Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Terry Freerks, Executive Director. 

The CSP Board of Directors exercises control over and has general charge of the affairs of the team.  All members of CSP who are in good standing, are eligible to be a member of the Board of Directors.  If you are interested in being a member of the CSP Board of Directors please contact a board member.    

Coaching Staff

Dave McCrary

Executive Director/Head Coach

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CSP 2005-Present
BSBA degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Arkansas
Ozark Senior Chair
Central Sectional Long Course Coach of the Year 2002
Coached athletes to: Pan American Team, National Junior Team, Olympic Trials, Nationals, and Junior Nationals, Top 16 and Ozark Record Holders and Zone Champions, Sectional Champions and Record Holders, Missouri State High School titles and record holders, National Camps and Zone Camps.
Head Coach Rec-Plex Sharks 1999- 2005 and Assistant Rec-Plex Coach from 1995-1999
Olympic Trial Qualifier in 1988 and 1992,
2 time Collegiate All-American in Division I swimming in 100 yard Backstroke 1988 and 1989,
3 Year Team Captain for University of Arkansas, Top 8 finishes at US Nationals and
US Open Championships, 1985 Junior National Champion 100 Backstroke, and 1985 Missouri State Champion in 200 Free and 100 Backstroke
Married to Cheryl and father of Cameron.

Mark Imig

Admin Director/Head Age Group Coach

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CSP 1995-Present
B.A. Education University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Coached Swimmers ranked in the Top 10 in USA Swimming, Paralympic American Record Holders, Ozark and Team Record Holders and Zone Champions .

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USA Swimming Coaching Experience:

Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2015
Ozark Head Zones Coach 2002-2006, 2009, 2015-Present
Ozark Age Group Chair 2003-2007, 2015 - present
Ozark Records Chair 2007 - present
Rockwood Swim Club 1991-1995

Married to Lanette Imig and they have a son Eric.

Terry Freerks

Executive Director Emeritus

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CSP 1968-Present
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology Saint Louis University
CSP Executive Director 1995-Present
Head Coach CSP 1974-1995
ASCA Level 5; Awards of Excellence 1985 & 1989;
Coached Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Senior & Junior National Finalists, Collegiate & Masters All American Swimmer, Age Group & Masters National Record Holder, Olympic Trial, Senior & Junior National Qualifier
2008 Ozark Hall of Fame Inductee for Swimming Accomplishments.

Tony Ciaravino

Head Coach Senior II

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CSP 2007-Present
Middle School (5-9) Language Arts Teaching Certificate, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2006
B.L.A Communications, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2002
Assistant Coach – Christian Brothers College High School Boys Swimming and Diving, 2009 - present
Assistant Coach – Visitation Academy Girls Swimming and Diving, 2004 – present
Missouri State Qualifier
YMCA National Qualifier

Hossein Dastgah

Head Coach Developmental

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CSP 1984-present
Master’s Degree Education Tehran University
Director of the St Louis University Superskill Swim Camps 1984-present
Coached Iranian National Women's Team,
SIU Men's Team Assistant Coach 1981-1982
Head Coach of the Saluki and Harrin Swim Clubs 1981-1982
Former Director of campus recreation at Saint Louis University
As an athlete, coach and a sport’s journalist, participated in numerous Asian games, World Cups and Olympic Championships.

Khannie Dastgah

Head Coach Developmental

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CSP 1998-Present
B.A. Communications and Philosophy-St. Louis University
St. Josephs Academy High School Girls Swimming and Diving Head Coach 2001-present
MWAA Conference champions 2002-2008 and 2010-2011. Undefeated dual meet season in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011.
Norwood Hills Country Club Pool Manager and Head Coach 2004-2006
Assistant Director and Coach St. Louis University Superskill Swim Camps 1992-2005
Villa Duchesne High School Head Coach 2000
CSP Swimmer 1984-1993
Missouri State Qualifier and All-State Awards 1990-1993
Member of St. Louis University Swimming and Diving Team 1993-1994

Lanette Imig

Head Coach Junior Varsity

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CSP- 1998- Present
B.S. Education University of Missouri-St. Louis  cum laude
ASCA Member

 

2015-2016 Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year
2013-2014 Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year

Coached Swimmers Ranked in the Top 10 in USA Swimming, Ozark Record Holders, CSP Record holders, USA Swimming Central Zone Finalists. Age Group Team and Individual winners, female and male, at Ozark A , Ozark Short and Long Course Championships, as well as, 8 and under Championships. 

Former First Grade Teacher-Elementary Education Northwest School District

USA Swimming Coaching Experience incudes:

Head Coach Kirkwood Webster YMCA
Head Coach Mehlville Oakville Swim Team (merged to become FAST)

Started coaching at 18 for Sugar Creek Swim Club, went on to coach Webster College, Lake of the Woods, City of Crestwood.

Married to Coach Mark Imig and has one son, Eric Witzel.

