Adam Hoyt, the Tufts University men's swimming coach for 11 seasons from to 2004-15, was promoted to run both the men's and women's programs in 2015. He enters his 14th season overall at Tufts and third year as head coach of the Jumbo men's and women's teams.
At the 2017 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships last March, Hoyt's team earned a 10th place finish that matched the program's best since 2006. Tufts' 10th-place finish at NCAA's was the fifth time during Hoyt's tenure that the Jumbos finished among the NCAA top 20. That includes the two 10ths, a 12th in 2016, 18th in 2010 and 19th in 2014. A total of 13 men's team records were broken during the 2016-17 season.
Nine of Hoyt's swimmers and divers qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships and combined to earn six All-American honors and another six honorable mention All-American accolades. Sophomore Kingsley Bowen was recognized as an All-American in three events, including a third-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Bowen, voted a 2016-17 Division III Preseason All-American by CollegeSwimming.com, now has five All-American awards and one honorable mention All-American honor during his two-year career at the national championships.
Also last season, nine members of Coach Hoyt's men's swimming & diving team were named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Team. The Jumbos placed third at the competitive conference meet. Hoyt's Jumbos have placed among the top three at the conference championship nine times since 2006, including second-place efforts in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016. Hoyt was voted NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers for the 2005-06 season.
While Hoyt works to build the Jumbo women's swimming and diving program into a conference and national contender equal to the the men's team, that program has also had successes during the past two seasons. Amanda Gottschalk and Colleen Doolan both qualified for the NCAA meet in 2016 and 2017. Gottschalk came home as an honorable mention All-American both years and Doolan was an honorable mention All-American in 2016. Five women's team records have been broken in the past two seasons.
In addition to their success in the pool, the Tufts teams also perform well academically. The Jumbos are annual recipients of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) award for team academic achievement. A total of 26 men's and women's team members earned Academic All-NESCAC honors in 2016-17 for carrying grade point averages of 3.4 or better. Gottschalk received Academic All-America® honors in 2016 and was the university's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award in 2017.
Coach Hoyt's programs are also actively involved in the community. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving team members raised over $10,000 for cancer research as part of Swim Across America in April 2017. Over the past seven years, Tufts has helped Swim Across America raise almost $100,000.
Hoyt was hired to lead the Jumbos after veteran coach Don Megerle retired from coaching after 33 years in 2004. The assistant men's and women's swimming coach at Trinity College from 2001-04, Hoyt is a native of Orange, Connecticut and a 2001 graduate of Hamilton College. He and his wife Brooke live in Medford with their daugter Rae and son Jude.