Coach Kathy has been a part of the Marlins for a long time - she
swam with them when she was a kid! Kathy began coaching in 2004
when she became the varsity coach for Churchland High School swim
team. Under her 3 year stint as head coach, the Churchland Truckers
had their most successful seasons in school history. After leaving
Virginia, Kathy continued her coaching as an assistant coach in
Indianapolis with the Pike Red Devils club team and as the varsity
girls' head coach at Arsenal Technical High School. Kathy's three
kids all swim competitely - including her youngest, Morgan, who is
currently in the Training Group with the Marlins. Kathy is excited
to continue to build the Monroeville Marlins swim team and hopes
that all swimmers develop a love of the sport, a foundation of
skills, and friendships that last for years.
Lead Age Group Coach
Alison Perry is a High School Mathematics Teacher at Oakland
Catholic High School. She has been the Coach of the Park Sharks
swim team for the past 8 years. She is also a former swimmer of the
Marlins, Park Sharks, and Gateway High School swim teams. She was
also a WPIAL qualifying diver on the Gateway High School team.
Alison is very excited to continue her coaching career this season!
Lead Developmental Coach
Samantha Estremera has been in the education field, teaching
persons with hearing loss, for 22 years and coaching for 7
years. As an athlete, while growing up, she participated in
multiple sports including soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis,
softball, and volleyball. All grown up, she continues to
participate in sports as a coach. She started coaching in 2013 as
the St. Bernadette's girls volleyball coach for 4th-8th graders.
Additionally, she was the Bel-aire Barrucuda's head coach for 5
years (2014-2019). With the closing of Bel-aire pool, she became
the head coach for the Haymaker Hammerheads (2020). This is her
second year coaching for the Monroeville Marlin's Swim Club. You
can find her most practices in the water teaching technique and
keeping swim fun!
Hannah is currently a sophomore at Wagner College where she is a
member of the women’s swimming and diving team. She is a 2019
graduate from Penn Trafford High School where she was a wpial and
state qualifier for the swim team. Growing up she swam for FAST and
Penn Trafford. She is excited to begin her first year coaching with
the marlins and looks forward to working with all of the kids!
Jessica Elizabeth Stroh
Jessica is a freshman at Slippery
Rock University where she is studying business. She was a four-year
member of the Gateway High School swim team where she was a WPIAL
and PIAA State Qualifier. Aside from high school swimming, she also
swam for Monroeville Marlins, Garden City Swim Club, and Haymaker
Hammerheads. Jessica is excited to spend her first year coaching
with the Marlins. She cannot wait to work with the swimmers!
My name is Brian Susko ("Coach Brian") and I will be helping with
the Developmental Swim Group this year (Bronze and Silver). I
live with my wife Theresa and my two daughters, Caitlin (9) and
Cara (6), both Monroeville Marlins' swimmers. I graduated
from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and received my degree
in Computer Science from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA where
I played college baseball. I have been in the Software
Engineering field for my entire career and am currently the
Director of Engineering at UPMC Enterprises, a software innovation
wing of UPMC. I proudly serve on the board of the Never Retreat
Foundation, which is a non-profit focused on raising money for the
care and support of patients and families battling cancer. I
also coach Monroeville youth soccer. I was never a
competitive swimmer, but know the sport very well and am a
certified AMS Official which allows me to focus on the details of
each stroke while teaching. I really enjoy working with the
younger swimmers to teach the basics and make sure they are having
fun while doing it.