Pittsford swim coach Marty Keating wins national honor

Jeff DiVeronica, January 11, 2016 Democrat and Chronicle

Pittsford girls swim coach Marty Keating was one of 22 winners nationwide of the National Coach of the Year award given by the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association.

The federation has been presenting the award since 1982 and honors the top 10 coaches in girls sports and top 10 coaches in boys sports for each school year. There were two bonus award winners this time, which honored accomplishments in the 2014-15 school year.

Keating's Panthers won their 14th straight Section V championship last fall, completing a fifth straight season in which they were unbeaten in dual meets.

The Panthers had 16 girls competing at states last fall. Keating was named the Democrat and Chronicles All-Greater Rochester Coach of the Year, an honor he also earned in 2013. His girls teams have won 23 sectional titles.

A swim coach for 42 years, Keating guided the Pittsford Mendon boys from 1973-92 and has coached the Pittsford girls since 1974. A Pittsford resident, hes a retired Rochester City School District math teacher who graduated from East High, Monroe Community College and also earned degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and The College at Brockport.

"The Pittsford Athletic Department would like to congratulate coach Keating on his award," Pittsford athletic director Scott Barker said. "There is not a coach that I am aware of who has dedicated more of his time and energy for the betterment of his athletes."