Friday September 7, 2012Head Coach Gregg Troy to be Inducted into American Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame
The American Swimming Coaches Association Board of Directors announced the ASCA Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The ceremony will be held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas Friday, September 7 during the annual Awards Banquet and Induction. University of Florida head coach Gregg Troy is among the five inductees this year.
“I am honored the ASCA has chosen me to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. It is a privilege to be among some of the great coaches that have been around American swimming. I would not be here without the support staff and student-athletes I have worked with throughout my years of coaching.”
Some of the accomplishments Troy has accumulated during his tenure at Florida include SEC team titles, numerous All-Americans, and Coach of the Year honors. In 13 seasons with the women’s squad and 12 years with the men’s team, Troy has guided the Gators to 27 national titles, 125 SEC event titles, more than 200 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections and more than 650 All-America honors. He has also produced four National Swimmers of the Year and nine SEC Swimmers of the Year.
In his 13 years that Troy has been at the helm of Florida Gator swimming, the team has consistently finished in the top-ten at the NCAA Championships. Only once has one of his teams finished outside of the top ten.
That’s just at Florida. With his first National Championship as the Gator head coach, Troy elevated to an elite status, having won a team national championship at the high school, club and collegiate levels. In his career, he’s tutored over 75 Olympians, over 250 All-America swimmers and has coached athletes to more than 155 U.S. and international records.
His success as a coach transcends beyond the collegiate level. Troy is coming off of the 2012 Olympics where he served as the head coach for the men’s swim team. He led them to 16 total medals, eight gold, five silver and three bronze. He was named U.S. Men’s Assistant Coach for the 2011 FINA World Championships.
In 2010, he was named U.S. Swimming Coach of the Year, ASCA Coach of the Year and NCAA Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year after leading the team to a National Championship. He also served as the Pan Pacific Games U.S. Head Coach during that year.
Troy joins former Gator coaches Randy Reese and Ron Ballatore to be inducted into the ASCA Hall of Fame.
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