Shenendehowa Swimming and Diving: Coaches

 

 

Charles F Dunham - Head Swimming Coach - 8th season

coachdunham@hotmail.com 

 Chuck is the Head Coach for both the Shenendehowa Girls and Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving Programs. During his six year tenure as boys coach, he has compiled a 64-1 dual meet record, won 6 consecutive Section II Championships, and 3 consecutive NYSPHSAA Championships (2008-2010). In his three seasons with the Girls team, the girls finished a combined 29-1, were Section II Champions in 2009 and 2011, and were NYSPHSAA Champions in 2011. Throughout his tenure at Shenendehowa, he has coached 16 All-Americans, 9 State Champions, over 40 Section II Champions, and all of his teams have won the NYS Scholar Athlete Award. A multiple coach of the year award winner, Dunham previously was head coach for the 2006 WMSSL Champion Amherst Tritons, a USS club team that practices on UMASS campus, as well as assistant coach for the Atlantic 10 Champion UMASS men’s and women’s programs. Chuck has had years of experience working with swimmers of all different abilities at various levels and brings enthusiasm plus a positive attitude to all of his workouts.


 

Dennis Hogan - Girls and Boys Diving Coach - 3nd season

djh2012@hotmail.com 

Dennis Hogan has been coaching multiple sports for thirty years and has trained multiple High school record holders, state qualifiers and state champions, and collegiate record holders as well as a two-time national champion. He has coached USA National teams at the junior and senior levels and competed at the USA National Level in the US and abroad. He personally trains all levels of athletes in strength and conditioning. He has received both the NCAA Division 2 College Coach of the year and Mid Atlantic College Coach of the year awards. He has coached for Waterford-Halfmoon School District, Ballston Spa Central School, Shenendehowa Schools and The College of St Rose. Dennis is the Founder of “Adirondack Aerial Assault Pole Vault” and A - T "N" T Performance. Along with this he remotely coaches several college athletes using Dart-Fish during their season.  




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Laurel Pietrykowski - Girls Diving Coach - 4th season

Has been a part of diving teams for 10 years -throughout high school, her college career at RPI, and created Spring Loaded in 2009. She has been coaching the Shen Girls Varsity team since 2009. She enjoys teaching and believes that participation in team activities helps develop and strengthen character, and benefits many aspects in life 





 

Lauren Elizabeth Mikula - Assistant Coach - 3nd season

lauren.mikula@gmail.com 

Lauren will be entering her 1st year as Girls Assitant Coach and 2nd year as Boys Assistant Coach.  She is a former Shenendehowa Team Captain who went on to swim @ SUNY Cortland.  In addition to coaching with the Shen Varsity Teams, she is an assistant coach with the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas and has previously coached with the Knolls Swim Team as well.


 




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