the lackluster facilities and be a part of the uni-
versity's great tradition of success in the pool.
to compete at the highest level. Sean does the
same thing today," said Matt Gianodis, '92,
who swam on Kevin's last team and was a
grad assistant under Sean from 1995-97. Gian-
odis is now in his 11th year as head coach of
men's swimming at Michigan State.
Gianodis said. "Even today, that really appeals
to kids. Coach Mac (Kevin) was the biggest in-
fluence for me professionally, and Sean is just
an extension of that influence."
stood on the 10-meter diving platform
senior, being wooed by the powerful Volun-
teers. He chose St. Bonaventure.
11 swimmers or swim coaches in the SBU Hall
of Fame. "But Kevin didn't focus on our facil-
ity. He said it wouldn't compromise our ability
to train as hard as anyone in the country. That
David vs. Goliath thought process really ap-
pealed to me."
You do the best with what you have and don't
whine about it because then you are just limit-
ing your horizons. We're going to define com-
mitment and that commitment might be
significantly greater than what you think you
are capable of doing."
They were a consistent power at the Eastern
in 1988 and finishing in the top four another
four times. Three of his swimmers qualified for
the NCAAs, and Kevin was named the Eastern
Coach of the Year three times (1986, 1988 and
Bona's," Paulsen said. "This was really a pro-
gram on the rise."
often given short shrift and conferences strug-
gled to run championship events for those
mates during a race at the 2014 A-10 Championships, won by the Bonnies for the
second year in a row and fifth time overall. BELOW: The Bonnies celebrate with the
2014 Atlantic 10 Championship trophy at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.