A seven-time All-American as a student-athlete at
Tennessee, Tiffany Clay is in her first year as an assistant coach at
She graduated from Tennessee in 2007 with a degree in
psychology and was a four-year member of the Lady Volunteer squad. A specialist
in the breaststroke, she qualified for the NCAA Championship in her freshman
year in the 200-yard breaststroke. As a sophomore in 2004-05, she achieved
All-America status for the first time in her career as a member of the 400-yard
medley relay team for Tennessee.
Clay scored points at the NCAA Championship for the first
time as a junior in 2007 as she finished 12th in the 200 breast
stroke. She qualified for the United States Olympic Trails in both 2004 and ’08
in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke.
Clay was an Academic All-American selection in her career
at Tennessee and is a native of Mason, Ohio. She graduated from Mount Notre Dame
High School and was a high school All-American.
Brian Thomas is entering his second season as an assistant coach at UConn.
Thomas was a four-year letterwinner for the Huskies from 2001-2005. During that
time, he was a BIG EAST Qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke. He also holds
school top-ten times in both events.
Thomas has coached E.O. Smith High School swimming the last two years.
He is currently the Head Coach and Director of Swimming Operations for the
University Aquatic Club at UConn.