Dr. Don Remaly is in his fourth season as an assistant swimming coach at Virginia after joining the Cavaliers prior to the 2003-04 season. Remaly’s versatility allows him to coach the sprint, middle distance and distance freestyle, as well as the strokes. He is also the head coach of the Charlottesville YMCA Aquatics Club.
Remaly was the head coach for the Bloomsburg Area YMCA (BAY) in Bloomsburg, Pa., from 1987 until 2003. Under his leadership, the BAY won six YMCA State Girls Team Championships and three YMCA State Boys Team Championships. Remaly’s BAY team was undefeated in the Central Pennsylvania YMCA Swim League from 1989 until 2003. He was the recipient of the YMCA Coach of the Year Award in 1997 and was selected to serve as a coach at the YMCA National Training Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Between 1995 and 2003, Remaly coached five swimmers who won individual YMCA Spring National Championships. In his career, Remaly has coached 20 swimmers who have won YMCA Spring National titles. Two of Remaly’s former swimmers have also gone on to win NCAA titles.
Remaly earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins in 1974. He went on to earn his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1978. Remaly is a practicing family physician in the Charlottesville area. His son, Mark, earned a varsity letter for the Cavaliers in the 2004-05 season, and his wife Shelley, serves as his assistant for CYAC.