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     Braden Holloway
    Braden Holloway

    Hometown:
    Baton Rouge, La.

    Position:
    Head Coach

    Alma Mater:
    NC State '01


    10/18/2014

    NC State Men Earn Thrilling Victory Against Georgia

    Wolfpack men set the pool record in 400 free relay to clinch the win

    10/16/2014

    Swimming & Diving Set to Open Home Slate Saturday Against Georgia

    Nine members of the women's team is set to travel to Dallas, Texas for Dallas Morning Classic

    10/04/2014

    Pack Wins Third Straight All-NC Invitational

    The Wolfpack wins 32 of the 38 events contested throughout the weekend

    10/03/2014

    Wolfpack Shines on Day One of All-North Carolina Invite

    NC State sits in first-place in the men's and women's competition

    10/02/2014

    NC State Set to Kick-Off the 2014-15 Season at All-North Carolina Invite

    The Wolfpack opens the season at the two-day event beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m., and Saturday at 10 a.m.

    ACC Men's Coach of the Year (2013)
    Career Record at NCSU: 29-15-1 (Men: 19-11-1) (Women: 21-14)

    Braden Holloway, a five-time All-America selection and 2001 graduate of NC State, enters his fourth season as head coach of the Wolfpack swimming and diving program. He was named to the position on June 29, 2011, by Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow.

    In three seasons at NC State, Holloway's tenure has been full of success. Overall, Holloway has captured the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men's Coach of the Year honors, coached 43 All-ACC performers, 26 individual All-America selections, five ACC Individual Champions and eight ACC Relay Champions. Holloway's squad has also thrived in the classroom in his time in Raleigh, as 72 members of his squads have been placed on the ACC Academic Honor Roll, 23 student-athletes have been named to the All-ACC Academic Team and one member on the Capital One Academic All-District Team.

    In 2013-14, both the Wolfpack men's and women's squad each finished in the top 16 at the NCAA Championships, marking the first time in program history that each squad finished in the top-16 in the same season. After posting a 5-5 mark during the regular season, the men's team posted the highest finish for the program since the 1995-96 campaign with a second-place finish at the ACC Championships, while also posting a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships to mark the program's highest finish since the 1978-79 campaign. After a regular season that saw the squad tally a 6-5 mark, the Wolfpack women finished fourth at the ACC Championships to mark its highest placement since the 1992-93 season. At the NCAA Championships, the women posted a 16th-place finish for its best finish since the 1981-82 campaign. Overall, the men's squad saw nine swimmers earn All-American honors and seven women earned All-America status.

    The 2012-13 campaign saw Holloway earn ACC Men's Coach of the Year honors, as the men capped the season with a 5-4-1 overall record and the women finished with a 7-4 mark. His men's squad capped the season with a top-15 finish at the NCAA Championships, the program's highest finish since the 1978-79 campaign. The finish also marked the highest among all ACC schools. The men's squad boasted eight individuals who claimed All-American honors at the NCAA Championships, while diver Hannah Hopkins of the women's squad claimed her second consecutive All-America honors on platform. The women finished the season with a 37th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. In his first full recruiting class, Holloway brought in a class that was ranked among the top-25 for men and women, according to CollegeSwimming.com.

    The Pack enjoyed a tremendous amount of success throughout Holloway's inaugural season in 2011-12, as the men's team finished with a 9-2 overall ledger and the women finished with an 8-5 mark. The men's squad completed the regular season second in the ACC standings, while five athletes within the program garnered All-ACC honors. State was represented by Jonathan Boffa and Hopkins at the NCAA Championships, as Hopkins placed seventh on the platform competition en route to earning All-America honors.

    
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Holloway spent seven seasons on the coaching staff at Virginia Tech, including as associate head coach since 2008. His tenacity as recruiting coordinator helped revitalize the Hokies program, as his 2009-10 men's and women's signing classes were both nationally ranked by CollegeSwimming.com - a first for the program. The Hokies consistently improved under his tutelage, combining to set more than 30 new school records and obtaining more than 20 All-Americans and 15 ACC Champions throughout his tenure.

    Prior to his stint at Virginia Tech, Holloway was an assistant coach at The University of the South from 2003-04. During that time he coached Matthew Martelli to All-America honors, while seven student-athletes won individual titles and the team established four school records.

    
Holloway enjoyed an illustrious collegiate career at State. He lettered with the Pack from 1998-2001, winning back-to-back ACC titles in the 100 backstroke in 2000-01, collecting all-conference honors all four years and setting an ACC record. A five-time All-American, he was ranked internationally in backstroke events and was an Olympic Trials qualifier for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2002.


    His swim in the 100 backstroke from 2000 ranks as the fourth fastest swim in program history, as he owns a total of four all-time top-10 marks in individual action.

    
A two-time Academic All-American, Holloway graduated from State in 2001 with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management, serving as the commencement speaker for the College of Natural Resources. He completed his master's degree in education at Virginia Tech in the summer of 2007. 


    A native of Baton Rouge, La., Holloway is married to former State swimmer Mary Mittendorf, who still holds four all-time top-10 marks in the Wolfpack record book. The Holloways have three children, daughter Blythe Marie, son Ethan Robert and daughter Brynn Elizabeth.

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