John Kolodziej is starting his 13th season as the head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving programs at Delhi.
This SUNY Delhi graduate returned mid season in January 1999, Kolodziej took over as the program's head coach. He was named the 1999-00 and 2000-01 Mountain Valley Conference "Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year". He has captured the Mountain Valley Conference Championship with both men's and women's teams for both 1999-00 and 2000-01 seasons. He also won both men's and women's title at the Mountain Valley Conference Meet in 2006-2007. Mr. Kolodziej lead his Men's Broncos to a second - place finish at the Region III Championship two year in a row. Also the team place second at the North East District Championship in March of 2001. Lastly Coach Kolodziej has 63 All America's swimming and diving athletes under him since his return to Delhi in 1999. In his spare time he coaches the USS community swim team, The Delhi Dolphins who compete in the Adirondack Region.
He is also a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), NJCAA - Coaches Association in Swimming and Diving, World Swim Coaches Association (WSCA) and USA Swimming. Coach Kolodziej is also a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard Instructor. John is a Certified Pool Operator (CPO).
A 1993 Delhi graduate, Kolodziej also graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1997 and completed his masters at Cortland in 1999.
John is a 1991 graduate of Amsterdam High School. Besides his coaching duties, he is the Aquatics Coordinator and teaches aquatic classes at SUNY Delhi. Kolodziej resides in Delhi, New York.
Ann Burgin - Diving Coach
Burgin, a native of Long Island New York came to the area after graduating from SUNY Delhi College in 1979. She completed a Bachelors degree in 1982 and Masters degree in 1988 from SUNY Oneonta College. Burgin began coaching diving in 1999. She was trained under the guidance of Gary Zurn and has attended clinics with Dr. Ron O'Brien, John Wingfield, Ronn Jenkins, and Dick Kimball.
Burgin is the head diving coach at SUNY Delhi College and Hartwick College. Burgin coached two divers for SUNY Delhi to All American status in 2001. Burgin also coached a Hartwick male diver that broke all of the school records on both the one and three meter boards in 2004. For the first time in Hartwick College diving history, Burgin co-coached three male divers into the top seven at UNYSSA Conference Championships on both boards in 2004. Burgin was named Diving Coach of the meet and coached the male diver of the meet at the UNYSSA Conference Championships in 2004. She also co-coached a diver to All American status at the 2004 NCAA Division III Men's National Diving Championships.
She has been the head diving coach of the Dynamic Divers Dive Club since 2000. Burgin has run six US Diving Invitational Meets from 2000 - 2004. She assisted in running the Southern New York Diving Association 2003 Championship meet.
She coached a female diver to first place at High School Sectionals in 2004 and 2005. She has served as a judge at the NCAA Division III Men's Diving Championships and the 2004 Empire State Games.