Jim Dailey

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
SUNY - Cortland, 1989

Jim Dailey


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House on the Hill: A Lafayette Legacy

By Featured Columnist Mandy Housenick

Jim Dailey enters his 11th season as head coach of the Lafayette swimming program. Dailey served as the interim coach during the 1993-94 campaign, after which he became the school?s 12th pool boss. Dailey also assisted Mike Recine for two seasons before assuming the head coaching position.

A 1989 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, Dailey has guided the Leopards to a total of 26 individual Patriot League titles and has had a total of eight men and three women selected to the All-Patriot League Team. Since his arrival, Dailey?s teams have set a total of 29 school marks.

Displaying a constant commitment to academics and athletics, his women?s program has been named Academic All-American by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) in 14 out of his 16 semesters as head coach, while his men?s team has done so in seven out of 14 semesters.

Dailey is also a water safety and lifeguard training instructor. He and his wife Brenda have identical twins, James and Alexander, and live in Bethlehem Township.