Jeffrey Barlok is in his first year as the head coach of the Holy Cross men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs in 2018-2019. He served as an assistant coach for the Crusaders during the previous two seasons and has over 20 years of coaching experience.
As an assistant at Holy Cross, Barlok helped manage all aspects of the programs, including leading all recruiting activities and collaborating with the College’s admissions and financial aid departments. The program took a step forward during that time, and Barlok played an integral role in the success of numerous standout swimmers, helping the programs to a combined 21 new school records during the 2017-2018 season and 34 over the last two campaigns.
Prior to joining the Crusaders, Barlok spent two years as the director of aquatics and programming at the Glens Falls YMCA in Glens Falls, N.Y., where he also served as the head coach for the Gators Swim Team. There, Barlok directed all pool and aquatics operations, managed 80 swimmers of different ages and competition levels, and oversaw the department’s budgeting, staffing, community outreach and fundraising efforts.
Barlok also spent time as the head coach of the Stingrays Swim Team in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., from 2008-2010, and coached at the collegiate level at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs from 1997-1999. As an assistant at Skidmore, Barlok was responsible for on-deck coaching, meet entry, competitive strategic planning, and recruiting, as well as managing the College’s aquatics facility during competitions.
Barlok received his bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Colgate University in 1988, where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner and served as a senior captain for the Raiders’ swim team. He and his wife, Tracy, who currently serves as Holy Cross’ vice president for advancement, reside in Shrewsbury, Mass., and have two children, Katie and Danny. Katie was a captain of the swimming team at Trinity College before graduating in 2016, while Danny is a rising senior on the Holy Cross baseball team and earned All-Patriot League honors in 2018.