Greg Naumann, a former Leatherneck swimmer
and student assistant coach, is in his fourth season guiding the Leatherneck swimming and diving programs.
In 2011-12, Naumann saw many improvements throughout the season and two student-athletes, Jamie Grau (Dec. 20) and Doug Ogilvie (Dec. 20, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31), earn Summit League Athlete of the Week honors. Ogilvie, a freshman, broke Western Illinois school records in one-meter and three-meter diving and took home Summit League individual titles in both events. He was named Men's Diving Championship MVP for his performance, selected as Summit League Diver of the Year and qualified for the NCAA Zone C diving meet.
In the 2010-11 season, Naumann saw 11 Leathernecks put their names in the recordbook, returners Brianna Eizenga and Brandon Wilkinson named Summit League athletes of the week and senior Alayna Colley break a 15-year-old school record.
In his first year at the helm, he coached three Western Illinois swimmers to all-Summit League honors and saw seven Leathernecks enter the school record books. The Western Illinois men's and women's swimming and diving teams both finished sixth at the 2010 Summit League Championships.
Naumann took over at Western Illinois
area after serving as the assistant coach at Truman State where his
responsibilities included serving as the primary recruiter for the
men’s team, coordinating travel arrangements, organizing workouts and
assisting the head coach in daily duties.
In 2007, the
Davenport, Iowa native was named head coach at Division III Augustana
College. In addition to Augustana, Naumann was named head coach for
Team Iowa at NCAA Zones in 2007 and assistant coach in 2006.
also served as the head coach of the Davenport Metro Swim team for
three years (2005-08) and was the assistant for four years (2000-04)
while obtaining his master’s degree in sport management from Western
Illinois in 2006.
In August 2003, Naumann started a two-year head coaching stint at Macomb High School where he coached a
boys relay team made up of Joel Beard, Josh Murphy, Alex Johnson and
Dan Buren to the Illinois High School State meet for the first time in
more than 10 years.
A four-year letter winner at Western
(1998-2002), Naumann was a part of the 1998-99 conference championship
team under then-head coach Jerry Champer. Champer led the men's and
women's programs to five championship titles in seven seasons. Member of teams that won the 1998-99 Mid-Con Championship, 1998-99 Southern States Conference,
1999-00 Southern States Conference and the 2000-01 Mid-West Conference Championship. Naumann
joined head coach Kelly Byrne for the 2002-03 season as a student assistant coach and
also served as the head coach for the McDonough County YMCA.
Naumann is an active member of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America and a level three coach.
Naumann resides in Macomb, Ill. with his wife, Rachel.