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Coaches and Board of Directors

We are here to support your needs. If you have questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact Head Coach Josh Rogers. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

 

 

Coaching Staff

Josh Rogers

Head Coach

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Coach Josh has been the POSA Head Coach since the Spring of 2009. Josh joined POSA after enjoying a very successful swim career. Josh was a POSA swimmer and a Sandburg Eagle swimmer before becoming an All-American at Lewis University, where he earned an MBA in Business Administration. He completed an internship with the University of Michigan where he worked in a coaching capacity with Club Wolverines. Josh also has a background in personal training as well as dryland training techniques. Since then, Josh is married to his wife Shannon and has six children. He loves teaching the sport of swimming and making POSA a family and competitive environment.

You can contact Josh at josh.rogers@posaeagles.org


 

Matt Petrizzo

Assistant Coach

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Coach Matt started as an assistant coach for POSA in the Spring of 2009. Matt began swimming at the age of 5 for the Lockport and Westmont Swim Clubs.  Matt was a varsity swimmer all 4 years at Lockport High School; state qualifier in both the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Backstroke his junior and senior year; was All-State his senior year. Matt received a scholarship to Lewis University where he was co-captain of the team for three years. Matt has taught group and individual swim lessons for age group swimmers for many years.  

Brittany Kamper

Assistant Coach

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Brittany joined POSA in the spring of 2014 as an assistant coach. She started her swimming career with the Burbank Stingrays when she was 6 years old. She transferred to the Hickory Willow Swim Club a few years later. Brittany was a varsity and state swimmer all 4 years at Sandburg High School; and competed at the Junior Nationals Championship Meet twice. Brittany is currently swimming on the Lewis University Swim Team. She holds records at both Sandburg and Lewis. Her favorite stroke is backstroke!

Jessica Stolze

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Coach Jessica joined POSA in spring of 2014 as an assistant coach. She started swimming at age 9 for the Ft. Wayne Aquatics in Indiana. Jessica swam at Waubonsie Valley High School her Freshman year, then moved to Neuqua Valley High School her last 3 years. Jessica was undefeated in the 100 breaststroke all 4 years and high school state champ all 4 years! She went on to swim at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a 10 time All American, she came in 2nd place at the December 1998 US Open in the 100 breaststroke and 8th place in the 2004 Olympic Trials! Her favorite stroke is breaststroke!

Ben Crnich

Assistant Coach

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Coach Ben joined POSA in the fall of 2014 as an assistant coach. He started his swimming career at Sandburg High School as a freshman. Ben competed in the Conference Championship Meet for 3 years and in the Sectional Championship Meet for 2 years. While at Sandburg, he won the Cassie Merca Sportsmanship Award and the Joe Devine Award. Ben is currently a student at Lewis University and is on their swim team. His favorite stroke is freestyle!

Molly O'Malley

Assistant Coach

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Coach Molly joined POSA in the spring of 2015 as an assistant coach. She started swimming at the age of 5 and joined POSA when she was 6. She continued her swimming career at Sandburg High School and worked in her spare time at POSA to assist the coaches. Molly currently attends college in California. Her favorite stroke is breaststroke!

Mitch Zieler

Assistant Coach

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Tara Capouch

Assistant Coach

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Coach Tara joined the coaching staff in Summer 2016 as an assistant coach. She started her swim career on the Champs age group swim team at the age of 6. Tara joined POSA when she was 14 and competed on Sandburg High School's swim and water polo teams all 4 years. Tara then went on to swim on her college team at Bowling Green University in Ohio, where she graduated in 2016. She is currently an elementary P.E. teacher. She holds records at POSA, Sandburg, and Bowling Green's teams. Her favorite stroke is freestyle!
 

Kim Katner

Assistant Coach

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Ali Aksu

Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Tracy Pautsch

President

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Kate Donnell

Vice-President/Meet Director

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Mary Barry

Treasurer

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April Giblin

Secretary

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Michele Danaher

Safety Director

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Anita Austin

Team Gear/Spiritwear Director

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Candi Kamykowski

New Member Liaison/Registration

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