50 Years, 50 Titans: Greg Staebell

Heather Scibetta

One of the greatest strengths that we have in our Titans organization is that several of our coaches are actual alumni themselves. We are proud to offer opportunities to our alum as we know how valuable it is when they can directly relate to our current swimmers while being able to continue in a sport that they love. Our next spotlight is another Titans alumni swimmer and current team coach: Greg Staebell

Greg began swimming at the early age of 9 and never stopped. He grew up in Williamsville and attended Williamsville South High School. He went on to attend Canisius College, where he specialized in backstroke. He was a part of the All-MAAC academic team and was named MVP for the 2016-2017 season. Greg finished his college career at Canisius earning his undergrad and MBA in Finance and Computer Forensics.

In addition to coaching levels 3 and 5 for Titans, he also just started a new job at New Era in the production development and merchandise department.

Fun Facts about Coach Greg:

- He swam backstroke for Coach Scott at Canisius and still works with him there today. 

- He was the Team Captain at Canisius.

- He currently holds the 200-backstroke school record at Canisius. Our swimmers love seeing Coach Greg’s name on the board!

Quick Q&A with Greg:

Q: When did you become a member of the Titan family?

A: I swam for Titans during the summers and breaks of college (2014-2018) and started coaching Spring 2017.

Q: What is your favorite memory about being a Titan?

A: The friendships made through swimming and coaching.

Q: What is your least favorite stroke or event?

A: 400 IM

Coach Greg is a favorite coach on our Titan team as he has the patience to guide our youngest swimmers while at the same time is continuously sought after for swimming advise from some of our eldest. What is your favorite Coach Greg memory? Let us know in the comments.