16-Time SUNYAC Coach of the Year
Men (10) - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
Women (6) - 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
30 SUNYAC Team Championships
Men (16) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Women (14) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Paul Dotterweich is in his 17th season as head swimming & diving coach at Geneseo in 2016-17. Voted the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Coach of the Year on 14 occasions since taking over the program in 2001, the men's and women's teams have combined to win 28 out of a possible 32 total conference championships under his tutelage.
Thirty-seven Knights have won 112 All-America certificates during his tenure, including 26 women that have brought home 94 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.
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.
Dotterweich led Geneseo to an unprecedented 12th sweep of the men's and women's team titles at the 2016 SUNYAC Championships, while Outstanding Swimmer honors have been awarded to Geneseo swimmers 11 times under Dotterweich's wing. Max joined Rodriguez as the only swimmers to ever garner the award three-straight seasons, while on the men's side, Nasky became the second Geneseo swimmer to land the award twice, joining Josh Muldner '99 in achieving the feat.
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).