- 6x ACC Men’s Coach of the Year (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- 2017 ACC Women’s Coach of the Year
- 4 NCAA Relay Champions
- 4 NCAA Individual Champions
- 5 Men's Team ACC Championships
- 2 Women's Team ACC Championships
- 330 All-America selections
- 54 ACC Individual Champions
- 38 ACC Relay Champions
- Career Record at NC State: 96-39-1 [Men: 47-14-1 | Women: 49-25]
- Completed Seasons at NC State: 8
Braden Holloway, a five-time All-American and 2001 graduate of NC State was named head coach of the Wolfpack swimming and diving program on June 29, 2011, by Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow.
Since being named to the position, Holloway’s tenure has been full of success. Holloway captured the 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Coach of the Year honors, as well as the 2017 ACC Women’s Coach of the Year honor. He has coached the Wolfpack to 295 All-ACC performances, 330 All-America performances, 54 ACC individual titles, and 38 ACC relay gold medals.
Holloway’s program has also thrived in the classroom, as he has seen 122 ACC Honor Roll selections and 107 student-athletes named to the All-ACC Academic Team. He has also seen two members of his teams earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Team status, four be named ACC Scholar-Athletes of the Year, and one receive the National Academic Momentum Award.
Holloway's teams enjoyed tremendous success during the 2018-19 season as the Wolfpack men and women swept the ACC Championships team titles for the second time in three years, with the Pack men winning their fifth-straight conference crown. The Wolfpack women won a total of 11 event titles at the conference meet, setting the program record for the most single-season conference titles. The men picked up a total of 17 podium finishes, including five gold medals, and Coleman Stewart was honored as ACC Meet Co-MVP after racking up two individual titles and breaking a pair of ACC records at the meet.
Both teams went on to tie program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships as the women placed seventh and the men secured their fourth team trophy and podium finish in a row with their fourth-place finish at the national meet. Senior captain Andreas Vazaios won a national title in the 200 butterfly, making it four seasons in a row under Holloway's leadership that at least one of the men's swimmers have been crowned a national champion.
The 2017-18 season was highlighted by NC State’s first NCAA Individual Swimming Champion since 2006 as Coleman Stewart won the 100 backstroke at the national meet. Anton Ipsen (1,650 freestyle) and Andreas Vazaios (200 butterfly) also captured first-place finishes at the 2018 NCAA Championships, giving the Pack three individual titles for the first time in program history. The Wolfpack’s relay teams set NCAA, U.S. Open, and American records to win both the 800 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. The five titles and 31 All-America performances led NC State’s men to their third straight fourth-place finish. The finish capped off another successful season during which the Wolfpack men became ACC Champions for the fourth year in a row, led by ACC Most Valuable Swimmer Ryan Held and ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Year Andreas Vazaios. The Wolfpack won four of the five relay events and 10 of 13 individual races.
Holloway also led NC State to one of the most successful combined seasons in program history in 2016-17, as he coached both the men and the women to ACC team titles. The championship win was the third in a row for the men and the women’s first since 1980. The Wolfpack women went on to earn their highest finish in program history at the NCAA Championships, ending the season by placing seventh with 25 All-America honors and a national runner-up finish from Alexia Zevnik in the 200 backstroke. The men won a national title in the 800 freestyle relay and saw 11 swimmers collect 35 All-America honors.
NC State has found unparalleled success throughout Holloway’s career, beginning with his inaugural season in 2011-12. By the 2012-13 campaign, Holloway had earned the first conference Coach of the Year honors of his Wolfpack career and led the men to the highest finish since the 1978-79 season. In 2013-14, both the Wolfpack’s men’s and women’s squads finished in the top 16 at the NCAA Championships for the first time in NC State history.
