DIRECTOR OF SWIMMING & DIVING OPERATIONS 26TH YEAR AUBURN (1995)
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR /THIRD YEAR AUBURN (2008)
After spending 23 seasons in various positions with the Auburn swimming and diving teams, Tom Healey resumed the duties of Director of Swimming and Diving Operations at the start of the 2008-09 season.
Bryan Lundquist is in his second year as an operations coordinator with the Auburn swimming and diving team. A native of Marietta, Ga., Lundquist swam at Auburn from 2003-07, helping the Tigers to four SEC team championships and four NCAA team championships.
Healey first came to Auburn as an assistant coach to John Asmuth, beginning with the 1985-86 season. During his time as an assistant, he was responsible for recruiting, on-deck coaching and various administrative duties, including team travel.
A sprint freestyler and butterflier, Lundquist tallied 15 All-America honors while winning three NCAA titles and four SEC titles.
When David Marsh took over the Tiger teams in 1990, Healey assumed the roles of a student assistant until he finished his degree from Auburn in 1995, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in sport management and recreation. He then worked as a graduate assistant under Marsh until completing his masterâ€™s degree in higher educaiton administration in 1999. From 1999 until 2008, Healey worked in various capacities as a volunteer assistant coach under Marsh and Richard Quick, serving as the meet director for home meets in the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. In that time he worke the United States Swimming Junior Nationals as the Co-Meet Director, United States Open swim meet and the NCAA Swimming Championships. It was in 1995 that Healey took an active role with the Friends of Auburn Swimming Alumni Group, maintaining relationships with a base of more than 600 alumni from the Auburn swimming and diving program. He coordinated annual reunions while also helping to raise funds for the Ralph Crocker Scholarship Fund. Before coming back to Auburn full-time, Healey worked with the Alabama Sports Festival in Montgomery as a director of operations. He was in charge of recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the sports festival in which more than 8,000 athletes participate in more than 20 different events. The Scranton, Pa., native got his start in swimming as a teenager, helping his uncle coach summer league teams. He got his first full-time coaching job in 1970 with the Starlit Aquatic Club in Fairfax,Va. He worked as an assistant coach with the team until 2002. Staying in the northern Virginia area, Healey then took a job with the Solotar Swim Team, working first as an assistant from 1972-80 before taking over as head coach from 1980-85. While with the team, he oversaw the training and development of more than 500 swimmers. The team trained a five different pools and utilized 20 assistant coaches in the program.
In July, Lundquist became the first American swimmer to ever record a sub-23 second time in the 50m butterfly. He set the new record time of 22.91 during the opening leg of the 100m fly A Finals at the 2009 Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Sectional Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. In April 2008, Lundquist swam the second leg of the World Champion 4x100 free relay at the FINA World Championships, setting a new world record with a time of 3:08.44. A 2008 Olympic Trials finalist in the 50m freestyle, Lundquist graduated with a bachelor of science degree in building construction in December 2008. As the operations coordinator, Lundquist will assist with the day-to-day operations of the swimming and diving team and help with the recruiting of future athletes.
CHILELLI GRADUATE ASSISTANT / SECOND YEAR MASSACHUSETTS (2009)
David Chilelli is in his second year as the graduate assistant with the Auburn Swimming and Diving team. Among his duties, he helps with travel, swimming and diving operations and recruiting. Chilelli also assists in videotaping, budget control and team management., while serving as a masters swimming coach. Chilelli graduated in May 2009 from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelorâ€™s degree in sport management and a minor in economics. The Old Town, Maine, native graduated Magna Cum Laude from the commonwealth honors college. During his collegiate career, Chilelli served a two-year internship with the New England Patriots. In the fall of 2008, he also was an intern with the Auburn Swimming and Diving team.
Since 2002, Healey has been involved with the Auburn Masters Swim Team. During his time with the nationally-ranked masters team, he has seen numerous national records fall and taken the team to several national championships.
2010-11 Auburn Swimming & Diving Guide