Men's Swimming & Diving Coaches
Peter Brown joined the Brown staff as the Director of Swimming and Aquatics in the fall of 2001. He took over the position vacated by Matt Kredich, who resigned at the conclusion of the 2001 season.
The head men's swimming coach at Penn State University since 1984, Brown took over both the men's and women's swim programs in addition to managing and overseeing the Smith Swim Center as The Director of Aquatics.
While at Penn State, he earned Big Ten Coach of the Year Honors in 1999 after guiding the men's team to it's first Big Ten Title, a school record 10-1 record, and its first top-20 finish in the NCAA Championships.
After seven solid seasons in the Big Ten, Brown's team broke through at the 1998 Conference Championships, finishing a school-best third place. That same year, Brown reached a career milestone when he became the first coach in Penn State men's swimming history to reach the 100-victory plateau.
In addition to his team's successes in the pool, Brown stressed excellence in the classroom. His teams achieved Team Academic All-America honors eight times and every year from 1991-97 and he has also coached nine different Academic All-Americans.
Before arriving at Penn State, Brown coached at Old Dominion, where he was named the Virginia Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1983-84. Prior to joining the Old Dominion staff as coach and aquatics director, Brown was the assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at Delaware from 1981-83. He also served as the Blue Hens' diving coach.
His other coaching experience includes two years as a graduate assistant at UCLA (1976-78), head age group coach of the Foxcatcher A.A.U. Swimming Club in Philadelphia (1978-81) and as a swimming and country club head coach in California and Illinois.
He has co-authored several articles on the stroking characteristics of international level swimmers. In 1992, he was part of a research team that traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to videotape and analyze swimming events at the Olympic Games. Brown was awarded a master's degree in kinesiology from UCLA in 1978. He graduated with highest honors from Illinois in 1975 with a B.S. in physical education.
Channing Kimball joined the Brown swimming and diving staff as the diving coach in September of 2010. Kimball comes to College Hill after spending three years as a diving coach at Alma College in Alma, Michigan.
In her three years at Brown, Kimball has led the Bears to personal best scores and higher conference finishes on the boards. She coached diver Jon Feldman to a 7th place finish on the 1-meter board at the 2011 Ivy League Championship, as well as a 9th place finish on the 1-meter board at the 2012 Ivy League Championship. Feldman also competed in the NCAA Zone A Meet during both of those seasons, finishing in14th place on the 1-meter in 2011.
During her time at Alma College, Kimball coached the 2010 MIAA champion in the men’s 1-meter and 3-meter events, as well as the 2010 MIAA 3rd place finisher in the women’s 3-meter. She also took both of these divers to the 2010 NCAA Division III NCAA meet in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they finished in the top 16 on both boards and were awarded All-American honors.
Kimball was a four-year letter winner at the University of Wyoming, graduating with a B.S. in Business Management in 2004, and served as captain of the swimming and diving team during her junior and senior seasons. In 2003, she received the program’s Most Inspirational Award and was named the Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week in January. Kimball was named an Academic All-American from 2001-2004 and also served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee throughout her college career.
Kimball's experience extends beyond collegiate coaching, as she has also served as a diving coach at the Longhorns Diving Camp for the past three summers, as well as the Army Diving Camp in 2011 and 2012. In May of 2011, she traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a Team Leader with USA Diving. Currently, Kimball is completing her Masters Degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University.
Kristy Fuzellier, the former Kristy Martin, joined the Brown coaching staff in the fall of 2007 after spending two seasons as an Assistant Coach at MIT. While at MIT during the 2006 and 2007 season, Fuzellier was instrumental in helping the Engineers earn three Top 20 team finishes at the NCAA Championship, four NEWMAC runner-up titles, and over 20 All-America performances. Prior to MIT, Fuzellier served as the Head Coach for the Martinsville High School Swim Team in Indiana during the 2003-2004 season. She also worked with the Bloomington Swim Club and at the Indiana University Swim Camp. Fuzellier graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology where she was a top-three finisher in the Big Ten Championships in the 200 Butterfly and 400 IM. Fuzellier earned honors as an Academic All-American and was an NCAA qualifier in the 200 Butterfly, 200 IM and 400 IM. Fuzellier also qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 200 Butterfly and finished in the top-16 multiple times at the US Open.
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Katie Haron joined the Brown swimming and diving staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2012. Haron, a native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, returns to the Ocean State after spending the past five years in Tempe, Arizona, bringing with her a wealth of swimming experience and knowledge.
A 2011 graduate of Arizona State University, Haron spent the past year working as the head coach of the high school training group and the assistant Age Group coach for Sun Devil Aquatics, a nationally ranked swim club. She was a four-year member of the women’s varsity swimming and diving team, and earned a letter for her performances during each season. Haron received All-American honors in 2011 after competing for the Sun Devils at the NCAA Championship meet, and was also a member of the school record breaking 200 medley relay team and the recipient of the 2011 Mona Plummer Award.
A kinesiology and pre-medicine major, Haron was named to both the Dean’s List and the Pac-10 All-Academic Team for three consecutive years. A registered EMT, she is an active volunteer, formerly working in the emergency room of Phoenix Children’s hospital and devoting her time and energy to a variety of other causes. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Brown with an expected graduation date of 2014.