free (1:40.79) and exhibitioned the 500 free (4:35.54) in the Virginia meet (1/12) … Finished 20th in the 500 free (4:34.38) at the Texas Invitational (11/30-12/2) … Also competed in the 50 free (21.51), 100 free (47.99) and 200 free (1:42.09) in Austin … Swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:42.17) against Florida State (11/21) … Placed fourth in the 500 free (4:39.66) and sixth in the 200 free (1:41.98) versus Minnesota (10/27) … Finished sixth in the 50 free (21.70) and eighth in the 100 free (47.62) in the Gators’ dual meet with Georgia (10/26) … Took runner-up honors in the 200 free (1:41.56) as Florida swept the first three spots in the event against LSU (10/19) … Placed third in the 50 free with a time of 21.43, and added a fifth-place finish in the 100 free (47.21), against Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: Competed in three events at the SEC Championships (2/15-18) … 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 … Took second place in the 200 free (1:39.63) and as part of the 200 MR team (1:34.05) against Indian River CC (2/4) … 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) … 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 (1/12) … 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 (1/7) … 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 (11/22) … Exhibitioned the 200 FR (1:23.17) … Competed in seven events at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20) … 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) … Placed fourth in the 1,000 free (9:19.31) against Georgia (10/27) … 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 (2/16-19) … 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 CC (2/5) … Third in the 500 free (4:31.55) against Tennessee (1/29) … Placed third on the 400 MR (3:20.10) squad and fifth in the 200 free (1:40.56) versus Virginia (1/28) … Swam exhibition as a member of the 200 FR (1:24.35) at Alabama (1/22) … 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) … 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 (12/2-4) … Third at Florida State (11/16) 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) … Raced the final leg of the 400 FR (3:06.26) at the Boilermaker Challenge (11/5-6) … 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) … 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), posted second-place performances in the 100 (47.15) and 200 free (1:42.68).

2003-04: Finished 10th at the SEC Championships (2/25-28) in 1,650 free (15:39.09) … Also 18th in the 200 free (1:39.54) and 24th in the 500 free (4:33.28) … Third in the 500 free (4:36.47) and fifth in the 200 free (1:41.51) at Tennessee (1/31) … Third in the 200-meter free (1:56.52) vs. Alabama (1/24) … Fourth as part of the 400-meter FR team (3:33.75) vs. Auburn (1/23) … Fourth in the 100 free (48.10) and the 200 free (1:43.57) at TCU (1/17) … Second in the 1,000 free (9:24.52) and third in the 500 free (4:33.86) at Texas A&M (1/15) … Third in the 1,650 free (15:55.28), the first time he competed in the event, vs. Kentucky (1/3) … Also seventh in the 100 free (48.25) at the meet … Competed in prelims at 2003 U.S. Open (12/4-6) in the 100-meter free (54.56) and the 200-meter free (1:59.03) … Second in the 1,000 free (9:31.46) and sixth in the 200 back (1:59.51) at South Carolina (11/14) … Sixth in the 100 free (47.85) and 200 free (1:43.20) at Georgia (11/13) … Swam 1:41.73 in the 200 free (third) and 4:34.77 in the 500 free (fourth) vs. Florida State (11/11) … Third as member of two relay teams at Michigan (10/31): 400-meter FR (3:38.48) and 400-meter MR (4:00.36) … Also seventh in the 50-meter free (25.41) … Fourth as member of the 400 FR team (3:10.82), fifth in the 500 free (4:37.46) and sixth in the 1,000 free (9:32.81) at Minnesota (10/30) … Swam anchor leg of the 200 MR (1:31.94) team that took second, was fifth in the 100 free (47.30) and sixth in the 200 free (1:42.53) at the Florida Invitational (10/18).

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.

Personal:
Born March 13, 1985, in Plantation, Fla. … Son of John and Lana Coan … Brother, Kyle, is a freshman on the Florida swim team … His uncle, Andy, won the 100 free at the 1975 World Championships and was a five-time NCAA champion at Tennessee … Chose Florida because of its excellent swimming and academic opportunities … Also considered Auburn and Tennessee … Lists hobbies as camping and fishing … Majoring in building construction and geology.

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