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Coaches & Board of Directors

The PRA Coaching staff is here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. Or if you have a general question or comment for the whole staff feel free to send an email to coaches@praswim.org. For all questions related to administrative activities, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the board of directors at bod@praswim.org.

Please contact coaches during normal operation or business hours Monday through Friday.  Keep in mind that several coaches have other jobs so emails may be more appropriate.  Communications during weekends are not not ideal, unless it is during a meet, and about the meet.  Calls and texts before 8am and after 8pm M-F will not be acknowledged.  Calls and texts on weekends at any time will not be answered at all, unless it is at a meet, pertaining to the meet.  Please plan accordingly.  Emails sent after 3pm on Fridays will not be read until the following Monday.    

Coaching Staff

Pete Barry

Head Coach

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A 1994 graduate of Clarion University. A competitive swimmer from the age of 3 through college including, some triathlons.  Twenty plus years coaching experience with age group and high school swimmers.  Coached and directed the team through all levels from Swim Lessons to Senior National and US Open Finalist.  Zone team head coach 17 times.  LSC Executive Board of Directors, positions including Age Group Chairman, Senior Chairman, Admin Vice Chairman.  Eastern Zone Board positions of Technical Planning Chairman and Age Group Chairman. USA Swimming Select Camp Coach.  Recipient of the Eastern Zone Service Award.  2007 Allegheny Mountain Coach of the year.  Contact: pracoach@gmail.com or SMS - 412 889 8314.  

Georgiann Barry

Head Age Group Coach

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Coaching & aquatic training covering over 4 decades.  All levels, ages, and abilities.  Zone team coach 10 times.  ASCA level 3.  Contact:  georgiann.barry@praswim.org

T.J. Barry

Coach - Junior / Senior 1

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A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Coach T.J. has been involved in swimming his entire life. Competitively swimming since Age 4. Coach T.J. accomplishments include WPIAL & PIAA Medalist, as well as All-State and NISCA award winner. Over a Decade of coaching experience, with 6 times Head Assistant Coach of AMS Zone All-Start Team, and founder of the AMS Elite Camp. T.J. is also the Head Varsity Coach at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic -  Phone/ SMS: 724-473-3131 - Email: coach.tj@praswim.org

Shannon Kabala

Coach - Developmental Group

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You can reach me by email at shannon.kabala@praswim.org

Kristen Murslack

Assistant Coach

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Spent 13 seasons with PRA as a swimmer. 4-time WPIAL Champion in the 200 IM and record holder in the 100 breast, PIAA State Champion. After competing for PRA and Pine Richland High School, Kristen moved on to swim Division 1 at Auburn University. There, she was a captain her senior year and an SEC finalist all 4 years. She was SEC Academic Honor Roll for three years in a row. 

Cell: 724-816-6690 (texts any time before 5:30 pm would be preferable Monday-Saturday) 
Email: kristen.murslack@praswim.org
If you want to schedule a time to meet with me, please send an email! 

Tina Kelly

Assistant Coach

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Masters Graduate of Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security in 2015 from University of Phoenix and Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1992 from Mercyhurst University.  Coach Tina swam competitively since the age of 3 for Hampton Dolphins, ANSC and then for Mercyhurst. Was a part of the first summer AMS Zones team. Has experience as an Age Group Coach for 5 years and has taught aquatic lessons for over two decades. Phone/SMS - (724) 841-8788  Email tina.kelly@praswim.org.

 

Board of Directors

Ned G Laubacher

President - 412-491-3710

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Jeffrey A Rupert

Vice Pres - 412-770-6946

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Jamie Vacula

VP Registration - 412-445-7321

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Josh Carmazzi

Treasurer - 724-443-2128

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