Steve Riegler

Steve Riegler

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
Fourth Season

Alma Mater:
Toledo '99


Coach Riegler enters his fourth season with the Musketeers, and his second full season as head coach. In his three seasons at Xavier, Riegler has helped the Musketeers set 53 school records and guided four swimmers to A-10 Individual Titles. The men's and women's swim teams are coming off a the best season in the programs' history in which both achieved their highest point totals ever at the A-10 Championship in 2008, with the women finishing second and the men finishing third.

Before coming to Xavier, Riegler was the women's assistant at the University of Richmond. He watched 11 school records fall during the 2004-05 season in addition to coaching the A-10 rookie of the meet and Performer of the Meet during the 2005 A-10 Championships. One swimmer went on to compete at NCAA's and earned All-American honors.

Prior to his stint at Richmond, Riegler was an assistant swimming coach at his alma mater, the University of Toledo. While with the Rockets, he was responsible for recruiting, middle distance/stroke workouts, budgeting, travel, running practice and alumni relations. He coached an NCAA "B" cut qualifier and the 2003 MAC Swimmer of the Year with eight school records falling at the MAC Championships.

He began his coaching career at Northern Illinois University where he worked with distance and middle-distance swimmers while heading recruiting efforts. He coached two swimmers who achieved NCAA "B" times and saw six school records fall during the MAC Championships.

Riegler competed for four years at the University of Toledo and developed into one of the fastest backstrokers in MAC history. Regarded as one of the most improved swimming athletes at Toledo, he was one of four Rocket swimmers to sweep the top-4 places in the 200 back at the 1997 MAC Championships.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in education from Toledo, Riegler served as an assistant swimming coach at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio, while teaching physical education in the Washington Township School District. He then became graduate assistant coach at Toledo while completing a master's degree in recreation administration.

Riegler and his wife, Lori, who also swam at Toledo, have a daughter, Meredith, and a son, Joshua.