Gregg Troy

Gregg Troy (born December 19, 1950) is an American college and Olympic swimming coach. As of 2018, he is the retired head coach of the Florida Gators swimming and diving teams of the University of Florida. [1] While not the head college coach, he still coaches the high-performance, club swimmers. Troy previously served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic men's swim team in 1996 and 2008, and he was the head coach of the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's swim team that competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Gregg Troy
Florida Gators swimming coach Gregg Troy
in March 2008.
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamUniversity of Florida
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference (SEC)
RecordWomen: 14436 (.800)
Men: 126351 (.781)
Biographical details
Born (1950-12-19) December 19, 1950
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
19771997Bolles School
1995Pan Am Games Team
1996U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
19982018University of Florida
1999Pan Am Games Team
2008U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
2012U.S. Olympic Team
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SEC Women's Championship (2002, 2009)
NCAA Women's Championship (2010)
SEC Men's Championship (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Awards
NCAA Men's Coach of the Year (2002, 2004)
NCAA Women's Coach of the Year (2010)
SEC Men's Coach of the Year (2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013)
American Swim Coaches Ass'n Coach of the Year (2010)
National Collegiate & Scholastic Swimming Trophy (2010)

Early life and education

Troy was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, near State College, in 1950.[2] He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1972, and later earned a Master of Arts degree in history education from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida in 1987.[2]

Coaching career

Troy had been the head coach of the Florida Gators men's swimming and diving teams at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida from 1999, and the head coach of the Gators women's team from 1998.[3] Before he joined the Gators in 1998, he was the head coach of the swim teams of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, a position he held for twenty years.[3] During his tenure with Bolles, the prep school's swim teams became perennial state champions, winning fifteen boys team championships and eleven girls team championships.[3]

He has served as an women's assistant coach at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the men's head coach for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the men's assistant head coach for the U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In fourteen seasons with Gators women's squad and thirteen years with the Gators men's team, Troy has guided Gators swimmers to more than sixty SEC individual titles, more than 200 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections and more than 550 All-America honors.[4] In 2009, the Gators women's team won the SEC team championship; in 2010, they won the NCAA national team championship.[2]

Troy has coached sixty-eight Olympians, and multiple world champions and world record holders, including most notably Ryan Lochte.[2] Coached by Troy, Lochte developed into a swimming force on the international level, winning eleven medals, including five gold medals in three Olympic Games, and holding multiple current world records and multiple current world championship titles.[5]

In December 2010, the U.S. Olympic Committee appointed Troy to served as the head coach of the U.S. men's swimming team for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England.[6][7] Troy's men's Olympic team won a total of sixteen medals in seventeen events.

Career highlights

• U.S. Olympic team men's head coach (2012)
• U.S. Swimming Coach of the Year (2010)
• ASCA Coach of the Year (2010)
• NCAA Women's Swimming Coach of the Year (2010)
• SEC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year (2010)
• U.S. national team head coach for Pan Pacific Games (2010)
• U.S. Olympic team men's assistant coach (2008)
• SEC Men's Coach of the Year (2007)
• U.S. national team women's assistant coach for FINA World Short Course Championships (2004)
• NCAA Men's Coach of the Year (2004)
• NCAA Men's Coach of the Year (2002)
• SEC Men's Coach of the Year (2002)
• U.S. national team men's head coach for World Championships (2001)
• SEC Men's Coach of the Year (2000)
• U.S. national team men's head coach for Pan American Games (1999)
• U.S. national team women's head coach for World Championships (1998)
• U.S. Olympic & Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year (1997)
• U.S. Olympic team women's assistant coach (1996)
• U.S. national team head coach for Pan American Games (1995)
• Thailand Olympic team head coach (1992)
• Coached 68 Olympians
• Coached over 230 All-American swimmers
• Coached swimmers who set 155 U.S. and international records

Source for highlights:[2]

Head coaching record

Women's swimming and diving

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (1999–present)
199899 Florida 82224thNCAA 8th
199900 Florida 93323rdNCAA 19th
200001 Florida 112523rdNCAA 8th
200102 Florida 122511stNCAA 7th
200203 Florida 121512ndNCAA 5th
200304 Florida 102523rdNCAA 4th
200405 Florida 92323rdNCAA 4th
200506 Florida 112523rdNCAA 10th
200607 Florida 102513rdNCAA 7th
200708 Florida 111512ndNCAA 6th
200809 Florida 102411stNCAA 7th
200910 Florida 102412ndNCAA 1st
201011 Florida 64122ndNCAA 7th
201112 Florida 72323rdNCAA 10th
201213 Florida 34233rdNCAA 6th
201314 Florida 53323rdNCAA 6th
201415 Florida 62513rdNCAA 9th
Florida: 150386528
Total:15038

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Men's swimming and diving

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (2000–present)
199900 Florida 74232ndNCAA 9th
200001 Florida 95253rdNCAA 8th
200102 Florida 104522ndNCAA 4th
200203 Florida 93422ndNCAA 6th
200304 Florida 92512ndNCAA 6th
200405 Florida 121412ndNCAA 5th
200506 Florida 103512ndNCAA 5th
200607 Florida 85422ndNCAA 4th
200708 Florida 93322ndNCAA 8th
200809 Florida 82412ndNCAA 5th
200910 Florida 90402ndNCAA 5th
201011 Florida 63312ndNCAA 5th
201112 Florida 5013012ndNCAA 8th
201213 Florida 70501stNCAA 6th
201314 Florida 50801stNCAA 3rd
201415 Florida 61511stNCAA 5th
Florida: 13236163221
Total:132361

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also

References

  1. https://swimswam.com/university-of-florida-head-coach-gregg-troy-retires-from-collegiate-coaching/
  2. GatorZone.com, Swimming & Diving Coaches, Gregg Troy Archived 2002-05-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  3. Doris Yon, "Troy, UF hope to rise from the ashes," The Gainesville Sun, pp. 1C & 6C (June 25, 1999). Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  4. GatorZone.com, Swimming & Diving Coaches, Gregg Troy. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
  5. "Athlete Biography: Lochte, Ryan".
  6. "Gregg Troy Named Head Coach of 2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Swim Team," GatorZone.com (December 9, 2010). Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  7. Jim Harvin, "2010 was a banner year for UF swim coach Troy," The Gainesville Sun (December 24, 2010). Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  • Gregg Troy University of Florida coach profile at GatorZone.com
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