Mike Kroll, Manchester University's first head men's and women's swimming and diving coach, has seen his programs reach sterling heights in just four seasons at the helm.
He's guided the first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships and Ohio Athletic Conference Championships' women's diving champion (Ally Roskos) and was on the deck for the 2016 and 2018 NCAA Division III Regional Diving Championships, as Roskos qualified to represent the Spartans in 2016 and Anjel Clemente did so in 2018. In the first opportunity at the newly-formed Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in 2017-18, the teams combined for double-digit top five marks and the women scored better than 200 points which led him to Coach of the Year honors.
Kroll, previously an assistant coach and aquatics director at Ohio Wesleyan University since October 2011, has been around the sport of swimming throughout his undergraduate, post-graduate and coaching careers. He's held titles as parks and recreation swim club director in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 2006-Aug. 2007); counselor at the California University of Pennsylvania, the University of Tennessee and the United States Military Academy at West Point swim camps (varying dates from June 2008 – July 2013); assistant coach at SUNY-Brockport (Aug. 2007-Sept. 2009) and head coach at Genesee Community College (Nov. 2009- Oct. 2011). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY-Brockport in May 2006.