Todd Mann begins his seventh year as the assistant swimming coach at the University of Arkansas after helping the Razorbacks to a 3-3 regular season record and sixth place SEC finish in 2011-12.
Mann has been elemental in the turnaround of the Arkansas swimming and diving program, which earned its top College Swimming Coaches Association of America national ranking of 17th in 2010-11. The program was ranked as high at 20th this past season.
With the help of Mann, the Razorbacks broke seven school records in 2010-11 and sent two swimmers to the NCAA National Championships in 2010-11 and 2011-12. In 2010, senior Yi-Ting Siow won back-to-back individual SEC titles under the tutelage of former head coach Jeff Poppell and Mann.
Mann also coached nine Arkansas swimmers to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. The nine Razorbacks combined to qualify for 12 events.
He also assisted senior swimmer Chelsea Franklin to her second-consecutive All-American honor for her performance in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Nicole Menzel also made her NCAA debut when she competed in the 1,650 free alongside Franklin.
A crucial component of the recruiting process at Arkansas, Mann helped sign the 14th-ranked recruiting class for the 2011-12 season and the 30th-ranked class for the upcoming season.
In 2007-08, Mann assisted the Razorbacks to a 7-5 regular season record in dual meets, the first winning campaign for the program since 2000-01. The team has never had a losing record under Poppell and Mann. With their recruiting efforts, the 2007-08 recruiting class was ranked fifth in the nation by CollegeSwimming.com, and the 2008-09 recruiting class once again ranked in the Top 25.
Prior to Arkansas, Mann worked as a senior assistant coach and assistant aquatics director at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. He brought his wealth of experience working with world-class athletes to his position with the Razorbacks.
Throughout his 15 years of coaching experience, Mann assisted with the development of athletes who competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and various international competitions.
Most recently, Mann was an assistant coach for the Cayman Islands swim team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He also worked with the Cayman team at the CARIFTA Championships. In 2009, Mann had one of his swimmers make the USA Youth World Team.
At the Bolles School, Mann handled dry land activity for the national group swimmers, and assisted Poppell with four-consecutive undefeated squads and four men's and women's Florida high school state championship teams. In addition, Mann developed great relationships with many of the nation's top high school and club coaches.
Before joining Bolles, Mann worked for four seasons as the assistant aquatics coach and senior coach for Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Fla., where he coached two women's runner-up Florida state championship teams. He started his coaching career in 1994 as the head coach of Swim Florida Bradenton in Bradenton, Fla.
A 1994 graduate of Florida State, Mann has two sons, Cade (7) and Cooper (4) and a daughter, Casey (6).