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Coaching Staff

Jodi Horvath

Head Coach & Team Administrator

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With more than 30 years of coaching experience, Jodi continues with FAST as the head coach and team administrator.

Jodi grew up in Murrysville and swam for FAST from 1974 to 1982. As a member of FAST, she qualified for Junior and Senior Nationals.  She was a Junior National Champion in the 50 free and the 100 fly.  She held the Junior National record in the 100 fly for 11 years.  She was ranked 9th in the world in 50 free and 8th in 100 fly in 1982. She was a 3-time Pennsylvania High School State Champion and multiple-time High School All-American.

Jodi received a full swimming scholarship to the University of Texas where she was a member of four Division I National Championship teams.  During her collegiate career, Jodi was named a Division I All-American 22 times.  She was selected for the 1983 U.S. National Team that competed in Sweden, Germany, and Denmark. Jodi competed in the 1984 Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 50 and 100 freestyle.  She was also selected to the U.S. National Team that competed at the 1987 World University Games in Zagreb, Yugoslavia where she won a gold and bronze medal.

In 2011, Jodi was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame – East Boro Chapter.  The daughter of club founder Ed Eyles, Jodi still holds several FAST and Franklin Regional High School swimming records.

Todd A Sterlitz

Assistant Coach

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Todd was an All-American swimmer at Allegheny College and has been coaching on and off for about 30 years since then.  This is his second year at FAST, previously he had been at the Valley Points Family YMCA for 8 years, where he was the head coach.  

Todd works with all age groups and is proud that many of his swimmers have progressed from novice swimming to college swimming and beyond.  He believes that swimming is a lifetime sport and that the technical skills and social interactions achieved through swimming lead to very successful kids in and out of the pool.  His favorite stroke to teach is butterfly and he was a distance swimmer in high school and college.  He has coached at multiple District, State and National YMCA meets as well as several Eastern Zone meets as an AMS coach.  

Todd and his wife Sandy own Pugliese Flowers in Vandergrift and Sandy is an owner of Rehabilitation Innovations in Murrysville.  Both of their kids, Parker and Amara, swim on the team and love the sport.  They have two cats, Flipturn and Laneline.

Mark Spinola

Assistant Coach

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In addition to coaching with FAST, Mark is an assistant coach with the Franklin Regional Varsity Swim Team and the Franklin Regional Middle School Swim Team. He previously served as the assistant coach with the Gateway High School Varsity Swim Team. Mark is also the Head Coach of the Murrysville Swim Club Swim Team. 

Mark teaches Economics and Advanced Placement United States Government at Gateway High School. He has a master’s degree in counseling and a teaching certificate from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology from The University of Pittsburgh.

A resident of Murrysville, Mark is married to Stacey Spinola, and together they have 5 children. Mark’s children train with FAST as well.

Dina Hunsinger

Assistant Coach

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Dina grew up in Murrysville, attending Franklin Regional.  She swam for FAST and Meadowink from age 5-18. She swam for the Franklin Regional High school team where she was WPIAL and PIAA qualifier all four years.

Dina went to IUP and earned a degree in Speech Language Pathology. She swam at IUP from 95’-99’, where she earned 5x All American honors, was named team co-captain her senior year and focused on 400 IM, 200 Breaststroke, and 800 Freestyle Relay and distance Freestyle.

Dina has coached at Meadowink, FAST, Mechanicsburg Swim Team, Plum Aqua, Monroeville Marlins, and is currently the Head Coach of the swim team at Armstrong High School. She is also employed with the Armstrong School District as a Speech Therapist. 

Dina is married and the mother to 3 swimmers Delaney, Reese, and Sadie. She enjoys Crossfit, coaching, spending time with her family, the beach, and anything outdoors.

Matt Baurle

Assistant Coach

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Matt is originally from the Murrysville area where he attended Penn Trafford.  There, he was a WPIAL and PIAA Qualifier all 4 years and, during his senior year, Matt claimed the WPIAL championship in the 100 breaststroke.  While in high school, Matt swam for Fox Chapel Aqua Club and competed in multiple sectional and Junior National swim meets. 

After high school, he went to Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA where he studied Media Art and Design.  He swam at Westminster from 2012-2016 and earned 2x All American Honors. He also holds the school records in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke and earned the President’s Athletic Conference Records in those events.

Matt is now a Graphic Designer for a local sign company in Monroeville.  He enjoys swimming, spending time with his family, and collecting funko pop figures.

Board of Directors

Joe Thomas

President

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Kristina Kunkle

Vice President

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Joe Burgess

Treasurer

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Morgan Marsic

Secretary

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Jamie Lee Schneider

Board Member

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Tim Shirley

Board Member

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Roberta Lynn Elchik

Board Member

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Jeannine Brentzel

Board Member

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