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NU Swimming & Coach Eric Bugby

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Men's Swimming & Diving Adds 14 For 2020-21

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y – Niagara men's swimming and diving head coach Eric Bugby has announced the addition of 14 newcomers for the 2020-21 season. ... 20-21.aspx

Wow! Looks like Coach Eric Bugby did a great job recruiting!


Bugby enters his first season with the Purple Eagles swimming and diving program.

Bugby most recently served as the Associate Head Coach for men's and women's swimming and diving at Lehigh University. Bugby coached under the 2018 Patriot League Women's Coach of the Year and helped the team achieve five NCAA standards. In his time at Lehigh, the Mountain Hawks set 32 combined team records and qualified eight swimmers for Winter Nationals and four for Open Water Nationals.

While at Lehigh, Bugby was the recruiting coordinator and also managed the recruiting, apparel, equipment and travel budgets. He was a member of the athletic department's awards committee and staff development committee.

Prior to Lehigh, Bugby served as an Assistant Coach at Denver from 2016-17. He was the recruiting coordinator and served as the lead for NCAA compliance. While at Denver, Bugby had 15 All-Americans and earned five All-American honors at the 2017 NCAA Championships. The team finished first in the national mid-major poll and achieved 59 NCAA standards. Bugby helped the team to 36 wins out of 40 events at the Summit League Championship and qualified two swimmers for the 2016 and 2017 FINA World Championships.

Bugby had two stints at the United States Military Academy, serving as the Associate Head Coach from 2014-16 and as an Assistant Coach from 2010-13. He was the Head Coach and Aquatics Director at the Illinois Institute of Technology from 2013-14.

Bugby got his start in coaching as a Graduate Assistant Coach at Arizona State University from 2007-09.

Bugby graduated from Duquesne in 2007 with a bachelor's in English and earned his master's degree in higher and postsecondary education from Arizona State in 2009.
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