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Coaching Staff

Jack Caucino

Head Coach

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Jack has over 30 years of coaching experience, and has been the Head Coach of the Red Bank YMCA swim team since 1997.  Prior to that he served as Head Coach at Ocean County College, and as the National Swim Coach at the Toms River YMCA.  Subsequent to graduating from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Jack held the position of Assistant Swim Coach at his alma mater.  He has served as the President of the YMCA Swimming National Coaches Advisory and has been a member of the YMCA National Swimming and Diving Advisory Committee since 2011. Additionally, Jack has served as the Chair of the YMCA National Coaches committee, Chair of the YMCA National Time Standards Committee, as well as the Regional Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Jack is also a Member of the NJ YMCA Swim Committee and is a past Chair. Jack was named National Junior College Coach of the year in 1996.  During Jack’s tenure at Red Bank YMCA the past 17 years, he has sent over 125 swimmers to NCAA programs at all levels, with some of these swimmers having competed at the U.S. National and Olympic trial levels.  He has lead 10 teams to top 10 finishes at YMCA Nationals, and has coached over 150 YMCA All-Americans, which included 3 national champions as well as multiple top 5 individual and relay finishes. Most recently, Jack lead Red Bank YMCA to a second place overall finish at the 2017 Long Course Nationals, as well as a combined 2016 New Jersey YMCA short course championship. In 2016 Jack was named National Coach of the Meet.

In addition to supervising a staff of 17 assistant coaches, and being responsible for a variety of administrative duties, Jack serves as a mentor and advisor to high school age RBY swimmers on a variety of issues including academics, health issues, college recruiting, and the college selection process.  Jack is also responsible for having implementing a comprehensive dry land and weight training program for team participants encompassing all ages and stages of progress.

Tim Tice

Coach for Sr/Sr1 and Blue

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Retired Science Teacher Matawan Regional High School. Over 30 years coaching experience with the YMCA, 15 at Red Bank. Works with Senior 1, Senior 1B and Blue Group. Assistant Coach with the National Team the past 12 years. Married to Coach Georgann. Has one daughter Katie, who competed for RBY and UCONN

Paul Florio

Coach for Sr1B, Sr2 and Sr2B

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Paul has been coaching swimming for over 20 years. He began his career as an assistant coach at RBY before moving to a head coaching position at Freehold YMCA which he held for 12 years.  During that time he coached numerous YMCA state champions, All-Americans and YMCA National Champions.  Paul is excited to be back where it all started for him helping continue the great Red Bank YMCA tradition. Paul is married and has 2 young sons.

Lynne Cefalo

Coach For Green, White and Red

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Lynne Cefalo has been at the Red Bank Y for over 26 years. During this time she has coached a number of age group State Champions, team record breakers and participants in Junior Olympics and Zone teams. She has four children, all of whom swam competitively, three completed 4 years in Division 1 college programs. In addition, many of her current as well as former swimmers have participated in competitions at various levels, such as Junior Olympics, Zones, High School, YMCA States, National competitions,  Collegiate conferences and NCAA’s. Lynne hopes to continue to help swimmers learn teamwork, good sportsmanship and develop a skill and love of swimming that will last a lifetime.

Jim Rimbault

Coach for Jr1 and Jr2

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Jim is currently in his 10th season coaching at Red Bank YMCA.  During this time he has had several swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics and New Jersey Zone teams. Most recently, under his leadership the 12 and under group won the YMCA state championship for the 2013-2014 short course season. Jim holds a B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College in Recreation Management, as well as an Associate Degree from Dean College in Liberal Studies with a focus on Psychology.

Brian Retterer

Coach for Sr/Sr1

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Brian has been involved in competitive swimming for over 40 years. Brian has been on the RBY coaching staff since 2009. He has coached previously at Middletown Swim Club, Curl-Burke swim club in Washington DC, as well as Stanford University men’s swim team. Brian is a graduate of Stanford University where he has been inducted into their Hall of Fame. Brian is also a member of the City of Sparks, Nevada Hall of Fame, as well as the Reno Aquatic Club Hall of Fame. Some of Brian’s accomplishments include being a 15 time NCAA champion, 25 time NCAA All-American, 12 time American Record holder, and 10 year USA National team member. Brian was a 13 time Pac-12 Conference champion, and a Pac-12 Athlete of the Year. Brian was voted one of the top 5 athletes ever for the state of Nevada. He won a Gold medal at the 1994 World Championships and Silver medals at the 1993 Pan Pacific and 1997 World Championships. He was ranked top 8 in the world 5 consecutive years, and was the first person ever to break 46 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke. At one point in time in his swim career, Brian held the top 6 times ever in the 100 yard Back, 8 of the top 10, as well as the top 2 times for the 200 yard Back. For nearly 10 years Brian held the fastest 50 yard free relay split ever recorded. Brian held numerous National Age Group and Pacific Swimming records, and still holds the Nevada High School state record in the 100 yard Back, set nearly 30 years ago. He is a father of 2 children, Board Member of St. Mary’s Athletic Association in Middletown, and is a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Mary Mother of God Church. 

Joan Truscio

Team Admin, Blue, Grn, Red, White

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Joan joined the Red Bank YMCA coaching staff in the Fall of 2013.  She has also been a part time swim instructor for the past 9 years teaching both children and adults. Joan started swimming competitively at the age of 12 and competed during her college years at New York University.  Joan resides in Middletown with her husband and two sons.

