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Strieby Named Head Swimming & Diving Coach

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University has named Dr. Troy Strieby its head coach for the men's and women's swimming and diving programs, Athletic Director Ralph Brewer announced recently.

Strieby replaces Chip Villarreal, who resigned after five years as head coach of both programs to become the head men's swimming coach and director of acquatics at the University of Chicago.

"I am happy that we were able to secure a person with Dr. Strieby's experience and strong ties to our program," said Brewer. "I am certain that he will continue to build Frostburg State swimming into a national contender."

Strieby is no stranger to the Bobcat swimming teams, having served as the diving coach since 1999. This past season, Cindy Reese set two school records in the 1-meter dives and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships under Strieby's guidance.

Strieby owns a wealth of experience as a coach and instructor. He coached various age groups at the Cumberland YMCA from 1976-1988 and was the head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving teams at Laurel Highlands High School in Uniontown, Pa., from 1991-1992.

Strieby has been a part of Frostburg State University since earning his bachelor's of science degree in parks and recreation in 1988. He then completed his master's of education from FSU in 1994 and joined the Health, Physical Education and Recreation department full time in 1996 as an instructor of adventure education and acquatics.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the swimming programs here at Frostburg State," said Strieby. "I'm looking forward to working with our student-athletes and facing the challenges ahead."

Strieby, who earned his Doctorate in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala., in the summer of 2001, holds numerous instructor certifications in lifeguarding, CPR and water safety. He has also been a featured presenter at nearly 20 workshops and conferences.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780