Doug Gross has been a competitive swim coach
for over 30 years and has been the Head Coach of the Dolfins
since the fall of 1996. Starting his swimming and
coaching career in the Western New York area at local
teams, he has coached at the White Plains, NY, YMCA, Glens Falls,
NY, YMCA, Holyoke, Mass., YMCA, along with various summer and
country club teams. Doug has coached an Olympic Trials
qualifer, finalists at the National YMCA Championships, Junior
National Championships, the Speedo Series Championships, and
at the Eastern Zone Championships. Doug was a YMCA
Program Director for over 20 years before becoming the full-time
Head Coach of the Dolfins. Doug also coached the boys team at
Bethlehem Central for 3 years and the girls team for 8 years, with
two Section 2 Championships and one Runner Up titles
while his swimmers also set a number of school records.
He received Section 2 Coach of the Year honors in
2006. Doug resides in Halfmoon, NY, with his wife,
DJ began coaching with the Dolfins in 2012. He has been a
competitive swim coach for over five years. As an athlete, DJ
was a five-time varsity swimmer at East Aurora High School,
competing at the NY State Championships each year and leaving as a
school record holder in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and
was inducted into the East Aurora Hall of Fame. At Union
College, DJ was a four-time All-America Honorable Mention, a
two-time UCAA/Liberty League Swimmer of the Year, and was on the
Conference All-Academic Team. DJ, his fiance Jamie, and their
dog, Gillespie, live in the City of Albany.
Nate has been coaching swimming for about 8 years. Before
joining the Dolfins staff in 2014, he had coached everywhere from
the Summer Country Club league, the Guilderland YMCA
Cyclones, Bethlehem Central assistant varisty coach and most
recently assistant swim coach at The College of St. Rose. He
started his swimming career at the age of 6 with the Delmar
Dolfins, and yes, Coach Doug! He swam with the Dolfins until
graduating from Bethlehem Central High School in 2008.
Eric began coaching for the Delmar Dolfins in 2016. He coached
for several years in Western New York. He previously coached
with Mercury Swimming in the Niagara-LSC and a private summer swim
club in Wayland, New York. He also was an assistant coach at
Wayland-Cohocton High School for both girls and boys varsity
swimming. As a high school swimmer he set several records in
breaststroke, the Individual Medley, and numerous relay teams. As a
coach he has enjoyed coaching several girls and boys who have
broken school records and have gone on to swim in college.
When Eric is not at the pool, he is at SUNY Albany working
towards his PhD in history.
Coach Jody is from the netherworld of Ulster County where men are men, women are women, and big foot is a constant companion to both. He swam for the Marist Swim Team under legendary coach Larry VanWagner during his age group and high school career. Jody was accepted by Clarkson University, where he specialized in the 200 butterfly, and then attended Union Graduate School. He now lives in Delmar with his wife Jane and their children Hannah and Addison.
Tiffany was a competitive swimmer for
8 years on the Madison Dolphins swim team in New York City. After
she stopped competitive swimming she became a Lifeguard for the
Department of Parks and Recreation. In 2011, she began her
undergraduate studies at Iona College in New Rochelle. In 2012, she
transferred to SUNY Albany to complete her Bachelors and Masters
degree. She obtained her Bachelors in Political Science and English
Literature in 2015 and her Masters in English Literature in 2016.
Tiffany began coaching with the Delmar Dolfins in 2016.
Tiffany is currently working as a secretary and tutor in Albany.
She plans to begin a PhD program in the near future.
Tara started coaching with the Dolfins in Spring 2016 after
graduating from LeMoyne College where she swam all 4 years.
Tara started her swimming career with the Delmar Dolfins at the
age of 6. Tara also swam for Bethlehem HS and qualified for the NY
State meet in 100 fly, 100 back, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 400
free relay. .
While at LeMoyne Tara was named to the Northeast 10
commissioners honor roll 6 times, was the team MVP for all 4
years, earned an all american in the 200 bk, and set 7 school.
Tara is currently pursuing her law degree at Albany Law School.
Katie swam with the Dolfins for 15 year and in high school she
competed for the Bethlehem Eagles. Katie continued her swimming
career at LeMoyne College where she competed at Divison II NCAA
Championships all 4 years and became a 10 time All-American. After
graduating from LeMoyne, Katie went on to receive her Masters
degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. After
moving back to the area from Manhatten, Katie now lives in Glenmont
and works at Albany Med.