The 2014-15 campaign saw Holloway and his staff guide the men’s team to an undefeated regular season and its 25th ACC Championship title. Both the men and the women finished in the top 20 of the national rankings, marking the first time in program history that both squads earned back-to-back top 20 finishes. The first national title of Holloway’s career came in 2015-16 with the men winning the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships. That season, he won ACC Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year for the third time in five years.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Holloway spent seven seasons on the coaching staff at Virginia Tech, serving as associate head coach from 2008 until his arrival at NC State. His tenacity as recruiting coordinator helped revitalize the Hokies program, as his 2009-10 men’s and women’s singing classes were both nationally ranked by CollegeSwimming.com, a first for the program.
Holloway was an assistant coach at The University of the South from 2003-04. During that stint, he coached Matthew Martelli to All-America honors, while seven student-athletes won individual titles.
Holloway enjoyed an illustrious collegiate career at NC State. He lettered with the Wolfpack from 1998 to 2001, winning back-to-back ACC titles in the 100 backstroke in 2000 and 2001. He collected All-ACC honors all four years of his career and set an ACC record. A five-time All-American, he was ranked internationally in backstroke events and was an Olympic Trials qualifier for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2002 to be honored as one of the conference’s top swimmers.
A two-time Academic All-American, Holloway graduated from NC State in 2001 with a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management, serving as the commencement speaker for the College of Natural Resources. He completed his master’s degree in education at Virginia Tech in the summer of 2007.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Holloway is married to former NC State swimmer Mary Mittendorf. The Holloways have four children – daughter Blyth Marie, son Ethan Robert, daughter Brynn Elizabeth, and son Holden Jon.
Yahya Radman was named NC State diving head coach in October of 2014.
During the 2017-18 season, Radman helped two of his divers – Madeline Kline and James Brady – advance to the NCAA Championships. Under his guidance, Kline captured an ACC Championship on platform, and Brady earned a third-place finish on the three-meter board and reset the men’s program record. Five divers qualified for the NCAA Zone B Championships in what was an impressive year for the Wolfpack diving program under Radman’s tutelage.
Madeline Kline went on to repeat as ACC Champion on platform during the 2018-19 season.
In his first season with the Pack, Radman helped Rachel Mumma earn a coveted place on the USA Diving National Team for the 2015 Gwangju University World Games after she finished fourth in the one-meter competition at the USA Diving Winter National Championships. He was selected as the head women’s coach for the Gwangju Team USA, but he turned it down as he and his wife were expecting their second child that summer. Mumma became the first Team USA diving member in NC State history, as well as being one of three members to final in any event at the Games. Radman also guided Mumma to qualifying for all three events at the 2015 NCAA Championships, where she collected the first All-America mention of her career in the one-meter diving event.
Coached by Radman, Mumma went on to win an ACC title in the one-meter diving event during the 2015-16 season, the first diving title for the program since 2009.
Radman came to the Wolfpack after two seasons as the head diving coach at the University of Wyoming. In his time there, he coached a total of seven all-conference performers. Under his guidance, Derek Campbell claimed gold and silver in the three-meter and platform events, respectively, at the 2014 WAC Championships and was named WAC Diver of the Year. Radman also helped send five divers to the 2014 NCAA Zone E Diving Championships, the most representatives for the program since 2010.
Prior to his time at Wyoming, Radman spent two seasons (2010-12) as the assistant diving coach at Florida State. During the 2012 season, he assisted one ACC Champion, two runners up and three third-place finishers. As a team, the Seminoles sent eight student-athletes to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships. In addition, he assisted in coaching one All-American during the 2012 season.
Radman arrived at Florida State in time for the 2010 USA Diving Winter Nationals, where he assisted the Seminoles men to the team championship.
A native of Bloomington, Ind., Radman began his coaching career as an undergraduate volunteer assistant coach. He assisted in coaching six All-Americans and three Olympians at Indiana. As a volunteer assistant, he helped coach the 2003 and 2007 women’s Big Ten champion teams and the 2006 men’s Big Ten champion team. During summer competition, he helped the Hoosiers to the 2003, 2004, and 2006 USA Diving Women’s National Championships.
