Don Galluzzi
Don Galluzzi

An ASCA Level 5 coach, Don Galluzzi is in his sixth year at Yale. Don is also not new to the Ivy League, the EISL, eastern or national swimming. He has a proven record of success in working with a wide range of swimmers from "walk-on" to Olympic level. He has coached a World Record, American records and an NCAA Division I champion, as well as a Rhodes Scholar. His clinic experiences are at both the international and national level and include his efforts for the USIS in Morocco and also at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. In the summer of 2005 he coached at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey. The end of the 2006-2007 school year, highlighted by the total of 17 school records that were broken in that one season, brought conclusion to "Coach Don's" initial contributions in the area of recruiting in the first five year cycle that started in September of 2002. In addition the team finishes at the Conference IVY/EISL Championships were the best since the 2002-2003 season. With the entering of the Class of 2011 a second such recruiting cycle was begun. After earning a B.A. degree in History at Rutgers University, and an M.A.degree in Physical Education from Indiana University, Don served as Aquatics Director and Head Swimming Coach at Columbia University for 13 years. He went on to be head coach of the men's and women's programs at Ohio, Fordham, Stevens Institute of Technology and at Fairfield University. He has 288 NCAA career wins as a head coach, with a winning percentage of .676, while rebuilding these eight different programs. In his years as a head coach his teams, both men and women, achieved Academic All-American status more often (over 20 recognitions) than conference championships. The various teams he has coached have won 14 conference championships. Don strongly believes in the philosophy that a healthy balance of challenging academic and athletic goals and social development, not only works, but is also the best preparation for an extraordinary and happy life.

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