Geoff Brown

Head Coach, Senior Gold, Novice Gold

coachgeoff@novaswim.org

Geoff has brought excellence to his swimmers and to the programs with which he has been associated. At each level of competitive swimming, his teams and swimmers have been winners. Beginning at the Tuckahoe YMCA in 1976, he turned lightweight summer league programs into powerhouses, culminating in a lengthy unbeaten streak at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club. At NOVA, that pattern continues— state champions and championships, Senior and Junior National qualifiers, Senior and Junior National champions, Olympic Trials qualifiers, and Olympic Gold Medalist Townley Haas.  Geoff has been named Virginia Senior Coach of Year ten times in his career: 1991-92, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and 2015-2016. He has been named NCSA Coach of the Year 4 times:  2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016. USA Swimming honored him as 2012 Developmental coach of the Year. In 2015, he was named as Team USA coach for the Junior World Championships in Singapore.


Though responsible for the overall guidance of the club, Geoff directly supervises the Novice Gold and Senior Gold groups. Geoff has watched a small age group program at the University of Richmond grow from a clinic into what is now NOVA. 

Geoff graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1977 and received his Master’s from University of Virginia in 1979. His undergraduate degree is in biology while his graduate degree is in English language and Literature. Geoff received permission to proceed on his doctorate, but opted to turn to coaching, his first love. He is married to NOVA coach Lisa Brown, and they have five children and stepchildren: three boys, Gaites, Andy and Gavin and two girls, Alaina and Emily.