The team took fourth in the consolation heat of the event
NC State sits fifth overall in the meet following the first day of action
NC State will host the All-North Carolina Invitational, Oct. 5-6 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center
Men's swimming welcomes six additions to the program
Taylor will assist mainly with the distance, individual medley, and stroke aspects, and will also help with recruiting responsibilities.
Sprint and development specialist Todd DeSorbo enters his fourth season as part of the NC State swimming and diving program. As associate head coach, DeSorbo oversees recruiting, training and day-to-day program operations. He was named associate head coach on July 11, 2011.
In the 2014-15 season, DeSorbo saw Simonas Bilis become the first male in the ACC to break 19 seconds in the 50 freestyle, as well as sweep the sprint freestyle events at the ACC Championships, collecting gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. Bilis also earned All-America honors in all three events, including a runner-up finish in the 100 and a third-place finish in the 50. Among the men’s squad, he also helped to coach Ryan Held and David Williams to a combined five All-ACC and three All-America honors in all three sprint free events. On the women’s side DeSorbo guided Riki Bonnema to an ACC Championship title and an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 50 free. He also helped guide all five relays the men competed in at NCAAs, as well as the women’s 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the NCAAs, to All-America honors.
The Wolfpack swimmers flourished under DeSorbo's tutelage in 2013-14, as the Pack had strong results in the sprint freestyle events, as well as each of the relays. On the men's side, Simonas Bilis captured All-America honors in the 50 and 100 free events, while David Williams also captured All-America honors in the 50 freestyle. In addition, DeSorbo guided the Pack's 400 freestyle relay team to a third-place performance at the NCAA Championships. Meanwhile, DeSorbo guided the Wolfpack women to All-American status in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay.
In his second season with the Wolfpack in 2012-13, DeSorbo guided Barrett Miesfeld to first-team All-America honors in the 100 butterfly and Jonathan Botha in the 100 freestyle. At the ACC Championships, DeSorbo coached Ian Bishop and Miesfeld to school records as the pair earned gold medals in the 100 breaststroke and Miesfeld in the 100 butterfly. A number of Pack swimmers earned NCAA "B" Cuts throughout the 2012-13 season in short distance events.
In 2011-12, DeSorbo's first season on head coach Braden Holloway's staff, he guided several Wolfpack swimmers to NCAA "B" Cuts and had five athletes qualify for the Olympic Trials in sprint freestyle events. DeSorbo also played an important role on the recruiting trail, where he assisted in the efforts of signing a top 25 class for the men's and women's squads, respectively.
Prior to coming to Raleigh, DeSorbo spent five seasons as the assistant coach at UNC Wilmington. At UNCW, DeSorbo assisted with all facets of the Seahawk program, including recruiting, student-athlete development and practice. During DeSorbo's tenure in Wilmington the Seahawk men won five of 10 straight CAA titles and the women finished in the top-three of the conference every year. The UNCW men's and women's 200 sprint freestyle relays both set CAA conference records, and the women's sprinters won every 200 sprint freestyle relay over the past two seasons.
Student-athletes directly under his tutelage set 35 school records, earned 100 all-conference honors, won 32 individual and relay conference championships, and collected 80 top-three conference finishes. Two student-athletes also qualified for NCAA competition under his direction.
Prior to joining the UNCW staff full-time, DeSorbo served as the head swim coach for the Cape Fear Aquatic Club from 2005-07, and was a graduate assistant at UNCW from 1999-2000.
DeSorbo began his collegiate swimming career at Kentucky before transferring to UNCW in 1998-99. As a senior at UNCW, DeSorbo was named CAA Championships Swimmer of the Meet in 1999 after winning titles in the 200 backstroke, and both the 200 and 400 individual medley. He set school records in both the 200 and 400 individual medley, and made the All-ECAC team in 1999 by winning the 400 individual at the Eastern Championships.
DeSorbo holds two accounting degrees from UNCW, earning a bachelor's degree in 1999 and a master's degree in 2000. A native of Salisbury, N.C., DeSorbo is married to Lauren Suggs. They have one son, Jack (5) and one daughter, Cate (2).