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Gregg Troy

Inducted 2007

Gregg Troy has been a successful swimming coach at the high school, collegiate and international levels, coaching his athletes to their highest potential.

The Bellefonte, Pa. native is a graduate of Sarasota High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history and government at Texas Christian University in 1972. He also earned a master’s degree in history education at Jacksonville University in 1987.

Troy began his 20-year career at The Bolles School in 1977 as a history teacher and swimming coach. During his tenure, Bolles won 15 boys state championships (10 consecutive) and 11 girls state titles (nine consecutive), as well as several mythical national championships. Troy left Bolles in 1997 to become the head women’s swimming coach at the University of Florida, where he led the team to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. A year later, he became the men’s coach as well, and was named the 2000 SEC Men’s Coach of the Year. Troy has been named SEC and NCAA Coach of the Year twice.

His impact on the world stage has been impressive. Troy has coached 49 Olympians (34 at Bolles), more than 200 All-America swimmers, and has coached athletes to more than 150 U.S. and international records. He was the head coach for the Thailand Olympic team in Barcelona in 1992 and an assistant coach for the women’s U.S. Olympic team in 1996 in Atlanta. In all, Troy has guided six gold medal winners, four silver medalists and three bronze winners. He was also the head coach for the U.S. team at the Pan American Games in 1995 and 1999 and for the World Championships in 1998 and 2001.

Troy was honored in 1997 with the U.S. Olympic & United States Swimming Development Coach of the Year award. He is a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, the National Interscholastic Swim Coach Association, and the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. Troy and his family live in Gainesville.