|College:||St. Bonaventure '05|
|Years at St. Bonaventure:||Entering Fourth Season|
Seth Johnson enters his fourth season in 2012-13 as the head
coach of the St. Bonaventure women's swimming team. A 2005 graduate
of St. Bonaventure, Johnson bring a plethora of experience to his
alma mater, including 14 Atlantic 10 gold medals.
Johnson took over the program following the 2008-09 season and has gradually turned it into an A-10 contentor. In the 2010-11 season, he guided the Bonnies to a fourth-place finish, well ahead of its preseason predicted finish. Last year, SBU finished seventh, but Johnson returns many core members for the 2012-13 campaign.
Prior to taking over the Bonaventure program following the 2008-09 season, Johnson worked at Olean High School for four years. While at Olean, the Frewsburg, N.Y. native served as the Aquatics Director and an assistant coach for the boys and girls swimming teams.
Under his watch, Johnson helped guide the girls team to a 54-6 record over his four years and the boys team to a 24-6 record during his two seasons with the squad. Johnson led the girls to three county championships and two undefeated seasons. With the help of Johnson, five of his girls advanced to the individual state meet qualifiers, with four of them qualifying for the state finals. In his two years working with the boys squad, he helped two of them advance to the individual state meet qualifiers.
During his undergraduate time at St. Bonaventure, Johnson was one the top swimmers in program history. He still holds the program record in the 50-yard freestyle (20.45), which he set back in 2001-02 during his freshman season. Johnson was a two-time All-Conference swimmer, including his freshman season when he was named the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie. In his four Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships, Johnson captured 14 gold medals, including two in the 50-free.