Dawn Dill
Dawn Dill
Title: Mary Francis Wagley, '47 Head Coach
Phone: 617-253-4490
Email: dgerken@mit.edu
Year: 10th at MIT
Previous College: Smith College '96

A two-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Dawn Dill returns for her 10th season as the head swimming coach at MIT after taking last year off on maternity leave. She guided the men’s team to a fourth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championship, matching the school-record finish from 2011 as well as marking the fourth consecutive top-10 appearance. The Engineers have tallied 137 All-America honors and four straight NEWMAC Championship titles during her tenure.

MIT has registered a 60-13 dual meet record and broken 24 of 25 Institute records during her previous nine seasons. Each year, multiple athletes have earned NEWMAC Academic All-Conference and CSCAA Scholar-Athlete awards. On the women’s side, Dill is a two-time NEWMAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year. She was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the American Swimming Coaches Association for the past seven years and serves as an Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.

Before her arrival at MIT, Dill coached at Vassar College from 2001-03, one season as an assistant coach and one season as the interim head coach. Under her tutelage, the Brewers broke 23 school records during the 2002-03 campaign. Prior to Vassar, Dill served as a graduate assistant coach for the Smith College swimming and diving program from 1999-01. She was also an assistant coach for the University of Massachusetts women’s swimming and water polo teams in 1998-99.

Dill received a bachelor’s degree from Smith in 1996 and also earned a Master’s of Science in exercise and sport studies from her alma mater in 2001. A seven-time All-American in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, she was named the New England Swimmer of the Year in 1996. Dill was a seven-time New England champion in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke and an eight-time Seven Sisters champion. She was also honored as both an Academic All-American and ECAC Scholar Athlete.

Karin Brown
Karin Brown
Title: Associate Head Coach
Phone: 617-324-7575
Email: kbrown2@mit.edu
Year: 1st at MIT
Previous College: Carleton College '08

Karin Brown enters her first year as the associate head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving programs at MIT. Brown brings almost a decade of coaching experience to the Engineers' programs. In addition to her coaching duties Brown will also be working as a part of the Engineers' Communications, Promotions and Marketing staff.

Brown comes to MIT from Amherst College, where she spent the past five years as the assistant men's and women's swimming and diving coach. During the 2012-13 season, the Lord Jeffs' women's squad claimed its first-ever New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title and went on to finish in sixth place at the NCAA Division III Championships, while the men's team came in seventh place.

While at Amherst, Brown held numerous roles on the team, such as designing workouts, dryland exercises and strength training programs, organizing the budget, mentoring the student-athletes and communicating with prospective students.

In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Brown also worked extensively with colleagues at Amherst as the Assistant to the Athletic Director, a position that she held since 2012. In that role, she organized and participated in all stages of planning and hosting of NESCAC and NCAA championship events and completed special projects for the Athletic Director.

While at Amherst, Brown attended the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and worked as an athletics advancement intern at the University of Massachusetts. She has also worked at a number of swim camps, such as the Stanford International Swim Camp, the Auburn Tiger Swim Camp and at the Northfield Swim Club.

Brown earned her Bachelor's Degree in geology at Carleton College, where she was national qualifier and two-time captain of the swimming and diving team between 2004-08. She received a Master's of Science in sports management from the University of Massachusetts and a Master's of business administration from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

Brad Snodgrass
Brad Snodgrass
Title: Diving Coach
Phone: 617-253-4490
Email: snodgras@mit.edu
Year: 27th at MIT
Previous College: Tufts University

Brad Snodgrass is a two-time NCAA Diving Coach of the Year, honored in 2005 and 2008. He was also awarded NEWMAC Diving Coach of the Year accolades in 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2005 and again in 2007 he coached MIT diver Doria Holbrook '08 to NCAA championship titles on the three-meter springboard.

Snodgrass is also employed at Novartis as a chemist.

Paul Fields
Paul Fields
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 5th at MIT
Previous College: Pomona College '09

Paul Fields is entering his fifth season coaching at MIT.

A 2009 graduate from Pomona College, he earned a degree in biology. As a four-year member of the Pomona-Pitzer swim team, Fields specialized in sprint freestyle. He served as a team captain his senior year and he represented the team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years, co-chairing the committee his senior year. His intercollegiate athletic pursuits extended beyond swimming, as he also a member of the Pomona-Claremont ultimate frisbee team.

Fields is currently a PhD student in biology at MIT.

Nicole O'Keeffe
Nicole O'Keeffe
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 4th at MIT
Previous College: MIT '09

Nicole O'Keeffe is beginning her fourth season as an assistant coach for the MIT swimming and diving team and is thrilled to be back at the Z-Center.

O'Keefe graduated from MIT in June 2009 with a degree in mechanical engineering. A four-year letterwinner and team captain, O'Keeffe was a two-time honorable mention All-America (400 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay), and a two-time individual NCAA Qualifier (400 IM, 1650 Free). She also holds three school records (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breast), and owns the NEWMAC Championship and Open records in the 400 IM.