Brad Herndon was appointed head coach of the Quakers’ women’s swimming team in September 2018.
Herndon arrives at Guilford with extensive local swimming coaching experience, including serving as the Director of Swimming at the YMCA of Greensboro since 2011. In this position, he mentored one YMCA national champion, 30 finalists and 22 YMCA All-Americans. He also coached his team to the YMCA’s first regional championship in 2014 and was nominated for the YMCA National Coach of the Year in 2018.
Herndon’s YMCA teams have produced more than 20 student-athletes who have participated in collegiate swimming, including Guilford junior Carolyn O’Halloran.
No stranger to collegiate coaching, Herndon served as the head coach at Greensboro College for the 2005-06 season. He directed one swimmer to numerous school records and the program’s first NCAA qualification mark.
Herndon previously served as the head swim coach and manager of what is now Grandover Swim & Racquet Club from 1993-99 where he coached the team to six straight High Point City Meet championships.
A 1993 graduate of East Carolina University, Herndon earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education for grades K-12. He was also a four-year letter winner on the swimming team and served as team captain as a senior.
Herndon earned a Level IV certification from the American Swimming Coaches Association in 2011 and is also USA Swimming Certified. Among his other interests, he completed the 2012 Boston Marathon, plus four other marathons, three Full-Iron distance triathlons, and four Half-Iron distance triathlons.
The Quakers’ swim team will open its season at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Relay Meet at Washington and Lee University October 13.