Bryan Christiansen is in his second season as the head swimming coach for Frostburg after being hired from a national search in September of 2018.
In his first year, Christiansen guided three athletes to earning All-CAC Second Team honors. Senior Maddie Weinberger, junior Elizabeth DeMonte, and sophomore Luke Holloway all broke program records leading up to their CAC honors. He also led the team to breaking 27 team records in his first season, including several swimmers who broke the same record more than once. The men’s program finished CAC’s with a record fourth place with the team’s highest ever point total (352) while the women’s team finished ahead of Salisbury for the first time since joining the conference.
Christiansen was named the assistant coach of John Carroll University's swim teams in 2017, where he was part of the coaching staff that was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Staff of the Year for the 2018 season, while leading both the men's and women's to the 2018 OAC Championship.
During his tenure with John Carroll, Christiansen coached 19 conference champions, and both Men's and Women's Divers of the Year. JCU also set seven OAC records, 13 varsity records and had two NCAA All-Americans.
Prior to his tenure with JCU, Christiansen served as an assistant coach at SUNY New Paltz from 2015-2017. He was part of a coaching staff that led their teams to second place finishes in the 2016 and 2017 SUNY Athletic Conference, coached eight conference champions while setting three SUNYAC records, 14 varsity records and 13 pool records. The SUNY New Paltz swimming teams both went undefeated in the 2016-2017 season.
Christiansen has coached swimming since 2008 at the club and high school levels and still active with summer swim camps, also directing the New Paltz Elite Camp from 2016-17.
Christiansen graduated from Hiram College, earning his bachelor's degree in history in 2008. He was a three-year captain of the men's swim team and was named the MVP in the 2006-2007 season. He was part of the 800-meter freestyle relay team that finished with a time of 7:06.60 in 2008, still a Hiram College record to this day.
He earned his master's degree in communication and media technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.