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January 31, 2015 Zitelny, Diamond triple winners as Judges defeat Clark, 187-100 Sophomore Edan Zitelny won the 100 back and 100 fly, while rookie Zach Diamond took the 200 fly and 500 free. Both also had a relay win. The Brandeis men close the 2014-15 season with a three-meet winning streak as they head to the UAA Championships next week.
January 23, 2015 Swimmers sweep Bridgewater State on Senior Day The men won, 157-97, sweeping all 16 events, while the women were 160-125 victors for their first home win under Mike Kotch. Seniors Gabby Drillich and Max Fabian were honored before the meet.
January 17, 2015 Men's swimming picks up third win of season, 180-97, at Trinity The Judges rolled to victory behind triple winners Max Fabian and Brian Luk.
January 10, 2015 Zitelny wins three, but swimmers fall to Colby The men dropped a narrow 155-141 decision, despite wins in the 100 and 200 back and 200 IM from Edan Zitelny.
January 4, 2015 Judges enjoy meet in Puerto Rico Rookie Cam Braz was the lone individual to score points when the Judges competed with a number of Division I and II programs at the 2015 Copa Coqui meet while on their annual winter trip to Puerto Rico.
December 7, 2014 Fabian breaks pool record in mile on Day 2 of WPI Invitational Senior Max Fabian broke his own facility record with a time of 16:29.20, lowering the mark by more than three seconds.
Mike Kotch Mike Kotch Head Coach 781-736-2589

On July 11, 2011, Mike Kotch succeeded Jim Zotz as head coach of the Brandeis men's and women's swimming and diving teams, coming to Brandeis from nearby Regis College, where he served as head coach of swimming and diving since 2008. Under Kotch's leadership, the Brandeis program was reinstated for the 2012-13 season, after mechanical problems with the Linsey Pool had forced the teams' suspension for two years.

In two seasons, Kotch has begun to build one of the strongest teams in the Northeast. Under his leadership, the men's and women's teams have each set three new school records. In one of the top swimming conferences in the country, the Judges have had several top-eight UAA finishes, as well as three NCAA 'B' Cuts. The women's team has been named Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-Americans each of the past three semesters, while the men have earned it each of the last two. The award is given to teams that earn at least a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.

Kotch developed 19 school-record holders and built the Regis men's program up from two swimmers in three years as head coach of the Pride. Kotch was Regis's staff liaison to their Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served on the College's Judicial Board. He also served as treasurer for the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA). 

Kotch holds two degrees from Bentley, receiving his B.S. in Accountancy in 1998 and his M.B.A. in 2004. He served as the Falcons' assistant coach from 2002 to 2008, leading recruiting efforts, including two Division II All-Americans, and helping the team win 11 NEISDA championships between the men's and women's squads.

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