Gregg Troy

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Gregg Troy
Head and shoulders portrait of Gregg Troy, dark-haired, 58-year-old man with grey mustache, shown in an orange-and white checkered shirt.
Florida Gators swimming coach Gregg Troy
in March 2008.

Sport(s) Swimming & Diving
Current position
Title Head coach
Team University of Florida
Conference Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Record Women: 136–29 (.824)
Men: 111–35–1 (.728)
Biographical details
Born (1950-12-19) December 19, 1950 (age 63)
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1997
1995
1996
1998–present
1999
2008
2012
Bolles School
Pan Am Games Team
U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
University of Florida
Pan Am Games Team
U.S. Olympic Team (Asst.)
U.S. Olympic Team
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SEC Women's Championship (2009)
NCAA Women's Championship (2010)
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)
American Swim Coaches Ass'n Coach of the Year (2010)
National Collegiate & Scholastic Swimming Trophy (2010)

Gregg Troy (born December 19, 1950) is an American college and Olympic swimming coach. He is the current head coach of the Florida Gators swimming and diving teams of the University of Florida. 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.

Early life and education[edit]

Troy was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, near State College, in 1950.[1] 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.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Troy has been the head coach of the Florida Gators men's swimming and diving teams at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida since 1999, and the head coach of the Gators women's team since 1998.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2]

He has served as an assistant women's 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.[3] In 2009, the Gators women's team won the SEC team championship; in 2010, they won the NCAA national team championship.[1]

Troy has coached sixty-eight Olympians, and multiple world champions and world record holders, including most notably Ryan Lochte.[1] 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.[4]

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.[5][6] Troy's men's Olympic team won a total of sixteen medals in seventeen events.

Career highlights[edit]

• 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:[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Women's swimming and diving[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (1999–present)
1998–99 Florida 8–2 2–2 4th NCAA 8th
1999–00 Florida 9–3 3–2 3rd NCAA 19th
2000–01 Florida 11–2 5–2 3rd NCAA 8th
2001–02 Florida 12–2 5–1 1st NCAA 7th
2002–03 Florida 12–1 5–1 2nd NCAA 5th
2003–04 Florida 10–2 5–2 3rd NCAA 4th
2004–05 Florida 9–2 3–2 3rd NCAA 4th
2005–06 Florida 11–2 5–2 3rd NCAA 10th
2006–07 Florida 10–2 5–1 3rd NCAA 7th
2007–08 Florida 11–1 5–1 2nd NCAA 6th
2008–09 Florida 10–2 4–1 1st NCAA 7th
2009–10 Florida 10–2 4–1 2nd NCAA 1st
2010–11 Florida 6–4 1–2 2nd NCAA 7th
2011–12 Florida 7–2 3–2 3rd NCAA 10th
Florida: 136–29 55–22
Total: 136–29

      National 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[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (2000–present)
1999–00 Florida 7–4 2–3 2nd NCAA 9th
2000–01 Florida 9–5 2–5 3rd NCAA 8th
2001–02 Florida 10–4 5–2 2nd NCAA 4th
2002–03 Florida 9–3 4–2 2nd NCAA 6th
2003–04 Florida 9–2 5–1 2nd NCAA 6th
2004–05 Florida 12–1 4–1 2nd NCAA 5th
2005–06 Florida 10–3 5–1 2nd NCAA 5th
2006–07 Florida 8–5 4–2 2nd NCAA 4th
2007–08 Florida 9–3 3–2 2nd NCAA 8th
2008–09 Florida 8–2 4–1 2nd NCAA 5th
2009–10 Florida 9–0 4–0 2nd NCAA 5th
2010–11 Florida 6–3 3–1 2nd NCAA 5th
2011–12 Florida 5–0–1 3–0–1 2nd NCAA 8th
Florida: 111–35–1 48–21–1
Total: 111–35–1

      National 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e GatorZone.com, Swimming & Diving Coaches, Gregg Troy. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Doris Yon, "Troy, UF hope to rise from the ashes," The Gainesville Sun, pp. 1C & 6C (June 25, 1999). Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  3. ^ GatorZone.com, Swimming & Diving Coaches, Gregg Troy. Retrieved June 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Athlete Biography: Lochte, Ryan". 
  5. ^ "Gregg Troy Named Head Coach of 2012 U.S. Olympic Men's Swim Team," GatorZone.com (December 9, 2010). Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Jim Harvin, "2010 was a banner year for UF swim coach Troy," The Gainesville Sun (December 24, 2010). Retrieved April 15, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Gregg Troy – University of Florida coach profile at GatorZone.com