James D Stache
Coach Jamie comes to PTSC
with over 25 years of coaching experience, ranging from swim
instructor through head coach level at several clubs and teams. His
coaching experience began while he was in college at Shippensburg
State in 1980 where he was recruited by his college coach and where
he stayed for two years. From there, he coached West Newton for two
years before going into private instruction in the Mon Valley Area
for about 10 years.
His next accomplishment
was starting a club team at Trinity High School where he stayed for
three years. He was then offered a head coaching position with the
Mon Valley YMCA Swim Team. During his ten year tenure as the Mon
Valley YMCA coach, he produced many nationally ranked swimmers and
he helped form and merge several satellite teams in the area. Jamie
then went on to coach at several other clubs, building and growing
them before making the decision to take a break from
Coach Jamie is a full-time
Inspector for the Federal Government (HUD) and after a break from
coaching, he decided it was time to get involved in the sport again
again. He came to PTSC because he felt that the position
would be a great fit all around. In addition to his many
accomplishments, Jamie has recently completed and achieved ASCA
Level 4 Coach Status from the American Swim Coaches
Jamie’s history as a
swimmer is equally impressive. He swam for Charleroi High School,
Pitt Aquatic Club and Shippensburg State College. He was the first
high school swimmer to go undefeated in four years of individual
competition in the state of PA. He still holds all but two
Charleroi High School swim records. In college, he held four Age
Group National Records, and he was ranked 8th in the
nation in the 50 Freestyle in Division II.
Jakub also known as “Kuba” was born and raised in Poland. Introduced to swimming at age 8, it was then that he began his 15-year journey with swimming.
Kuba graduated from SMS Mielec in 2012. Throughout his high school career Kuba held a few state age group records in events like 50 back and 100 IM (SCM). He also attended many International meets such as the 2006 European Paris Cup and the 2008 European Zagreb Cup.
Kuba began his college swimming carrier in 2013, when he was recruited by Coach Mike Meyers to swim backstroke for Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU). Throughout his 4 years at WJU, Kuba won 8 individual and 6 relay events at the Appalachian Swim Conference and left WJU with his name appearing seven times on the school record board. Named swimmer of the year at the ASC in 2014 and 2015, and Scholar All-American in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Kuba graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University after 5 years with a degree in Business and Finance. As of today, Coach Kuba is pursuing his dream of becoming a licensed investor in stocks, mutual funds and bonds, in order to provide full financial planning and strategic income distribution. Currently Kuba is gaining his experience working at Wealth Management Resources owned by Peters High School alumni and All-American William D. Gullborg.
Kuba’s parents Waldemar and Anita live in Merdiden, CT. His younger brother is a member of the Gannon University swim team.
Coach Stephanie was a member of the Peters Township Swim Club
for seven years. During her PTSC days, she was a member of the AMS
Zones Team. Stephanie also swam for the Peters Township Middle
School and High School teams. She was a four-year letter
winner while on the High School Swim Team. Stephanie was a
four-year WPIAL and PIAA qualifier. During her Junior and Senior
years, she qualified for Sectionals. Her best events were the 50,
100 and 200 Freestyle. At the time
of graduation, Stephanie was a member of an All-American
200 Freestyle Relay. After graduating
high school, Stephanie continued her swimming career at
Westminster College for two years. While at Westminster, Stephanie
held two records and won four Presidents’ Athletic Conference
(PAC) individual titles as well as one relay title.
Currently, Stephanie works at MedExpress Urgent Care. She and
her husband live in Peters Township with their four sons:
Brayden, Riley, Wyatt and Sawyer.
John Martin is a former
PTSC member and High School All American swimmer. John is currently
a junior at St. Vincent College and he helps as an assistant
coach during school breaks.
In John's sophomore year at St.
- Named First Team
- Helped SVC to a first place finish in the
400 Free Relay along with a runner-up placing in the 200 Free
- Also competed in the 100 Breast, 200
Breast, 200 IM, 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Medley
- Member of the PAC Spring Academic Honor