National Collegiate Scholastic Trophy Finalists: Jeff Dugdale, Joel Shinofield, Mike Stromberg

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The nominees for the National Collegiate Scholastic Trophy were announced today by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The trophy is the highest honor in intercollegiate and interscholastic swimming and diving.

Jeff Dugdale, Joel Shinofield and Mike Stromberg are the three finalists. The winner will be selected by CSCAA member coaches and recognized at the 60th Annual CSCAA College Swimming & Diving Awards on May 5th at Joe’s Live in Rosemont, Illinois. Each of the nominees has produced multiple NCAA Champions and been named national Coach-of-the-Year eight times total.

The Nominees:

Jeff Dugdale, Queens University of Charlotte

A native of Kenosha, Wis., Dugdale joined Queens in the summer of 2010 and immediately transformed the Royals into a national power. Since the 2014-15 season, Queens has won ten NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving titles. In nominating Dugdale, Wingate head swimming coach Kirk Sanocki noted that he “has helped redefine the image of Division II swimming and diving by providing a model of success that is applicable at all levels. “

Joel Shinofield, Washington & Lee University, CSCAA

Following a decade of coaching at his alma mater, Washington & Lee University, Shinofield was named Executive Director of College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association. Under his leadership, the association grew by 25% and established two signature events – the National Invitational Championships and CSCAA Open Water Championships. During his tenure, the sport added thirty-four new men’s scholarship programs and 143 new teams overall.

Mike Stromberg, University of North Dakota

Mike Stromberg, a native of Havre, Mont., spent 21 seasons as head coach at UND. In that time, he built the most successful program in North Dakota athletics. During his time, Stromberg led the women’s team on a run of seventeen-straight top-six finishes and the men’s team to fifteen consecutive top-ten finishes. Stromberg’s influence also extended into the community and his student-athletes’ lives. In his nomination of Stromberg, Bob Groseth wrote, “With all of his accomplishments, what he likes to do the most is teach swimmers how to swim faster through proper technique and training. His philosophy is to train to race, not train to train. “

About the National Scholastic Collegiate Trophy

The National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy is presented to the coach who, in the estimation of the recipient’s peers, has “the greatest contribution to swimming as a competitive sport, and as a healthful, recreational activity in the province of undergraduate and scholastic education.” The award is presented annually by both the CSCAA and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).

Past Winners (CSCAA)

Dave Armbruster, Iowa (1963)
Ron Ballatore, UCLA / Florida (2012)
Jack Bauerle, Georgia (1998)
Hoble Billingsley, Indiana (1990)
Frank Busch, Arizona (2005)
Ray Bussard, Tennessee (1985)
Charles Butt, Bowdoin College (1981)
Bob Busbey, Cleveland State (1983)
Jim Counsilman, Indiana  (1975)
Peter Daland, Southern California (1977)
Greg Earhart, Carthage College (2008)
Don Easterling, NC State (1994)
Dr. Samuel Freas, ISHOF (1997)
Jean Freeman, Minnesota (1999)
Donald Gambril, Alabama (1986, 2006)
George Haines, UCLA (1976)
Phil Hansel, Houston (1989)
John Higgins, Navy (1988)
Jon Howell, Emory University (2015)
Frank Keefe, Yale University (2009)
Edward Kennedy, Columbia (1959)
Richard Kimball, Michigan (1987)
Robert Kiphuth, Yale University (1960)
Matt Kredich, Tennessee (2013)
Kris Kubik, Texas (2017)
Peter Linn, Eastern Michigan (2018)
Ernie Maglischo, CSU Bakersfield (1992)
Matt Mann, Oklahoma (1961)
David Marsh, Auburn (2000 and 2003)
Jack McGuire, Iowa State (1978)

Teri McKeever, California (2002)
Don Megerle, Tufts (2007)
Karl Michael, Dartmouth (1967)
Charles McCaffree, Michigan St (1966)
Philip Moriarty, Yale University (1979)
Robert Mowerson, Minnesota (1974)
Robert Muir, Williams College (1969)
Tim Welsh, Notre Dame (2014)
Richard Papenguth, Purdue  (1965)
Gregg Parini, Denison University (2011)
Mike Peppe, Ohio State (1962)
Richard Quick, Stanford (2001)
Eddie Reese, Texas (1993)
Jack Ryan, Army / West Point (1984)
Soichi Sakamato, Hawaii (1968)
Charles Silvia, Springfield (1971)
Eddie Sinnott, Southern Methodist (2019)
Alfred Barr, Southern Methodist (1972)
Gus Stager, Michigan (1980)
Richard Steadman, Monmouth (1982)
Jim Steen, Kenyon (1995)
Susan Teeter, Princeton  (2017)
Nort Thornton, California (1991)
David Robertson, New Trier HS (1970)
Gregg Troy, Florida (2010)
Harold Ulen, Harvard University (1964)
Jon Urbanchek, Michigan (1996, 2004)
Ted Webster, Syracuse (1973)
Gregg Wilson, UC Santa Barbara (2016)

 

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    Hugh Gordon

    I am humbled to have coach Mike Stromberg 1973-75 at UND. A swimmer he was a leader from the start in his freshman year. As a coach he was more successful than any other coach of any sport at UND. But more importantly in addition to coaching the sport/lifestyle of swimming he taught community values to all his athletes though out years. Congrats Mike win or not you are worthy of this nomination. Good Luck!
    Hugh Gordon
    UND swim coach 1973-75.

  2. avatar
    Any McKenzie

    As a parent of one of Mike’s current swimmers, I could not be more pleased to see him as a nomination for this prestigious award. Mike Stromberg is so much more than a swim coach. He truly cares about the kids and encourages them to do their best in all areas of their lives. He will pick up the phone and wish them good luck in events outside of swimming. Former Stromberg swimmers and their families even show up to home meets to volunteer.
    Best of luck Coach Mike!