Head Coach Andy Boyce
Andy Boyce is in his 13th year as head swimming and diving coach at Grand Valley State. Andy joined the staff as an assistant coach in August of 2004 and then became head coach in 2007 after the retirement Dewey Newsome. Newsome is the only other head coach in the program's history.
Boyce has led the Lakers to new heights since taking over as head coach, evidenced by the breaking of every swimming record kept by the program. In addition, GVSU's top-10 performance lists are dominated by student-athletes under Boyce's tutelage and the Lakers have earned 622 All-America honors since the 2007 campaign.
While enjoying outstanding individual success, the Lakers have excelled as a team under Boyce with the Laker men having won seven GLIAC titles (2008, 2010, 1015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) under Boyce and have never finished lower than second in the team standings. In addition, GVSU has eight NCAA top 10 finishes, including a program-best, fourth-place finish during the 2009-10 campaign, and four top five finishes. The Laker women have won three GLIAC titles (2010, 2017, 2019) under Boyce, while finishing among top two 11 times. The women also have seven top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships.
Grand Valley State has been dominant in dual meet action under Boyce. The men are 76-19-1 overall, while the women are 79-30-1 for a combined program mark of 155-47-1 (.764).
Boyce has been named the GLIAC Men's Coach of the Year six times and the Women's Coach of the Year three times. In addition, Andy has received the ASCA Award of Excellence after each of his 12 years as head coach.
The Lakers have excelled academically as well, having earned Scholar All-America team plaudits for both the men and women by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America 12 times under his direction.
Prior to arriving at Grand Valley State Boyce served as a graduate assistant coach at Ball State University from August of 2002 through May of 2004. While at Ball State, Andy earned his Master's degree in Sports Management. He also coached high school and several club teams. He was a four-year letter winner for the Cardinals in the pool and a member of the 200 medley and 400 medley relays that established school records during his time in Muncie. Boyce was a two time, all-state selection at Grand Rapids Northview High School where he was named Most Valuable Swimmer three times. Andy was also a three-time all-area honoree.
All-Americans (Men): 339
All-Americans (Women): 283
*Out of a total of 82 GVSU Swimming Records tracked (41 Men, 41 Women), all have been set under Andy Boyce