Gregg Troy Named ASCA Coach of the Year After Guiding Caeleb Dressel to Five Olympic Golds (VIDEO)


Gregg Troy Named ASCA Coach of the Year After Guiding Caeleb Dressel to Five Olympic Golds (VIDEO)

A little less than two months after guiding Caeleb Dressel to an epic performance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Gregg Troy has been named the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) George Haines Coach of the Year. The award was presented on Thursday during the ASCA World Clinic in Orlando.

The head coach at the University of Florida from 199-2018, Troy has turned his attention to guiding his professional athletes with the Gator Swim Club. Dressel, of course, is the headliner of the group and left his second Olympics with five gold medals – three individual and two relay. Troy was awarded Coach of the Year accolades in competition with Jack Bauerle, Greg Meehan, Anthony Nesty, Meghan O’Leary and Solomon D’Amico. In Olympic years, ASCA Coach of the Year finalists are required to lead an athlete to gold at the Games.

Under the watch of Troy, Dressel won individual gold medals in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, the fly title earned in world-record time. Dressel also powered the United States to victory in the 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay. Together, Dressel and Troy have achieved superb success, including multiple world championships and world records.

Asked what the honor meant to him, Troy gave credit to his star pupil. Said Troy: “It means I was fortunate enough to work with Caeleb Dressel and he did a fantastic job.”

Bauerle led Chase Kalisz to gold in the 400 individual medley while O’Leary and D’Amico coached teenage phenom Lydia Jacoby to a win in the 100 breaststroke. Nesty earned his Coach of the Year nomination through Bobby Finke’s Olympic golds in the 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle while Meehan coached Katie Ledecky to gold in the 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle.


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