July 20, 2007
Brown head men's and women's swimming coach Peter Brown has announced the hiring of Craig Nisgor as an assistant coach. Nisgor joins the Brown staff after spending the past four seasons at the University of Alabama, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
While at Alabama, the Crimson Tide experienced a great deal of success as he helped coach the 2005 and 2007 NCAA champion in the 200 breaststroke, the 2006 world champion in the 200 breaststroke and 22 All-Americans. During his four-year tenure, Alabama also had three top-15 men's and two top-25 women's finishes at the NCAA Championships. In addition to his coaching responsibilities he was instrumental in securing Alabama's largest recruiting classes the past two seasons.
From 2000-2003 Nisgor was with Davidson College, where he was the head assistant coach for the men's and women's programs. During his tenure with Davidson, the Wildcats broke 19 school records and posted 40% of the program's all-time top-10 performances. Prior to Davidson, he served as head assistant coach at American University for the 2000 season and as an assistant coach at Virginia in 1999.
While at Virginia he assisted in coaching both the men and women to ACC titles that season and a pair of top-15 NCAA finishes. He also helped coach Virginia's first-ever NCAA Champion in the 200 butterfly. In addition he worked with world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Ed Moses, the 1999 NCAA Runner-up in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
Nisgor was a graduate assistant men's coach at Ball State from 1996-98 and started his coaching career at his alma mater, Buffalo, during the1995-96 season. In addition to collegiate coaching, Nisgor was head coach of the Ken-Ton YMCA swim team in Kenmore, NY (1995-96) and an assistant coach for the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club.
Nisgor earned a bachelor's degree in exercise studies with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Buffalo in 1996. He went on to earn a master's degree in athletic administration from Ball State in 1998.