Head Swimming Coach at the University of Florida (15 Years)
4 Time SEC Coach of the Year
3 Time NCAA Coach of the Year
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.
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. 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. 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.
Troy was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, near State College, in 1950. 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
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 US 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. In 2009, the Gators women’s team won the SEC team championship; in 2010, they won the NCAA national team championship.
Troy has coached sixty-eight Olympians, and multiple world champions and world record holders, including most notably Ryan Lochte. 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.
In December 2010, the US Olympic Committee appointed Troy to served as the head coach of the US men’s swimming team for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England. Troy’s men’s Olympic team won a total of sixteen medals in seventeen events.
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