Tyler Ziegler was hired in February of 2016 to serve as Barton’s first men’s and women’s swimming head coach.
Ziegler joined the Barton staff from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he served as a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams for two years while working towards the completion of his master’s degree in general management.
In his role with the NCAA Division III Cardinals, Ziegler was responsible for assisting the head coach with all facets of the program, including practice activities, lineup decisions and recruiting.
CUA’s women claimed its second straight runner-up finish in the Landmark Conference Championships in 2016, while the men earned a third-place showing for the second consecutive season.
During his tenure, Ziegler helped guide the Cardinal women to 13 team records – including all five relay marks – and five Landmark Conference records, as well as 10 men’s records, four of them in relays.
Following the 2014-15 season, he was recognized as part of the Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year in the Landmark Conference.
Catholic’s teams earned Scholar All-American honors all four semesters of Ziegler’s stay. Each year, two athletes made provisional NCAA B cuts, with one of them earning Academic All-American honors each year.
In addition to his work at Catholic, Ziegler also served as head lifeguard at the Brandywine YMCA, continuing a working relationship with the organization that dates back a decade. He began with Brandywine in 2004 as a lifeguard, and later took on expanding responsibilities as assistant swim coach and then aquatic program coordinator. In his coaching role, he led swimmers of all ages and skills, including those on a national level.
Ziegler was a four-year swimmer at York College of Pennsylvania from 2009 to 2013. In his senior year he served as a captain, leading his team to a third-place finish at the Capital Athletic Conference Championship meet. While at York, served an administrative/coaching practicum while completing his bachelor’s degree in sport management.