Radman also owns a wealth of international experience. In 2012, he was the United States team leader for the FINA Diving World Series in Dubai. He also coached the 2011 United States men’s team in Shenzhen, China at the Summer Universiade. Prior to his time at Florida State, he spend a year and a half in Egypt and two years in China as an ESL teacher and diving consultant. In 2006, he was a guest coach to China’s national and regional training centers in Beijing and Xi’an.
Radman is the program director of Red Wolf Elite Diving Club, Camps and Educational Clinics that develops coaches’ education as well as judging training. He is a USA Diving Full Coach and is a certified FINA judge and official. He sits on the NCAA Championships committee that oversees the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in March.
Radman earned a double bachelor’s in French Literature and Language and Near Eastern Cultures, Societies and Politics from Indiana in 2005. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sport psychology and exercise science.
He is married to Anisa Radman, and the couple has two daughters.
Bobby Guntoro joined NC State in the fall of 2012. He was named associate head coach in the fall of 2017 after serving three seasons as an assistant coach for the Wolfpack. Prior to his hiring as an assistant coach, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach with the team. He assists with the sprint and middle distance groups on a daily basis and aids in recruiting.
Guntoro has been a part of the program’s climb to the top of the national rankings, as he played a role in the men’s program’s five consecutive ACC titles and the team’s top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
He also helped the Wolfpack women to their first conference title since 1980. In 2017, the women ended Virginia’s nine-year streak to win the ACC crown and earn its highest NCAA finish in program history, taking seventh. The team went on to win the conference crown again in 2019 and tied its program-best No. 7 finish at the NCAA Championships.
In 2015, Guntoro received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration on Sport and Youth Development from NC State. Prior to his stint with the Wolfpack, he served as a volunteer assistant at UNCW, where he helped the Seahawks to win their 11th-straight title in 2012 under former head coach Dave Allen.
Guntoro graduated from UNCW in 2011 with an accounting degree and was a member of the university’s swimming and diving team. At UNCW, he was the school record holder in the 100 butterfly and in multiple relay events and became a multiple-time CAA Champion in relay events. He also represented Indonesia on an international level from 2003 to 2011.
A longtime member of the USA National Team staff, most recently from 2010 to 2014, Mark Bernardino joined NC State as an associate head coach in May of 2018. Bernardino came to NC State following four seasons as associate head coach at South Carolina. Prior to that, he served as head coach at Virginia from 1978 to 2013.
Bernardino helped lead NC State to its second sweep of the ACC team titles in three years as both the men and the women were crowned conference champions in 2019. Under his leadership, the Wolfpack women swept the podium in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships, posting the top four times in the A final. Bernardino also guided Wolfpack sophomore Tamila Holub to the 1,650 freestyle ACC title as she led three of NC State's swimmers who finished in the top five in the event.
During his tenure at Virginia, the Cavaliers captured a combined 27 ACC Championships. The men’s program became the first in ACC history to win the team title 16 times, and the women’s team became the first in conference history to win it 11 times. His 510 career victories rank fifth all-time in NCAA swimming, and he coached four NCAA individual champion swimmers, six NCAA title relays, three NCAA record performances, and 13 Olympians.
Bernardino has played a hand in coaching one Olympic silver medalist, one world and American record holder, 102 First Team NCAA All-Americans, 127 All-American relay teams, 26 ACC Swimmer of the Year honors, 16 Freshman of the Year awards, 164 male individual ACC titles, 118 female individual ACC titles, 50 male ACC relay titles, and 52 female ACC relay titles. While at South Carolina, he saw six of his male swimmers win individual SEC golds.
Bernardino is a 31-time ACC Swimming Coach of the Year, the most earned in ACC swimming history. Under his leadership, the Cavaliers found themselves among the best-performing programs at the NCAA Championships, as they earned the second-most top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships of any program in ACC history. The men and women each earned four top-10 finishes, highlighting a combined 46 finishes inside the top-25.
Throughout his time at South Carolina, the Gamecocks became a mainstay at the NCAA Championships. The South Carolina men finished 15th in 2018.
