Paul Dotterweich
Paul Dotterweich
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 245-5352

20-Time SUNYAC Coach of the Year
Men (12) - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Women (8) - 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

34 SUNYAC Team Championships
Men (18) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Women (16) - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Paul Dotterweich is in his 20th season as head swimming & diving coach at Geneseo in 2019-20. Voted the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Coach of the Year on 20 occasions since taking over the program in 2001, the men's and women's teams have combined to win 34 out of a possible 38 total conference championships under his tutelage.

A total of 45 Knights have won 130 All-America certificates during his tenure, including 33 women that have brought home 107 total citations from the NCAA Championships. Abigail Max '15 and Michelle Rodriguez '11 sit in a tie for the most decorated student-athlete in Geneseo history, both with 16 All-America certificates. Most recently, four Knights earned All-America honors at the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. Nancy Nasky '19 earned All-America honors in the 1650 Free and honorable mention in the 500 free while Deidra Osula '21 finished an All-American seventh in the 50 free and earned honorable mention in the 100 free. Samantha Reichman '20 and Kiersten Coates '21 combined for three diving All-America honors as Reichman finished fifth in the three-meter and eighth off the one-meter board 

Samuel Randall '18 capped his Geneseo career with a first-place finish in the one-meter dive at the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, becoming just the third student-athlete in Geneseo history to win multiple national championships.

The women's swimming & diving team has been recognized as a College Swimming Coaches' Association of America (CSCAA) Academic All-America Team in 35 of the past 36 semesters, while the men's team has been awarded the honor for the past 12 consecutive semesters. Natalie LaCourt '18 became Geneseo's first female Google Cloud/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American, while Jeff Doser '18 was 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. He graduated as a six-time All-American as well.

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.

Dotterweich led the Knights to their 14th sweep of the men's and women's SUNYAC Championships in 2018 as Nancy Nasky '19 earned the women's Swimmer of the Year honors for the second year in a row, Samuel Randall '18 was named men's Diver of the Year and Doser received the James Fulton Award for top senior of the championship meet.  

At the 2017 SUNYAC Championships, Nasky swept the 1,650, 500 and 200 freestyle events and paced the 800 free relay to a first-place finish as well. She continued on to the NCAA Championships, finishing ninth in the mile to earn All-American Honorable Mention.

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 and Evan.