2nd Year ● St. Bonaventure '14
Former St. Bonaventure alumnus and swimmer Mike Burud is ready for his second season leading the SUNY Delhi men's and women's swimming and diving teams for the 2019-20 season. The Broncos enter their season year competing in both NCAA Division III and the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).
From 2014 to 2018, Mike was part of the coaching staff at NCAA Division I Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he earned his Master's in Business Administration with a focus in Ethical Leadership. Over the last four seasons, Burud helped continue the women's team's dominance at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championships with team titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to mark eight straight league crowns. He also aided in the men's team placing second at the MAAC Championships in each of his four years and posting a stellar 10-1 dual record this past season. A total of 27 varsity records fell between the men's and women's programs during Burud's time with the Red Foxes.
Burud also worked extensively in the USA Club Swimming realm as a coach within the Metropolitan LSC. Under his guidance, swimmers on the Northern Dutchess Aquatic Club as well as The Red Fox Aquatic Club have qualified for meets such as Sr. Metropolitan Championships, Speedo Sectionals, and Junior Nationals. He has fostered lasting impressions on kids throughout both teams.
Burud is a native of Red Hook, N.Y. and attended Red Hook Central High School. He competed at the Empire State Games all four years of high school, winning seven gold medals and four silver medals, and qualified all four years for the Speedo Championship Sectional Meet. The former Raider competed for Northern Duchess Aquatic Club, setting numerous records which still stand today.
His talents took him to St. Bonaventure University, a NCAA Division I Franciscan college in western New York. He was a team captain his senior year, during which he set a school record in the 200m breaststroke, while earning a NCAA 'B' qualifier and third place at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships in the 100m breaststroke. Burud helped the team to back-to-back A-10 Championships for the first time in school history his junior and senior years in 2013 and 2014. He graduated with a Bachelors in Sports Studies, minoring in Sports Management and Business Administration.