Sachem Swim Club: Coaches

 

Sachem Swim Club's Coaching Staff

Mr. Al Scott

Head Coach

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Kathleen Dugan

Assistant Head Coach

Ultra Coach

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Jeffrey Ely

Head

Juniors / Advanced Coach

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Samantha Buckley 

Ultra Coach

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Connor Murray

Junior/Advanced Coach

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Jessica Peters

Developmental Coach

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Michael Pisano

Developmental Coach

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Dana Wachter

 Developmental B & BB

Head Coach

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Kym Sgrignoli

Developmental A & AA Head Coach

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Malori Steinhauer

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Strength & Conditioning Coach 

TBD

 

 

Coach Scott Ultra and Team Head Coach


     Mr. Scott has been involved with USS Swimming for almost 38 years.
He was president of the Three Village Swim Club for 8 years. Coach Scott started coaching at Sachem and went to Stony Brook Swim Club.
Before coming to Sachem he was at North Shore Swimming for 18 years, the last 7 years as Co-Head Coach.  He was selected People of the Year in Sports by the Three Village Times in 1999.
     On the High School level Mr. Scott was Head Coach at The Academy of St. Josephs for 9 years, winning Coach of the Year twice.  He has been the Sachem North Girls Varsity Swim Coach going on 11 years and the Boys Asst. Coach going on 7 years.
      During his coaching career he has coached an Olympic Trial swimmer and several State Champions.  Mr. Scott is in his 4th year as Head Coach of the Sachem Swim Club.
      However, he is most proud of the swimmers he has coached that went on to college and successful careers.

Kathleen Dugan Ultra Head Coach


Katie Dugan was a member of the Sachem Swim Club for 14 years. While a member of the team Katie qualified for JOs, Senior Mets and Zones on a yearly basis. Katie was also a member of the Sachem Varsity Swim team for 5 years, where she was an All-County/All-League swimmer. Katie attended East Carolina University, where she was a member of their division I swim team for all four years. She graduated from ECU with a BA in Communications and a minor in Sports Studies. Now Coach Katie has returned to the Sachem Swim Club, where he swimming career began over 20 years ago. She has been back coaching with us for over 4 years and is in charge of the Junior group. In 2010 Katie graduated from Dowling with her Masters in Childhood and Special Education. This past season Katie was the Head Swim coach of the Sachem East Varsity Swimming & Diving team. She is looking forward to a long and successful career with the Sachem Swim Club.


Samantha Buckley Ultra Coach

 Samantha Buckley was a member of the Sachem Swim Club for fourteen years. During her time on the team Sam qualified for JO’s, Senior Mets and Zones. Sam was also a member of the Sachem Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving team for five year, she was team captain her Junior and Senior year. Sam attended SUNY Cortland and studied Childhood Education, she was a member of the Cortland Swimming and Diving Team where she holds two school records in the 1000 free-style and the 800 free-style relay and was team captain her senior year. Sam began coaching for the Sachem Swim Club in 2010 and is working with the Junior group. She is looking forward to a long and successful career with the Sachem Swim Club and hanging out with the Junior Team :)

Jeffrey Ely Head Advanced/Junior Coach

 

 

 

 



  Michael Pisano Developmental Coach


 Michael was a member of the Sachem Swim Club and the Sachem High School Varsity Swim Team. He is a Water Safety Instructor and has been teaching swimming lessons to children for the past nine years. Michael graduated from Adelphi University with his BA in Music and his MA in Elementary Education. He is currently a first grade teacher in the Sachem School District. He has returned to Sachem as a coach for the Developmental groups of the Swim Club.
 

Kym Sgrignoli (Head Developmental A & AA Coach)

Kym Sgrignoli is the oldest of three kids and is originally from Florida.  She started her swimming career when she was 7 years old.  Throughout the years she had competed in Florida JOs and Sectionals.  She then came to New York on swimming scholarship where she competed in the distance and IM events all four years at Stony Brook University.  Kym graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Health Science in 2009.  Her previous coaching experience was in South Florida and North Carolina.  She is joining our coaching staff to work with our Developmental groups.  Please look for her on pool deck.


Connor Murray Junior/Advanced Coach




Dana Wachter (Head Developmental B & BB Coach)

Dana Wachter had a successful 12 year competitive swimming career with Sachem and TVSC. Dana also swam 3 years for the Sachem North HS Varsity Team and was Team Captain in her senior year. Dana is currently finishing her undergraduate studies in Child Studies (elementary education and special education) and Speech Communications at St. Joseph's College. Her competitive swimming career was cut short due to shoulder injuries, while swimming for St. Joseph's as a freshman. She has been coaching for the last 2 1/2 years and will be working with our developmental groups.

Malori Steinhauer Coach


 
 
 
 

Jessica Peters Developmental  Coach