Along with his success at the collegiate level, Bernardino has extensive experience at the international level. He served as head coach of the USA World University Games team in 2009 and 2011, as well as assistant coach of the USA Pan-American Games team in 2011. In 2000, Bernardino was the assistant coach of the USA National Junior Team, and he also served as head coach of the Eat Team at the USA Olympic Festival in 1993.
Bernardino served as president of the CSCAA from 2010 to 2012 and was on the CSCAA executive board from 2010 to 2014.
Paulina Ziolek joined the NC State swimming and diving staff in August 2018 as an assistant coach. Her main responsibilities include helping with NC State's day-to-day activities, and she takes the lead in recruiting for the Wolfpack women.
Ziolek joined the Wolfpack after spending the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach at Penn State, where she primarily worked with the Nittany Lions' distance and individual medley swimmers.
While at Penn State, Ziolek helped the Nittany Lions to six school records during the collegiate season and played a role in coaching Ally McHugh to an NCAA silver medal in the mile and to Penn State's first women's swimming national title at the Phillips 66 National Championships.
Prior to Penn State, Ziolek served as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas for two seasons. She worked closely with the Longhorns' distance swimmers, highlighted by Joanna Evans, who competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics as a representative of The Bahamas and gained All-America status in the mile in 2017. Texas swept the Big 12 team titles during both seasons that Ziolek was on staff, and the women finished fifth at the NCAA Championships to conclude their 2016-17 campaign.
Also while in Austin, Ziolek was an assistant coach on the club level as part of the Texas Longhorn Aquatics staff. She trained the Elite Age Group swimmers and worked as a counselor at Longhorns Swim Camp.
A native of Londonderry, N.H., Ziolek swam at Tufts University from 2008 to 2012. She garnered all-conference honors during her senior year and was named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Honorable Mention that same year. She owns the school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and her 50-yard breaststroke time ranks No. 10 overall in her alma mater's history. Ziolek graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and was a five-time Dean's List honoree.
Dan Kalupski was promoted to assistant coach ahead of the 2019-20 season. He earned his title as assistant coach after spending the previous two seasons as a volunteer assistant with the Wolfpack's swimming and diving teams.
Since joining NC State's staff ahead of the 2017-18 season, Kalupski has played a tremendous role in working with all training groups and all aspects of the Wolfpack swimming and diving programs. The Pack men and women swept the 2019 ACC Championships team titles, with NC State's men extending their conference winning streak to five, and both teams went on to tie program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships. The women placed seventh in the nation, and the men secured their fourth-straight team trophy and podium spot with their fourth-place finish at the meet.
Because of their role in coaching NC State's athletes who were named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Team, Kalupski was named a USA National Team coach.
Kalupski has had a hand in coaching the Wolfpack to a total of 112 All-America citations between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, and he was a member of the staff that coached NC State to a program-record five event wins, including three individual national titles, at the 2018 NCAA Championships. In addition to the Pack's three team wins at the ACC Championships over the course of the past two seasons, Kalupski has been a part of 32 event titles at ACCs in that span of time.
Prior to his time in Raleigh, Kalupski spent two years as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his time at MIT, the Engineers achieved 118 NCAA Division III All-America accolades and set 24 new school records. The women's team achieved its highest national finish in program history in 2017, placing fifth at the NCAA Championships. In addition to handling several administrative duties, he also ran the team's dry land program.
Kalupski spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach for the men's swimming and diving team at DePauw University. While there, he was tasked with developing and implementing a strength and conditioning and dry land program, in addition to running all aspects of social media for the team.
A native of Chicago, Ill., he completed his Masters of Science in Sports Management from Indiana State University in 2016. Kalupski completed his undergraduate work from UW-Stevens Point with a business degree and coaching minor. He was a four-year member of the university's swimming and diving team, serving as a captain during his senior season. Kalupski helped lead the team to its 14th-straight WIAC championship at the end of the Pointers' 2012-13 campaign.