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February 1, 2014 Men's swimming edges Clark by one point, 131.5 to 130.5 In their final home meet of the season the Brandeis men picked up their first win at home in the newly renovated Linsey Pool.
January 18, 2014 Luk a triple winner, but Brandeis falls to Trinity Despite multiple wins from Brian Luk, Max Fabian and Joanna Murphy, the Judges lost at home to the Bantams.
December 8, 2013 Fabian sets pool record in 1650 free at WPI Junior Max Fabian turned in the Judges' top performance of the weekend at WPI's Gompei Invitational, winning the mile freestyle with a time of 16:33.50, a pool record and 17 seconds off an NCAA B cut.
December 7, 2013 Men's swimming turns in some fine performances on Day One of WPI Invitational Rookie Edan Zitelny (200 back) and junior Max Fabian (500 free) each had a silver-medal performance on Day One at WPI's Gompei Invitational.
November 22, 2013 Swimmers fall at Bentley despite fine performance from Fabian Junior Max Fabian had wins in the 1,000 and 500 freestyle events, setting a record against Bentley in latter.
November 16, 2013 Swimming and Diving Teams Fall to Wesleyan in First Home Meet Led by sophomore Brian Luk the men's swimming and diving team had the most competitive meet of their season falling 102-135 while the women, with only three swimmers competing, lost 35-217
Mike Kotch Mike Kotch Head Coach 781-736-2589

On July 11, 2011, Mike Kotch succeeded Jim Zotz as head coach of the Brandeis men's and women's swimming and diving teams, coming to Brandeis from nearby Regis College, where he served as head coach of swimming and diving since 2008. While at Regis, Kotch was instrumental in aiding Brandeis's program during the 2008-09 and '09-'10 seasons, when the Judges alternated practices in Weston and at cross-town institution Bentley University because of mechanical problems with the pool.

"Having worked with Mike in the past, I am confident he will be an outstanding fit at Brandeis," Sousa said. "He understands the challenges and rewards of coaching Division III and working with student-athletes who are among the best in the pool and in the classroom. Mike will be an asset to our program as he rebuilds the swimming and diving program."

"Everything about Coach Zotz and the Brandeis University swim program had been first class," Kotch said. "I look forward to the challenge of not only re-establishing the high standards that were set the first time around, but to hopefully being lucky enough to recruit young men and women over time that help surpass those high standards that are representative of the current Brandeis athletic department."

Kotch, in three years as head coach at Regis, developed 19 school-record holders and built the Pride men's program up from two swimmers in 2007. Kotch was Regis's staff liaison to their Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served on the College's Judicial Board. He also servs as treasurer for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA).

Kotch holds two degrees from Bentley, receiving his B.S. in Accountancy in 1998 and his M.B.A. in 2004. He served as the Falcons' assistant coach from 2002 to 2008, leading recruiting efforts, including two Division II All-Americans, and helping the team win 11 NEISDA championships between the men's and women's squads.

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