Greg Doyle became York College's second full-time Head Swimming Coach and Director of Aquatics on November 10, 2015.
Doyle replaced former head coach Erin Kurtz who left the program in September of 2015 to pursue other professional opportunities.
Doyle comes to the Spartan program after serving as Limestone College’s head swim coach the last three years. Limestone is a Division II school in Gaffney, South Carolina. He has guided the Saints to 50 All-American performances and 28 separate school records while at the helm of the program. His Limestone teams have also performed well in the classroom as they both earned the CSCAA Team Scholar Award three times each.
He will be responsible for the direction of the Spartans’ men’s and women’s swim teams and programing for the York College Natatorium.
Doyle is pleased to be making the move to York.
“I am excited for the great opportunity to be the head swim coach and aquatics director at York College,” said Doyle. “We have a young and talented group of men and women that I believe has a chance to be a championship caliber program. I am looking forward to a long run of success as a Spartan.”
Doyle brings extensive coaching experience to the Spartan program. Prior to his tenure at Limestone, he coached at Division III Washington & Lee for a season. He was responsible for developing workouts, stroke analysis, meet preparations and fundraising. Doyle also developed strength and conditioning programs for his swimmers.
Before his stay at W&L, Doyle was an assistant at SUNY-New Paltz. He was responsible for all aspects of the Division III program. While at New Paltz, Doyle coached a team that established nine new school records in his one year on the staff.
Doyle began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the Kingston Hurricanes Swim Club in Kingston, New York from 2007-2011.
During his collegiate career at SUNY Oswego, Doyle was a two-year captain for the Lakers. He was a three-time All-American and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He still holds Oswego records for the 50 free, the 100 free, the 200 free, and the 500 free while he is also a part of the 200-medley relay and the 800 free relay teams that hold the Laker school record.
Doyle was also the SUNYAC (State University of New York Athletic Conference) Outstanding Male Swimmer of the Meet in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Doyle was a four-time All-SUNYAC performer, garnering first-team honors in his final three seasons after earning second-team recognition as a freshman in 2005. Additionally, Doyle was named Oswego’s Outstanding Senior Athlete in 2008, a College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American and Oswego President’s List honoree in 2006. He was also named to the SUNYAC All-Academic Team in 2006 and 2008.
Doyle is determined to forge a championship program at York.
“I want to have a team that is driven to compete each and every day,” says Doyle. “I want teams that are true to strong set of core values that will serve our swimmers throughout their careers, not just their time in York. We want to produce great swimmers but even better students and citizens.”
Doyle holds a certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), is a certified American Red Cross Life Guard and Life Guard instructor, First Aid Instructor and possesses lifeguard training and CPR at the professional rescuer level.
A 2008 graduate of SUNY Oswego, Doyle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Justice with a minor in Athletic Coaching. He and his wife, Stephanie, have one son, Rylan, who born in 2013.
Eric Naylor is beginning his third year on the York College men’s and women’s swimming coaching staff. Naylor is a dynamic young coach who has helped the Spartan program reach unprecedented heights.
Naylor came to the Spartan program from Shippensburg University where he was a highly decorated swimming for the Red Raiders. Over the course of his career, Naylor reached the finals in all 12 individual swims. He was the only swimmer in the history of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference to swim 9 different individual events and earn a berth in the finals. While at Shippensburg, Naylor recorded seven “B” cuts in the 100 and 200 fly, the 100 and 200 backstroke, the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 free. He owns Shippensburg University top 10 times in the 100 and 200 fly, the 100 backstroke, the 200 and 400 IM and the 1650 freestyle.
He graduated from Shippensburg in 2013 with a degree in geographic information systems.
Prior to Shippensburg, Naylor was a successful swimmer at Dover High School. He was a two-year captain for the Eagles as he reached the finals in 13 of a possible 16 events as the PIAA State Swim meet while he medaled in nine events. At the time of his graduation, he held the Dover High School team records in the 200-medley relay, the 400 free relay, the 100 backstroke, the 100 fly, and the 200 IM. He was a four-time high school All-American.
Naylor swam competitively for 17 seasons including competing for the Dover Area Aquatic Club from 1998 to 2005 followed by a two year stint at the York YMCA (YY) from 2005-2007. He then swam for the Northern York Aquatic Club (NYAC) and the West Shore YMCA (WSY) from 2007 to 2009 before heading to Shippensburg.
Naylor won a YMCA national championship in 2005 in the 100 backstroke (13-14 age group) and swam at nine YMCA national meets with 20 finals swims.
Naylor’s impact on the Spartan swim squad has been significant. He has helped current senior Kyle Walthall become the first Spartan in school history to earn a berth at the NCAA Division III championships. Walthall became the Spartans’ first Division III Swimming All-American as a sophomore and repeated that feat as a junior in 2015. Naylor has worked with the stroke and IM groups during his time on the Spartan staff. The Spartans have had four swimmers earn NCAA “B” cut times and has coached a pair of CAC champions. The Spartans have broken 19 team records in the last two years.
Naylor lives in Dover and is engaged to be married to fiancé Lauren Crawford. In his time away from the pool, he enjoys carpentry and working on automobiles.