Coaching Staff

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Coaching Staff

Paul K Buerck

Head Coach


Head Coach and Owner Paul Buerck has been coaching competitive swimming since 1984. Coach Paul has coached over 6,000 athletes from Novice to National Level qualifiers.

Over 92 current and former Barracudas have received scholarships to college for swimming and academics.

Coach Paul has been the Head Coach, Owner and CEO of the Monmouth Barracudas since 1994.

 Coach Paul has coached in many countries around the world including Venezuela, Bermuda, Australia, and Canada, He has taken the Barracudas to Australia, California, Hawaii, Florida, Bermuda and countless meets in New York, and Pennsylvania.

Coach Paul is a graduate of Montclair State University  and has been teaching  for the last 30 years.
Coach Paul is an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Lakewood Blueclaws fan and is also a big fan of Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Coach Paul  has a great love for the sport of swimming and a passion for working with all of his swimmers.
Sharing his experiences and  knowledge he has gained is the most satisfying part.
Coach Paul loves to watch his swimmer develop into a complete athlete and individual . Helping to establish discipline,sportsmanship,integrity, responsibility, and a tremendous work ethic as well as helping his swimmers learn how to cope with success and failure and to make the right choices in swimming and life is one of Coach Paul's main goals.


Taylor M Crosby

Age Group Coach Hawaii and Kentucky


Coach Taylor Crosby

Former Barracuda Swimmer for 14 years

Graduate of University of North Florida and Stony Brook University

Coaching Experience  Over 10 years

Currently a Graduate Student Majoring in United Nations and Global Studies

Favorite Sports Team: NJ Devils

Favorite Fodd: Pizza

Favorite Athlete: Jordan Crosby Toohey

Favorite Olympic Race: 400 IM

Favorite Location South America and Lesotho

Hobby: Travel, world Peace and Sand Collection from around the world

I was a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years



Steve Levine

Coach PENN, Kentucky and Hawaii


Coach Steve Levine   Coaches : Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Hawaii

Graduate of Monmouth University

Has 14 years Coaching Experience

Currently the Assistant Coach at Monmouth University

Favoite Sports Team: USA Swim Team

Favorite Athlete: Katie Ledecky

Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate

Favorite Olympic Race: Any of them

Favorite Location I have visited: Colorado and Vermont

Hobby: Run, Swim , Surf, Hike and Yoga



Cheryl Criscuolo

Age Group Coach Michigan and Hawaii


Coach Cheryl Criscuolo

Coach of Group Michigan and Hawaii

Graduate of Monmouth University

Coach Cheryl has been Coaching over 40 years

Currently employed as a Teacher Assistant

Favorite Sports Team: JMU

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Athlete: Andrea Bottone and Missy and Julie Criscuolo

Favorite Olympic Race: 200 Fly

Favorite Location I have Visited: Hawaii

Hobby: Being with Family


Andrea Bottone

Age Group Coach MICHIGAN


Coach Andrea Bottone

Graduate of James Madison University

Swam for Barracudas for 6 years

Has 10 years of Coaching Experience

Currently a Special Education Teacher


Coaches Group  Michigan

Favorite Sports Team: JMU Dukes

Favorite Fodd: Italian

Favorite Athlete: Natali Coughlin

Favorite Olympic Race:  All of them

Favorite Location I have Visited: St. Maartin

Hobby:  Playing with my Dogs and Hanging with Family and Friends


Jenna Carbin

Age Group Coach Yale and Pennsylvania


Coach Jenna Carbin

Former Barracudas Swimmer

Graduate of St. Peters University

Coaches Group Pennsylvania and Yale

Favorite Sports Team: Phillies

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Athlete: Natali Coughlin

Favorite Olympic Race: 200 Back 

Favorite Location I have Visited: Ireland

Hobby: Video Editing/Blogging


shane toohey



Coach Shane is the Head Coach of our 10 and unders Group YALE

Shane is also the Head Coach of Neptune High School