Jeffrey Barlok is in his first year with the Crusaders. He was a former assistant swim coach at Skidmore College from 1997-1999 and has 15 years of coaching experience in a variety of swimming capacities.
From 2010-2012, Barlok was the director of aquatics and programming at the Glens Falls YMCA, in addition to serving as the head swim coach for the Glen Falls Gators swim team. During this time, he managed all pool and aquatics operations, including swim lessons, water workout classes, family programs, camps and competitive swim programs. He was additionally in charge of the department’s budget, staffing, facility maintenance, special events, fundraising and promoting fitness and aquatic programs to the local community.
In the role as head coach for the Glen Falls Gators swim team, he managed 80 different swim teams, while implementing workouts, meet entries, schedules and pre-season tryouts. He was also responsible for the recruitment and training of assistant coaches. Barlok was active in handling the budget and organizing community outreach and fundraising for the program.
From 2008-2010, Barlok worked as the head coach for the Stingrays swim team, based out of the YMCA of Saratoga, N.Y. With the Stingrays, he focused on overseeing his assistant coaches, scheduling and preparing training workouts for more than 90 swim teams.
At Skidmore, Barlok was responsible for on deck coaching, meet entry, completive strategic planning, recruiting, training and managed the pool and facility for competitions. Throughout his various coaching endeavors over the years, he also spent time working as an insurance sales professional, associate broker, market underwriter, consultant, marketing administrator and portfolio administrator.
Barlok’s wife, Tracy, currently serves as Holy Cross' Vice President for Advancement. His son, Danny, is a sophomore at Holy Cross and a pitcher on the Crusaders' baseball team.
Barlok received his Bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Colgate University in 1988. He served as a captain for the Raiders’ swim team.