Eddie Sinnott enters his 24th year (2012-13) as head coach of the SMU men's swimming team. Under Sinnott, SMU recorded 11 NCAA top-15 finishes.
He has guided the Mustangs to five consecutive NIC Championships and 10 conference championships. SMU has notched 14 top-25 finishes at the NCAA level under the direction of Sinnott and his staff.
An accomplished coach on the international level, Sinnott has coached 14 student-athletes since 1992 who have competed in four different Olympic games. In the summer of 2000, Lars Frolander became the fourth Mustang to win a gold medal at the Olympics games, taking first in the 100 butterfly in Sydney, Australia. In 1996, former Mustang great Ryan Berube won a gold medal as a team member of the U.S.A. 800 free relay team, and 2005 graduate Camilo Becerra competed in Athens in 2004 for Colombia.
On the national level under Sinnott's guidance, both Frolander and Berube were named NCAA Swimmers of the Year within two years of each other (Frolander-1998, Berube-1996). Since 1996, Sinnott has seen his Mustangs earn more than 100 conference titles, 46 All-American honors, four conference Swimmer of the Year awards, two conference Freshman of the Year awards, and the before mentioned two NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards.
A seven-time conference Coach of the Year recipient, Sinnott guided the Ponies to eight straight NCAA top 10 finishes from 1991 to 1998. Sinnott has also served United States Swimming in various capacities. He was the head coach of the U.S. squad at the World University Games in 1993, and a head coach and assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival team in 1987 and 1993, respectively. Sinnott also served as the head coach of the U.S. National Team on its European Tour in 1987.
In addition to coaching the United States team, Sinnott has also coached for Haiti and Denmark. He has also coached Colombia in the World Short Course Championships.
A four-year letterwinner at SMU from 1973-76, Sinnott was the SWC champion in the 400 IM in 1973 and earned All-American honors in both 1973 and 1974. Born in Greenwich, Conn., Sinnott and his wife, Sioux, have two daughters K.C. and Silver Ann.