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Coaching Staff

Dan Taylor

Head Coach

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Dan began coaching with the Woodland Hills Aquatic Team in 1990 as an assistant coach and held this position for 5 seasons before becoming the Head Coach of the Franklin Area Swim Team in Murrysville. In the three years as Head Coach of FAST, the team grew to over 180 swimmers. In 1998, Dan founded the Greater Pittsburgh Aquatic Club. During his 8 years at GPAC, Dan coached swimmers to over 40 Top 16 reportable times and had 20 swimmers ranked in the Top 16 in the nation, including two #1 rankings. Dan has coached over 50 swimmers to Sectional, Junior National, Senior National, and Olympic Trial qualifying times. Dan has been the Head Coach for the Allegheny Mountain Eastern Zone Team three times and numerous swimmers who have trained under him have qualified for the Allegheny Mountain Zone team. In 1998, Dan was awarded the Allegheny Mountain Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year. In 2007 Dan became the lead age group coach with the club and helped the program emerge to one of the top age group swimming programs in the Pittsburgh area. In 2014 Dan was named Head Coach of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales.  Dan is a graduate of both the University of Pittsburgh and Gannon University. He has a B.A. in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to coaching, Dan is a fifth grade teacher in the Franklin Regional School District, a position he has held for 21 years. Dan resides in Plum Borough with his wife Susan and  daughters Devan and McKaley.

Cindy Woods

Administrative Head Coach

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Sue Marinzel

Assistant Coach

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Sue has been a developmental coach with the Killer Whales since 2004, working mainly with the Silver group. She was the head coach of the Fox Chapel Racquet Club swim team for ten years and was an assistant coach with the Fox Chapel Area High School team. For seven years, prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Sue was an assistant coach with the Annapolis Swim Club and was the head coach of the 150 member Davidsonville summer team.

Sue continues to compete as a master's swimmer. She is the current national record holder in the 100 yd freestyle and butterfly for the National Senior Games. She is a former YMCA master's national record holder in the 200 yd. butterfly and holds numerous Maryland state masters' records. Coach Sue also still holds the WPIAL record (though it wasn't known as the WPIAL at the time) for the 25 yd freestyle with a time of 11.7.

Katie McCue Stack

Assistant Coach

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Lauren Weisser

Coach

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Board of Directors

Maegan Filo

President

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Adrian Roe

Vice President

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Scott Resek

Treasurer

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Stephanie Hackwelder

Secretary

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George Grune

Board Member

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Scott Pauley

Board Member

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Lynn Gackenbach

Board Member

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Heth Turnquist

Board Member

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Heather Wygonik

Board of Deirectors

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