Jersey City, N.J. – Saint Peter's University Director of Athletics Joe Quinlan has announced the appointment of Brie Von Rosendahl as men's and women's swimming and diving head coach/aquatics director.
"We are excited to welcome Brie Von Rosendahl to Saint Peter's as our new men's and women's swimming and diving head coach," said Quinlan. "Brie was a four-year letterwinner at Villanova and transitioned into coaching at the collegiate level at nearby Montclair State. I have great confidence in Brie's ability to lead our program and coach high achievers in the MAAC."
Von Rosendahl comes to Jersey City after serving as an assistant coach at Montclair State for the last three years. She helped the Red Hawks men's swimming team to an 18-22 dual meet record while the women's team went 18-15 in that span. Both the men's and women's swimming teams posted a winning record in 2013-14 in dual meets with the men finishing the year 8-6 and the women going 7-4 and finished second at the Metropolitan Championships among Division III teams. She also helped three men's swimmers qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships in the last two years.
"I am extremely excited for the opportunity to join the Saint Peter's athletic department," said Von Rosendahl. "Being from the area, I have been familiar with the excellence the swim program has demonstrated over the years and the chance to help continue that success is an honor. I hope to help these athletes not only become faster swimmers, but also well-rounded members of the community."
In addition to her coaching responsibilities at Montclair State, Von Rosendahl has also worked as a camp counselor and coach for camps at the University of Texas at Austin the last two summers and at Navy for the last three summers.
Von Rosendahl recorded a Division I NCAA B-Cut time in the 100 breaststroke with the Wildcats at the 2007 Big East Championships. She was also named to the Big East Academic All-Star team all four years.
Von Rosendahl graduated from Villanova in 2009 with a degree in communications. She then completed her Master's Degree at Montclair State in exercise science and physical education.A local product, she graduated from Verona High School and won the 100 breaststroke at the NJSIAA Championships in 2005.