NEW YORK, New York, May 7. NEW York University has selected one of its own to take over the men's and women's swimming & diving teams, as former Violet Trevor Miele has been named the head coach of the combined program.
A 1999 graduate of NYU's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Miele returns to his alma mater — and the school where he began his coaching career — after a remarkable six-year run as the head coach of men's and women's swimming & diving at the Stevens Institute of Technology.
“I am pleased to announce that Trevor Miele has agreed to return to NYU after a very successful stint across the river and accept the newly created head coaching position which will oversee both our men's and women's programs,” said Christopher Bledsoe, NYU's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Director of Athletics. “Trevor was responsible for that program's unparalleled growth and tremendous success on the national stage, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the NYU community.”
In his time at Stevens, Miele lifted both programs to national prominence. Prior to his arrival in Hoboken, neither the men nor women's program had produced an NCAA qualifier. In his six years with the Ducks, Miele coached 31 NCAA All-Americans, 32 NCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans and the first two NCAA National Champions in school history. The first of those National Champions, Laura Barito, went on to be named the NCAA Woman of the Year — just the third Division III athlete ever to receive the honor.
“I'm very excited to be returning to the NYU program,” Miele said. “I feel this will be a fluid transition for me, as I'm well aware of the type of student-athletes we need to recruit to keep the program moving forward.”
Miele's squads at Stevens progressively improved at NCAA's, with both recording their highest finishes at the national meet this past season. The women finished fifth overall, while the men took 11th in the nation.
Miele's teams also shined at the conference level, with the women capturing the Skyline Conference Championship in 2006-07, his first season at Stevens. The programs then moved to the Empire 8, where the men captured the conference title in 2009-10 and the women finished second for four straight years (2008-09 to 2011-12). The men also won the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship in each of the last three years (2009-10 to 2011-12), while the women captured the title this past season.
Miele garnered three Coach of the Year honors in his time at Stevens. In '06-07, he earned Skyline Conference Coach of the Year (women's), while in '09-10 he and his assistants collected Staff of the Meet accolades at both the Empire 8 Championships (men) and the ECAC Championships (men).
In dual meets, the Duck men went 30-11-1 (.726) under Miele, while the women posted a record of 27-16 (.628). The men's team notched undefeated seasons in both in 2007-08 (6-0) and 2009-10 (7-0-1).
Prior to being appointed to the helm of the Stevens programs, Miele spent four seasons as an assistant to head coach Bob Sorensen with the NYU men's swimming & diving team. During that time, he helped coach nine NCAA qualifiers who went on to earn seven All-America honors and 10 Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
Miele also helped the Violets capture back-to-back ECAC Division III Championships in 2004-05 and 2005-06, as well as record a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in '05-06, their best-ever finish at the national meet to that point. Sorensen, Miele and the rest of the Violet staff earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Coaching Staff of the Year honors that season after leading the team to its best finish ever at the UAA Championships (second).
Miele, who graduated from NYU with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and marketing, was a four-year member and three-year captain of the Violets' men's swimming & diving team. A two-time All-American in the 100-yard butterfly, he qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his four seasons and was named team MVP all four years.
Miele earned his Master of Science in physical education with a concentration in sports management from Brooklyn College in 2006.
“As a former swimmer at NYU, I know what the student-athletes go through and I know I can help them be successful,” Miele added. “It is my goal to win a National Championship at NYU.”
A native of Dix Hills, NY, Miele resides in Manhattan with his wife, Mary, and their sons: Bryce and Trent.
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