Bryan Christiansen

Head Coach

Bryan Christiansen is in his first season as the head swimming coach for Frostburg after being hired from a national search in September. 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 with a 3.82 GPA. 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.

Sydney Fazenbaker

Assistant Coach

Sydney Fazenbaker is in her first year as an assistant with the Frostburg State University's men and women's swimming teams. Fazenbaker, an alum from Frostburg State University, graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing and a minor in management. While studying at Frostburg she was a 4-year athlete on the swim team; 2 years as team captain and current team record holder. After graduating from Frostburg, Sydney traveled to London, England where she completed her master's degree in fashion business management.