Derek Sapp was elevated to head coach in May 2017 after serving as Seton Hall’s men’s and women’s assistant coach for the previous four seasons.
Sapp played an important role in securing the 2016-17 BIG EAST Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship. As an assistant with the program, he planned and implemented workouts, provided instruction and feedback to members of both the men’s and women’s squads, and was also responsible for the coordination of the Pirates’ recruiting efforts.
Prior to his arrival in South Orange, the Pittsburgh native spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at West Virginia University. During his time with the Mountaineers, Sapp assisted in the administration of all aspects of the Mountaineers’ highly successful program.
A USA Swimming certified instructor, Sapp’s coaching background also includes stints at Club Mountaineer in Morgantown, W.Va. as well as the Longhorn Swim Camp in Austin, Texas.
A 2010 graduate of Edinboro (Pa.) University, Sapp entered the coaching ranks after a standout career in the pool for the Fighting Scots’ during which he twice served as team captain and garnered a number of All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors for his exploits. A four-year letter winner, he was also recognized as a scholar athlete each year.
Sapp completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education with a dual concentration in sport and recreation administration and went on to earn a master’s degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2013.
Sean Corcoan was named assistant coach of the Seton Hall men's and women's swimming & diving programs prior to the 2017-18 season. Corcoran joins The Hall after serving as an assistant at Drexel in 2016.
A Newtown, Pa. native, Corcoran was previously the head coach at Tri-Hampton YMCA for two years. He coordinated training and supervision of more than 100 athletes and developed training regimens both in and out of the pool. Under his direction swimmers set 60 short course and 65 long course records.
From 2012-16, Corcoran was the men's varsity assistant coach at Pennsbury High School in Fairless Hills, Pa. During his time with the Falcons, approximately 40 swimmers qualified for the PIAA-AAA District 1 Championships and 15 reached the State Championship Meet.
Corcoran was a student-athlete at Widener University from 2008-12, and was a two-time breaststroke medalist at the MAC Championships.
Andrew Le Blanc joined the Seton Hall University men's and women's swimming & diving coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2011-12 season. A four-year member of the Seton Hall men's swimming & diving teams, Le Blanc graduated from Seton Hall in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology from Seton Hall in 2008. Le Blanc gained experience swimming the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly during his four years at Seton Hall, serving as a team captain during his senior season. He has also coached senior and national swim groups for the Summit Area YMCA since 2006. The 2014 Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award winner, LeBlanc currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Math, Physics, Physical Therapy and Psychology departments at Seton Hall.