Trevor Miele, now in his seventh season as the Head Coach of the New York University men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs, has led the men to a 37-14 dual-meet record and the women to a 39-11 mark over his first six years.
Last year, Miele continued to build on his programs’ success. The men posted a near-perfect 7-1 record, while the women ended the season at 4-4. Both teams had numerous qualifiers for the NCAA Championships as the men posted a sixth-place national finish and the women produced a 10th-place result. In addition, both teams achieved second-place finishes at their respective University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships (UAA).
Under Miele’s tutelage, senior Ian Rainey became the first male swimmer in program history to win an NCAA Championships event by capturing both the 200-yard and 400-yard IM. He went on to earn NYU’s Senior Athlete of the Year Award.
Rainey was just one of a plethora of student-athletes who made their marks at the NCAA’s as the men’s squad earned 17 All-America honors and 14 Honorable Mentions. Rainey finished with a total of six honors and senior Chad Moody had five while freshman Giorgio DelGrosso, senior Tim Kou and junior Nianzhong Liu each had four.
The women’s team captured seven All-America awards and 11 Honorable Mentions in’17-18. Sophomore Honore Collins led the team with four total awards (two All-America, two Honorable Mentions), while junior Grace Wakabayashi earned three honors. In addition, Sydney Catron was recognized as NYU’s Female Freshman Athlete of the Year.
Miele’s teams also excelled in the classroom as both were named College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Teams. Additionally, the squads combined to produce 28 UAA Winter Sport All-Academic honorees.
The 2016-17 season was historic for both teams. The women posted a perfect 8-0 record and ended the season having won 26 consecutive dual meets, while the men finished with a 4-3 mark. Both teams achieved their best-ever NCAA Championship finishes, as the men finished fifth while the women took eighth. In addition, the women placed second and the men took third at the UAA Championships.
Collins became NYU’s first-ever swimming & diving National Champion by winning the 200-yard IM at the NCAA Championships. Her victory was one of 46 Violet All-America accolades (26 men, 20 women) earned at the NCAA’s. Kou led NYU with five All-America honors, while Elise Gibbs, Noel Leung and Collins led the women’s team with three apiece. For their achievements, Collins and classmate Carlos Colmenares were named NYU Female and Male Freshman Athletes of the Year, respectively.
Numerous new program records were established as well, as the men broke 13 while the women erased 10.
Miele’s teams also excelled in the classroom, as both were recognized as CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams. In addition, 34 team members (20 women, 14 men) earned UAA Winter Sport All-Academic honors, 35 were named to the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee (IAAC) Fall Honor Roll (22 women, 13 men) and 40 were named to the IAAC Spring Honor Roll (22 women, 18 men).
The 2015-16 season was also outstanding for both the men’s and women’s programs. The women went a perfect 8-0 in dual-meets and recorded a best-ever eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the men went 8-1 and earned a then-best-ever ninth place finish for the second consecutive season. The men’s squad also finished third at the UAA Championships, while the women finished fourth.
The 2016 NCAA Championships saw the women earn a collective 25 All-American honors, while the men earned 22. Gibbs and Isabelle Kitze led the way for the women, as each swimmer captured five All-American honors. Kou and Austin Palmer led the men with four each.
Miele’s student-athletes also had success outside of the pool, as 26 (14 women, 12 men) team members were named to the IAAC Fall Honor Roll, 31 (18 women, 13 men) were named to the IAAC Spring Honor Roll and 23 (12 men, 11 women) earned UAA Winter Sport All-Academic honors. Additionally, the CSCAA honored both squads as Scholar All-America Teams.
During the 2014-15 season, both teams recorded perfect 9-0 records and ninth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. The campaign also featured both teams winning Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. The men’s squad finished third at the UAA Championships while the women took fourth. For his efforts, Miele was named both the men’s and women’s Coach of the Meet at the ECAC Championships, while he and his assistants were also named UAA Men’s Coaching Staff of the Meet.
At the NCAA Championships that season, the Violet men earned a collective 24 All-America honors while the women earned 20. Jerry Crowley led the way for the men with five All-America honors, while Emily Doerner had six for the women. Doerner was also selected as NYU’s Senior Athlete of the Year.
In 2013-14, Miele led both programs to successful campaigns, as each posted identical 6-2 dual-meet records. The women’s squad captured first place at the ECAC Championships, while the men recorded their second consecutive second-place ECAC finish. For his efforts, Miele was named both the men’s and women’s Coach of the Meet at the ECAC Championships.
That season, Miele also coached two All-Americans. On the men’s side, diver Austen Blease placed sixth in the one-meter dive and on the women’s side Doerner finished eighth in the 100-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships. In addition, Miele’s athletes produced 12 Honorable Mention All-America performances.
As a team, Miele’s women’s squad finished 28th at the NCAA Championships, the men placed 31st and both squads earned CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors.
In his first season with the Violets in 2012-13, Miele led the men’s team to a second-place finish at the ECAC Championships and to a seventh-place finish at the UAA Championships. Meanwhile, the women’s team took fourth and seventh at the ECAC and UAA Championships, respectively.
Overall, the men finished with a 3-7 dual meet record while the women went 4-5.
Prior to his return to NYU, Miele lifted both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs at the Stevens Institute of Technology to national prominence. Before his arrival in Hoboken, NJ, neither the men’s nor women’s program had produced an NCAA qualifier. In his six years with the Ducks, Miele coached 31 NCAA All-Americans, 32 NCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans and the first two NCAA National Champions in school history. The first of those National Champions, Laura Barito, went on to be named the NCAA Woman of the Year – just the third Division III athlete ever to receive the honor.
Before being appointed to the helm of the Stevens programs, Miele spent four seasons as an assistant to Head Coach Bob Sorensen with the NYU men’s swimming & diving team. During that time, he helped coach nine NCAA qualifiers who went on to earn seven All-America honors and 10 Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
Miele also helped the Violets capture back-to-back ECAC Division III Championships in 2004-05 and 2005-06, as well as record a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in ’05-06, their best-ever finish at the national meet to that point. Sorensen, Miele and the rest of the Violet coaches earned UAA Coaching Staff of the Year honors that season after leading the team to a best-ever second-place finish at the UAA Championships.
Miele, who graduated from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and marketing, was a four-year member and three-year captain of the Violets’ men’s swimming & diving team. A two-time All-American in the 100-yard butterfly, he qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his four seasons and was named team MVP all four years.
In recognition of his accomplishments, both as a student-athlete and coach, Miele was inducted into the NYU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
Miele earned his Master of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in sports management from Brooklyn College in 2006, is a native of Dix Hills, NY. He resides in Manhattan with his wife Mary and their children Bryce, Trent and Alexis.