Todd A Sterlitz
Interim Head Coach
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.
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 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.