 

Hap Gentry

Head Coach Masters

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CSP 2007-Present
MBA, Washington University in St. Louis (1987)
B.A. in Economics, Bucknell University (1980)
The Hotchkiss School (1976)
ASCA Level 5 Masters & Level 3 High School Certified Coach (2007)
Total Immersion Senior Coach/Director of Weekend Workshops (1995-present)
USA Triathlon Level 2 Certified Coach (2007)
Ozark LMSC Masters Coach (1989-present)
Ladue Horton Watkins HS Girls & Boys Swimming & Diving Coach (2005-present)
Downtown Pittsburgh YMCA Masters and Endurefiends Triathlon Club Swimming Coach (1987-1989)
New Haven YMCA Mariners Age Group & National Team Coach (1982-1985)
Stratford YMCA Age Group & National Team Coach (1980-1982)
Yale Swim Club Team Captain (1972-1976) and Team Member (1965-1980)

Chris McCrary

Head Varsity Coach

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CSP – 2006-2007, 2012-Present

J.D. - University of Missouri School of Law
B.A. Journalism – University of Missouri
USA National Team Member - 2003 Pan American Games
Top 20 in the World in the 50m Freestyle
Olympic Trial Qualifier 2000, 2004,2008
NCAA Division I Championships Qualifier
Top-8 Finalist at S.E.C. Championships, Big 12 Championships, U.S. Nationals and U.S. Open
Junior National Champion and Record Breaker
31-time  Region VIII Sectional Champion
Region VIII Sectional Record Breaker
8-time Missouri State High School Champion
Missouri State High School Record Holder and Breaker

 

Conor S Murphy

Head Coach Age Group and Advanced Stroke

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CSP 2016-present
B.S. in Business & Marketing - University of Minnesota
 
Coaching Background:
ACAC-IA 2015-2016
Twin Cities Swim Team- MN 2011-2015
Minnesota Swim Camps 2010&2012

Conor grew up swimming in the St. Louis area for Parkway Swim Club. He was a Multiple High School State Finalist, All-American, and Junior National qualifier. Swam collegiately for the University of Minnesota.

 

Justin Pasquesi

Lead Beginner I and II Coach

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Gretchen Cox

Assistant Varsity Coach

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CSP 2016 - Present
St. Louis University School of Law c/o 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Bellarmine University
 
 
 
Lafayette High School
 
Swimming Experience:
Rockwood Swim Club: 2003-2015 (6 years on the National Team)
Bellarmine University Swim Team: 2013-2015

Lindsey Ehret

Assistant Masters Coach

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CSP 2011-Present
M.A. Education, Secondary Social Studies from Truman State University, 2006
B.A. History from Truman State University, 2004
Member of the Truman Women’s Swim Team from 2000-2004
Social Studies Teacher at Fort Zumwalt West High School 2006-Present
Head Coach for the Boys’ Swim Team at Fort Zumwalt, 2006-Present
Head Coach for the Girls’ Swim Team at Parkway North High School 2006-Present

Megan Maurer

Assistant Age Group & Senior II Coach

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CSP 2010-Present
B.A. from Maryville University, Magna Cum Laude
Gold medal winner at Junior Olympics
Former member of Sugar Creek National team
Former Assistant Age Group Coach for the Aqua Jets Swim Club
Former coach for Manchester Swim Team and Robinwood Swim Team

Cheryl McCrary

Office Admin Assistant & Coach

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CSP 2006-Present
B.A. Communications University of Missouri -St Louis
University of Missouri-St. Louis Swim Team 1990-1994
1991-1995 Head Coach Wedgewood Swim Club
1991-1995 Head Coach Emerson Family YMCA

Stephanie J Miller

Assistant Masters Coach

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CSP 2009-Present
M.S., Biology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2011
B.S., Marine Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2004
Mercer Island Redwoods Masters, Head Coach, 2006-2009
Santa Cruz Masters, Assistant Coach, 2004-2005
UC Santa Cruz Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams, Assistant Coach, 2004-2005
UC Santa Cruz Swimming and Diving Team, 2000-2004
6-Time NCAA All-American
Avid Open Water Swimmer

Katie O'Sullivan

Assistant Senior Coach

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CSP 2010-Present
M.B.A. - University of Louisville (2008)
B.A. - Magazine Journalism, University of Missouri (2006)
Former CSP Swimmer
Asst. Coach, Rockwood Swim Club 2008-2011
1999 Missouri State Champion, 200 Medley Relay
12-time All-State honoree

Jakub M Petyniak

Assistant ADV Stroke, AG and JV Coach

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Katie Rahmoeller

Assistant Coach

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Current: Head Beginning 1 and 2 Coach
              Assistant JV coach
Past: Assistant AG coach
Summer swim instructor for Webster University
Lifeguard, AED, and First Aid Certified
 
Masters in music education, bachelors in music education and clarinet performance
Perform with St. Louis Wind Symphony
Loves to bake sweets

Been with CSP since May 2011

Trish Venti

Assistant Senior II Coach

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Darion D Williams

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Board of Directors

Michael Zucker

President

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Nancy Cunneen

Vice President

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Mike Andrews

Treasurer

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Rita Jurotich

Secretary

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Andrew Asikainen

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EP Barrette

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Stuart Beard

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Laura Bodnar

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Louis DiGuiseppe

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Chris Fox

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Qingzhou Ji

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Brad Kelley

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Joe Naber

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Lori O'Brien

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