18-Time SUNYAC Coach of the Year
Men (11) - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Women (7) - 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
32 SUNYAC Team Championships
Men (17) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Women (15) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Paul Dotterweich is in his 18th season as head swimming & diving coach at Geneseo in 2017-18. Voted the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Coach of the Year on 18 occasions since taking over the program in 2001, the men's and women's teams have combined to win 32 out of a possible 36 total conference championships under his tutelage.
Thirty-eight Knights have won 117 All-America certificates during his tenure, including 27 women that have brought home 96 total citations from the NCAA Championships. Recently, senior Abigail Max '15 capped her four-year career with a fourth-place effort in the 200 freestyle in 2015 to graduate a 16-time All-American and tie Michelle Rodriguez '11 as the most decorated student-athlete in Geneseo history. John Nasky '15 also finished first in the consolation final of the 1,650 freestyle as a senior to earn his first All-America honor.
The women's swimming & diving team has been recognized as a College Swimming Coaches' Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-America Team in 33 of the past 34 semesters, while the men's team has been awarded the honor for the past 10 consecutive semesters. Jeff Doser '18 and Natalie LaCourt '18 were named Google Cloud/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District and each received the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2018.
Dotterweich has also served on several national committees during his tenure. He is an active member of the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships Committee, and in the past has served as SUNYAC Swimming & Diving Committee Chair and as a part of the CSCAA National Ranking Committee.
Last season, Dotterweich led Geneseo to an unprecedented 13th sweep of the men's and women's team titles at the 2017 SUNYAC Championships, while Outstanding Swimmer honors have been awarded to Geneseo swimmers 12 times under Dotterweich's wing. Nancy Nasky '19 earned the title at the 2017 championships. She swept the 1,650, 500 and 200 freestyle events and paced the 800 free relay to a first-place finish as well. Nasky continued on to the NCAA Championships, finishing ninth in the mile to earn All-American Honorable Mention.
In 2016, Samuel Randall '18 became the program's first-ever individual national champion when he finished first in the 3-meter diving competition at the NCAA Championships. Randall followed that performance with a pair of All-American finishes in 2017, placing seventh in the 3-meter and earning national runner-up in the 1-meter.
Dotterweich graduated from Buffalo State in 1997 and took the reigns of the swimming & diving program at his alma mater later that year. Over the next three years, he helped lead the Bengals back to prominence in the SUNYAC, guiding the women to their highest conference championship finish (third) ever, while the men also notched their best finish (third) in over 20 years.
Dotterweich's undergraduate career was highlighted by being named the first recipient of the McDermott Award for dedication to the program after his junior year before lauding Kissinger Student-Athlete Award recognition following his senior campaign.
A Geneseo, N.Y. resident, he and his wife Jennifer have two sons -- Phillip (10) and Evan (7).