Gordon Amato has been appointed Loyola’s new Aquatics Director. As Director of Aquatics, Amato will oversee all interscholastic aquatics programs, work in conjunction with the Physical Education Department in implementing aquatics into their curriculum, and run Loyola Blakefield Aquatics, Inc. (LBA), an independent club program hosted at Loyola.
Amato brings over 16 years of experience coaching and teaching youth of all ages. Since 2010, he has served in a variety of roles as an educator within Baltimore County Public Schools, most recently as a Social Emotional Learning Teacher and IEP Chair. He brings a wealth of coaching experience, including serving as Head Coach of the York Manor Swim Team and a Senior Age Group Coach with Loyola Blakefield Aquatics.
“We are excited that Gordon will be taking over the leadership of our aquatics program at Loyola Blakefield,” said Blake Henry ’98, Director of Athletics. “Loyola Swimming and Water Polo have a proud history of producing high quality student-athletes, and we know that Gordon will continue that tradition and build upon it in the future.”
Amato swam competitively for 19 years, including serving as team captain of the Division I Towson University swim team. He eagerly anticipates the upcoming seasons and working with our Dons to achieve their goals. “I am extremely excited to join the Loyola Blakefield community as the Aquatics Director and head swimming and water polo coach,” said Amato. “I look forward to continuing the history of excellence in both programs and creating an environment of success for our student-athletes to reach their highest potential.”
Amato holds a Bachelor of Science (Special Education) and a Master of Education (Special Education Leadership in Autism Studies) from Towson University. He currently resides in Lutherville with his wife, Julie, and their twin daughters, Alessandra and Aria.