The Genesee Community College athletics department announced Daniel Allen as its new swimming and diving head coach Oct. 1.
Allen comes to GCC after spending the previous 13 years as either the head or associate head men's and women's coach at three other four-year colleges or universities.
Most recently, Allen spent the past four seasons as the head men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. Prior to that he held the same title at SUNY Buffalo State College – also for four seasons.
Allen's collegiate coaching career began at his alma mater SUNY Geneseo in 2005 after his graduation as an associate head coach and aquatics manager.
At Pace University, Allen's teams were acknowledged as the top academic swimming and diving teams in the Northeast 10 in three of his four years at the helm, including the last two.
At each of his three previous coaching venues, Allen's athletes have broken more than a collective 150 school records with those totals increasing with each venue he has been at the helm, with nearly 60 at his last stint at Pace.
As a member of the Knights' swimming and diving team, he was named the 2004 Rochester Area Swimmer Athlete of the Year, and captured the Most Outstanding Swimmer Award from the 2005 State University of New York Athletics Conference Championships.
Allen also competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division-III National Championships and was crowned a SUNYAC conference champion more than a dozen times.
A complete 2018-19 Cougars swimming and diving schedule can be found at: http://www.geneseeathletics.com/sports/swimdive/2018-19/schedule