Mark Feinberg begins his 14th season as head coach of the Bears men's and women's swimming program. He became a full-time member of the athletic coaching staff in April of 2008. Feinberg has been coaching swimming for the past 33 years – 23 at the college level preceded by 10 with high school and club teams.
Since taking over, the men and women have set all 38 team records. The teams together now own 12 Centennial Conference records. Beginning at the bottom of the conference Feinberg’s 1st year, the teams are now contending with the conference elite. In 2018, Ursinus women won their fifth consecutive Centennial Conference Crown. The men finished 5th in the tightest CC men's meet yet. At the conference championship meet, the men and women combined to set 16 school records, 7 conference records and over 70 combined personal best swims. Feinberg was named Centennial Conference Women's Coach of the Year for the seventh year in a row.
A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania and a 1989 graduate of Shippensburg University, Feinberg came to Ursinus after spending 10 years as an assistant swimming coach at West Chester University, where he led the Golden Rams to multiple top-five finishes at the Division II championships during his tenure. After earning his master’s degree in sports management from West Chester in 1997, he served as an instructor in the department of kinesiology until 2004.
At Shippensburg, Feinberg was a four-year swimmer and two-time All-American. After college, he went on to swim at the YMCA Masters, becoming a six-time national champion. Feinberg is now an active tri-athlete and completed his first Ironman in 2007.
He currently resides in Collegeville with his wife and three children.