HEAD COACH HAWKE
HAWKE HEAD COACH / SECOND YEAR / AUBURN ‘10
Brett Hawke looks to bring the 2010-11 Auburn Swimming and Diving team to a new level as he enters his second year at the helm of the program. During his first full season as head coach, Hawke led the men’s program to its 16th SEC title and its record 14th-straight conference championship in 2010. During the 2010 conference meet, Auburn swimmers recorded seven individual titles and five relay titles. Under Hawke’s direction as co-head coach in 2009, the Auburn men came away with their eighth national title, capturing the 2009 Men’s Swimming and Diving NCAA Championship. During the three-day event, Auburn recorded 54 All-America honors and had one individual and four relay champions. The Tigers also set three US Open, three NCAA and 17 school records en route to the title. Hawke returned to The Plains in the summer of 2006 as an assistant coach for the program. Hawke, a native of Sydney, Australia, was a 17time All-American swimmer for Auburn from 1997 to 1999. As a member of the coaching staff, Hawke works directly with the Auburn sprinters. Under his direction, Cesar Cielo provided one of the top highlights from the 2008 NCAA Championships as he became the fastest swimmer in the world with his 18.47 in the 50 free. What made the mark even more impressive was not that he did it once, but he reached the mark three times. He won the 50 free with a time of 18.52 after qualifying with an 18.79 in the preliminary. His time of 18.47 came as the 200 free relay leadoff. In all, Auburn sprinters won six All-America honors with Cielo sweeping the 50 and 100 freestyle titles in 2008. He also became the first swimmer to break the 41-second barrier in the 100 free with a 40.92. For his efforts, Cielo was named the NCAA Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row. During the 2009 World Championships, Hawke served as an assistant coach with the Brazilian national team and coached Cielo to two gold medals in the 50 and 100 freestyles. Cielo became the fastest swimmer in the world in the 100 free when he touched the wall in
46.91. Other Tiger sprinters medaling at the championships were Fred Bousquet (silver – 50 free, bronze – 100 free, 4x100 free relay) and Matt Targett (silver – 50 fly, bronze – 4x100 medley relay). Hawke also had the opportunity to coach Cielo at the 2008 Olympic Games. Serving once again as an assistant coach with the Brazilian national team, Hawke mentored the South American star as he won a bronze in the 100m free and a gold in the 50m free with an Olympic record time of 21.30. Other Auburn sprinters trained by Hawke at the 2008 Olympics included Matt Targett, Fred Bousquet, Jakob Andkjaer and Alexei Puninski. Targett and Bousquet both brought home medals after their performance on relay teams.
Head coach Brett Hawke with his family: wife Trudi, daughter Kirra, son Koby and twins Yasmin and Lily.
2010-11 Auburn Swimming & Diving Guide