John Petroff joined the Emory University Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff in the middle of the 2012-13 season, serving as an assistant coach for the varsity squad.
Petroff has helped coach the women’s squad NCAA Division III Championships in each season with the team, while helping the men’s team to its first-ever team National Championship in 2017. The Eagles have won National Championships in 22 individual events and 28 relays, securing 384 all-America certificates during his two seasons. Emory also claimed both the men’s and women’s University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in his six years with the squad.
Petroff returns to Emory after an accomplished career as an Eagle, swimming for the squad from 2007-10 and serving as a team captain his senior year. He is a nine-time All-American, including second-place finishes in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly events at the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships. Petroff also claimed five UAA Championships and seven all-UAA honors in conference competition over his four-year career.
Petroff earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Emory in 2010.
Petroff has also worked as a salesperson for King of Pops Atlanta since May 2011, in addition to serving as the local sales manager for Mashburn Outdoor (2010-11) and an inside sales representative for Scoutmob (2011-12). While a member of the Emory Swimming and Diving Team, he also served as a swim instructor for the Emory Community Swim Team.