Aug. 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts announced today the hiring of Mark Liscinsky as an assistant coach with the program for the 2013-14 season.
"We are ecstatic to welcome Mark and his family to the Naval Academy," said Roberts. "He is eager to get going as we look forward to seeing Mark put his own stamp on the success of the program similar to his predecessor, Chris Maiello (now the head coach at North Dakota)."
"I am extremely excited to join the Navy swimming staff! The unique task of recruiting well-rounded student athletes that will compete for the Academy and continue on to serve our country will be an honor. I'm focused on continuing the Navy swimming traditions and adding my knowledge and experience to help the men's team climb to the national level. I'd like to thank Coach Roberts and the team for giving me this opportunity," said Liscinsky.
Liscinsky spent the last seven seasons as the head assistant coach for the American University men's and women's teams. Serving as the sprint group coach for the overall program, his swimmers combined to set seven school records and win four event titles at Patriot League Championship meets under his guidance.
In addition to his duties at the school, Liscinsky also served as the head coach of the Washington Golf and Country Club team for six summers (2007-12). His teams won a trio of (Washington, D.C.) Country Club Swim & Dive Association titles -- 2009 (undefeated record, first title in 50 years), 2010 (undefeated record) and 2012 -- and placed second once over his last four seasons.
A 2004 graduate of American himself, Liscinsky was a highly decorated swimmer in his own right. He set school records in five events -- four of which remain program records -- was tabbed as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2000 and as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year in 2002 and 2003. Liscinsky totaled 10 CAA Championship meet event titles (five individual event, five relay event) as a freshman and sophomore before adding 12 Patriot League Championship meet titles (six individual event, six relay event) as a junior and senior. A versatile swimmer, he accrued victories in five different individual events and in five different relay events. Additionally, despite competing in the Patriot League for only two seasons, his 12 titles ranked fourth in league history at the end of his career and, a decade later, still ranks sixth all time.
On the national stage, Liscinsky competed in the NCAA Championship Meet as a senior, was a finalist in multiple events at the U.S. Senior Nationals, qualified for three U.S. Olympic Team Trials and was a member of the U.S. team that took part in the 2003 World University Games.