Jeff Maxwell was named the second head women's swimming and diving coach in school history on September 16, 2002. Maxwell brings over 15 years of coaching experience to Siena's young program. A 1980 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland with a degree in physical education, Maxwell later went on to obtain his master's degree in education from St. Lawrence University in 1989.
"Jeff brings a solid coaching background to one of our up-and-coming programs," Director of Athletics John D'Argenio said upon his hiring. "His proven experience should make for a smooth transition for our returning student-athletes, and his local ties, coupled with his college coaching background will help in the recruiting process."
Maxwell's coaching career began at Potsdam shortly after his undergraduate studies were completed. He served as head swim coach at the State University College at Potsdam from 1980 to 1985. From Potsdam, Maxwell accepted the head coaching job of the men's swimming team at the University of Buffalo in September of 1985. He remained ion Western New York for two years, where he also served as regional director for the Empire State Games in the summer months, and senior coach of the West Swim Club in nearby Williamsvile.
Maxwell's career led him to the Capital Region in October of 1987, when he was named head swim coach administrator, head master's swim coach and pool director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. He remained at RPI for nearly eight years, until May of 1995.
Maxwell's next move was to the high school level where he worked as head girls swim coach at Shaker High School until November of 2001. For the past two years, he has served as co-head coach of the Adirondack Bluefins Swim Club in Latham, and for the past three as the aquatics director and head swim coach at Schuyler Meadows Country Club. Maxwell was also involved with the Capital District Aquatic Club, serving as a head swim coach since his arrival in the Capital Region in 1987 to May of 2000.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a young program on the rise," Maxwell said of his hiring at Siena. "We have a solid foundation and great support, so the sky is the limit for Siena women's swimming and diving."