Head Coach - Senior
Coach K began his coaching career in 2001 with Peters
Township Swim Club. He has been with Bethel Park since 2004
and has been the Head Coach since 2013. Since his coaching
career began, Coach K has coached numerous Zone, Sectional, and
Junior National qualifiers. His favorite part of coaching is
watching young athletes grow and succeed into not just great
athletes, but great people! David is an ASCA Level 2
certified coach and is working to complete his level 3
Coach Kutrufis was a member
of the Bethel Park Recreation Team for 7 years and the WPIAL
and PIAA championship teams during his 4 years in of high school.
Coach K graduated from Bethel Park in 1999 and received
his Bachelor of Arts degree from California University of
Pennsylvania. In 2012 he earned his Masters Degree in Reading
Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Coach K is a
6th grade reading teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Bethel
Park. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching the
Pirates and running (occassionally) :)
Kelly Kutrufis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Coach - Senior
Coach Kelly graduated
from Moon High School in 1997 where she was part of the four time
WPIAL champions and 2 time State Champion teams.
She continued her swimming career as an All-American at
Westminster College, graduating with her degree in Elementary
Education in 2001.
Kelly has been with
Bethel Park as an age group coach and high school coach since 2006.
Prior to that she was an assistant high school and age group
coach with Pine-Richland Aquatics. She was an AMS Zone Coach
from 2002-2008 and the head zone coach in 2008. Coach Kelly
is currently a first grade teacher at Assumption School in
When not at the pool
Kelly enjoys running, reading, coloring and traveling to Seneca
Falls, NY and Sarasota, Fl.
Coach Kelly's favorite
thing about caoching is being able to see athletes finally achieve
their goals after a long year of hard work and
Head Coach - Silver & Bronze
Coach Jane was born in
Hastings, England and graduated from City of Birmingham Polytechnic
in 1980 with a degree in Foreign Language in Business. She
swam for St. Mary's School and Baldslow Swim team from 1970-1975.
She moved to the United States in 1998 with her husband and
husband's company wanted to transfer him from Hastins to Clariron,
so they showed us around the area before we finally moved.
We looked at other townships too, but Bethel Park was so friendly,
letting the girls try a day at school. Bill Kennedy welcomed
us to the BP swimming family with open arms. We
originally came for two years and we're still here so i think
it's been a success!"
Coach Jane was the head coach of the 8 and under team.
In 2013, after some group adjustments, she became the head coach of
the Bronze and Silver teams.
She is also the pround
mother of two daughers, Susi and Charlotte,who swam age group and
high school for BP and both swam in college and for massters teams.
"Watching a young
child gain self confidence from swimming, the improvements they
make from day to day, having a positive influence on youngsters,
listening to the funny things they say. Every day is
different when you're a swim coach. Seeing children I coached
when they were 6 going off to swim in college, watching the love a
child has for the water, these are a few of my favorite
Assistant Coach - Senior
Head Coach - Gold
Coach Kathy is a 1994
graduate of Bethel Park where she was a 4 time WPIAL and PIAA
qualifier. She continued her swimming career for 3
years at the University of Pittsburgh before having to take her
senior year off due to injury. During that year she coached
the Team Pittsburgh Aquatics age group team.
from Pitt in 1998, Coach Kathy was hired to coach swimming
at Bethel Park. She has been coaching at BP ever since
then, with the exception of a few years away to have her
Coach Kathy lives in
Bethel Park with her husband Justin (a BP masters swimmer), and
their three children, TJ, Hannah, and Nathaniel.
When she's not
coaching, she likes to hang out with her family and friends doing
lots of fun things (and watch reality tv but don't tell anyone
- All Groups
is a 2011 graduate of Bethel Park where she was at WPIAL
qualifier and member of the 2008 WPIAL championship team.
She is a 2015 graduate of IUP where she earned her Bachelors degree
in health and physical education with a minor in coaching, and in
2017 earned her masters degree in health and physical education
with a concentration in community health. At IUP she
was a member of the club swim team as well as being the club team
is also a member of the BP recreation team staff. She
is in her first year of teaching health and physical education at
St Thomas Moore in Bethel Park
Assistant Coach - Gold
Head Coach - Sharks Summer
Coach Dianne joined
the Bethel Park Swimming family in 2014. She is currently a
gold group coach as well as the head coach of our summer
league Sharks team. Her favorite part of coaching is
encouraging young athletes ot achieve their
Coach Dianne swam for
Duquesne University where she was a record holder, team captain,
and member of the academic honor roll. As a student, she
earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Masters Degree in
Elementary Education. Before coaching at BP, she was the Head
Assisstant Coach at Duquesne for 10 years, and an age group coach
for the Titan Swim Team for 2 years. She is currently a
middle school teacher and the athletic director at St. Maria
Dianne has one son,
Jared, who is a criminal justice major at Waynesburg
Outside of coaching
and teaching, Coach Dianne likes to swim, scuba dive, mountain
bike, and long hikes with her dog!
Assistant Coach -
Silver and Bronze Groups
Coach Michelle started
her swimming career at 6 years old with the Peters Township Swim
Club. She swam for Mercersburg Academy in high school where
she was a member of the Eastern Champion Team, an All-American, and
National qualifier. Coach Michelle continued her
swimming at Allegheny College where she was a 12 time All-American,
record holder and team captain. She graduated from Allegheny
with a BS in Psychology and Bachelors' Degree in Elementary
Coach Michelle has previously coached at Valleybrook Country Club
and Peters Township Swim Club. This is her third year at BPR
and she is the proud mother of three BPR swimmers, Maddie, Emma,
When she is not
coaching or at a meet, Coach Michelle loves to cook/bake, hang
with family and friends, bike and run with her girls, walk
with Bailey the dog , and her favorite escape hands down is
the beach in Sarasota Florida;);), She also says that someday will
make it to the Masters Swim :)
Coach Michelle says " I'm
thrilled to be a part of the BPRST family!!! Swimming has always
been such a big part of my life. It taught me discipline, hard
work, team effort, dedication, determination, and heart. I love
being able to give back and be a part of the swimming world by
encouraging our swimmers to find the best in themselves.
It is awesome to
see the swimmers progress and even better to watch them accomplish
their goals. So important to be a TEAM and have fun!" GO
Assistant Coach - Bronze
We are excited to add
long-time BPR swimmer Emily Eiben to the staff this year!
Emily began her
swimming career as an 8 and under with Coach Jane and continued her
swimming career with almost all of the current BPR staff (Coach
Kathy, Coach Kelly, and Coach K). Emily is a 7 time BPR
record holder and a 4 time WPIAL and State Qualifier in high
school. She was a member of numerous Sectional Teams and was
invited to participate in the AMS Select Trip to Colorado in
After graduating from
Bethel in 2011, Emily continued her swimming career at Division 3
powerhouse Denison where she achieved NCAA "B" cuts in the 200 fly
all four years. She graduated in 2016 with Cum Laude Honors
with a degree in Psychology and Economics. She recently began
working for UMPC in the Human Resources Department.
When she's not working
or coaching, Emily likes to work out, eat, cuddle with her dogs and
spend time with family and friends.
"I am excited to get
started coaching in the sport that I love!"
Senior Group Strength and Conditioning
SHARKS SUMMER TEAM COACHING
Head Coach -
swimmers from BPR Senior Group