Women's Swimming

Greg Brown  
Greg Brown

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Fourth Season


Greg Brown enters his fourth season in 2009-10 as the head women's swimming coach at Siena College. The 2002 Lycoming College graduatehas posted an impressive 19-15 (.559) overall record in three seasons, including a 10-6 (.625) record in MAAC meets. The 19 wins tie him with Ken McLaughlin (1999-02) as the winningest coach in program history. This season, Brown will become the longest tenured coach in Siena Swimming and Diving history.

During the 2008-09 season, Brown led the Saints to a 7-5 record including a 3-2 mark in MAAC meets during the program's milestone 10th season. Brown guided his team to a sixth place finish for a second straight year at the MAAC Championships, including an impressive 10th place mark at the ECAC Championships. Moreover, the Saints continued to break multiple school and pool records and his student-athletes continued their successes in the classroom with eight of them earning MAAC All-Academic Team honors.

Under Brown's guidance, the Saints completed one of the most decorated seasons in program history during the 2007-08 campaign. Siena posted a 9-4 overall meet record and won five of its six MAAC meets. In addition, Brown led the Saints to a sixth place finish at the MAAC Championships, the programs highest finish since the 2004 championship meet.

In addition, Brown mentored freshman Brittany Pavolko who as a freshman was named MAAC Swimmer of the Week twice during the year, doubling the programs all-time total. Six school and three pool records also fell by the wayside in 2007-08. The six school records were the most accomplished by the Saints in a single season. Additionally, five Saints placed on the MAAC All-Academic Team.

Under Brown's guidance, the Saints posted a 3-6 record during his first season in 2006-07 and finished in seventh place at the MAAC Championships. The Saints did however win three of their final four meets to conclude the regular season. The Saints also placed three members on the MAAC All-Academic Team in 2006-07 and had Samantha Coratti garner MAAC Women's Swimmer of the Week Accolades in early November.

Upon his graduation from Lycoming, Brown served as an assistant coach the University of Vermont during the 2002-2003 season. He assisted in all aspects of the program, focusing on team development and recruiting.

In the fall of 2002, Brown also took over as the head swimming coach at the Greater Burlington YMCA. He oversaw a team that consisted of upwards of 75 swimmers during the fall/winter season. He qualified a record 10 swimmers for the 2005 YMCA Long Course Championship. At the meet, six of those were named YMCA All-Americans.

Brown also helped swimmers from Greater Burlington qualify for the YMCA National Meet in the spring and summer of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Additionally, Brown served as the head swim coach for both Burlington Country Club (2003-2004) and Quarry Hill Club (2005-2006) in their summer recreation programs which competed in the Champlain Valley Stream League. Brown led his 2006 Quarry Hill Club to the Vermont State Championship

As an undergraduate history major at Lycoming, Brown was a four-year letterman in swimming. He was the team captain in 2002 and the Coaches Award/Team MVP in 2001. He was a five-time Middle Atlantic silver medalist and two-time bronze medalist.

A Mechanicsburg, Pa. native, Brown currently resides in nearby Troy, N.Y.

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