Tom Wilkens

Coach for Jr1, Jr2, Sr2B

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Tom began his involvement with Red Bank YMCA as a swimmer, and was a 3 time YMCA National Champion, as well as a Junior National Champion and record holder. After graduating from Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft), Tom continued his swim career at Stanford University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. Tom was a 16 time United States National Champion, a World Champion and American Record Holder, and a Gold Medalist in multiple events at the Goodwill Games, World Cup, Pan Pacific Championships, World University Games, and US Open. He is a 5 time NCA champion, and served as Stanford’s Swim Team Captain during the 1997-98 season, when he lead Stanford to victory at the 1998 NCAA Championships. Tom also served as Team Captain of the USA Swimming National Team from 2000 through 2003. He is a 4 time Kipputh Award Winner, given to the highest point scorer at the US National Championships, and was named to the Pac-12 All Century Men’s Swimming Team. Tom represented the United States in Sydney, Australia at the 2000 Summer  Olympics, and was elected Team Captain. Individually, Tom won a Bronze Medal in the 200 Meter Individual Medley. As Captain, Tom lead the United States swim team to its most successful Olympic games, as USA swimming won 33 Medals. This number was 1/3 of all medals won by U.S. Athletes at the Sydney Games. Tom has been married to his wife Stephanie for 14 years, and is a father of two children who both currently swim for Red the Bank YMCA.    

Abby Muller

Coach for Sr/Sr1, Jr1/Jr2, Red

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This is Abby's 4th year on the Red Bank YMCA coaching staff.  She previously coached various age groups for 3 seasons at the Freehold Old Bridge YMCA, and has been teaching swimming for over 10 years.  Abby graduated from Rider University in 2011 and is currently in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Seton Hall University.

Tyler Kurywczak

Coach for Jr1, Jr2, Sr2, Sr1B

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This is Tyler's 4rd year coaching for the Red Bank YMCA. Tyler started swimming competitively at the age of 12 with the Ocean County YMCA and ended his swim career at Ocean County College. Tyler attends Monmouth University where he majors in Business Management. He earned an Associates Degree from Ocean County College in Business Administration.

Bonni Mora

Coach for Blue, White, Red, Jr1, Jr2

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Bonnie has been coaching swimming for the past 8 years.  She has coached the Monmouth Heights Manalapan Summer swim team as well as the Freehold Old Bridge YMCA team. Bonnie holds a B.S. in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Bonnie has been married for 21 years and has 3 daughters.

Ruth Davis

Coach for Sr2B

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Ruth holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College where she was an All-American swimmer.  She also has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton, and has worked extensively with children through teaching and coaching.  Ruth lives in Holmdel with her husband and two children.

Robert Heim

Coach

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Bob has been a coach for the Red Bank Swim Team for the past three seasons. He attended Temple University's Business Management School on scholarship.  Bob, originally from Pennsylvania, started swimming at the age of 5 and continued through Masters Swimming.  He was a 2-time league champion in freestyle and medley relay, and was a recipient of the Philadelphia league coaches Most Valuable Swimmer Award. Bob also participated in the Eastern Conference Swimming Championships at Harvard University. He was recently nominated into his high school's Hall of Fame. Bob currently has three children swimming for the Red Bank YMCA.

Jennifer Kuenzel

Coach for Jr1, Jr2, Sr2

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This is Jenn’s 2nd year coaching at Red Bank.  Jenn is a graduate of Rowan where she was inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame for Swimming in 2014.  Jenn is a two-time All-American and a seven-time All-American Honorable Mention.  Jenn lives in Holmdel with her husband and two children who both swim for Red Bank.

Amelia Buckley

Coach for Blue, Sr, Sr1

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This is Amelia's third year coaching at RedBank.  She is a graduate from West Chester University with a degree in professional studies accompanied by a minor in athletic coaching and Spanish. At WCU she was a DII 4 time All-American. Amelia is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through NSCA. She designs and supervises the strength and conditioning program for the Senior Age groups focusing on injury prevention and sports specific movements. She has worked with the national team for the past three years. Amelia currently works with a variety of groups: Senior, Senior 1, Senior 1B and Blue.

Tj Mccarthy

Coach

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TJ: TJ has recently returned as a coach. He swam for the Red Bank team for several years.  While on the National team he took 2nd place at long course nationals in the 50 Fly.  In short course nationals he placed 6th in the 50 and 100 free and 8th in the 100 fly.  He is a record holder at CBA as well as Red Bank YMCA.  

Scott Darby

Coach for Sr1B, Sr2

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Scott has coached at Red Bank YMCA for the past 16 seasons.  He currently works primarily with the senior 2 group where he helps focus on both stroke and dryland training technique.  In 2003 and 2004 Scott was an assistant swim coach at Holmdel High School. He holds a B.S. from Kean University where he played collegiate baseball.  Scott resides in Point Pleasant and has 2 sons.

Alexa Hetzel-Wells

Coach for Jr2

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"This is Alexa's first year coaching at RedBank.  Alexa is no stranger to Y swimming growing up swimming for the Metuchen Edison YMCA before finishing her high school career for Scarlet Aquatic Club.  She is a graduate from Penn State University where she comepted for the varsity swim team for 4 seasons.  At Penn State Alexa swam a wide variety of events including both breaststrokes, both IMs and distance freestyle.  She has swam at the highest levels including YMCA Nationals, Junior Nationals, Nationals and Big Ten Championships.  She is currently attending Monmouth University training to become a Physicians Assistant.  She looks forward to helping her groups develop the be the best swimmers and people they can be."

Toni Marie DeGennaro

Coach for White and Red

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This is Toni Marie's 1st year back coaching. She took time off to start a family. She swam for Red Bank YMCA swim  team starting at the age of 8  through high school. She then swam under the guidance of Head Coach Jack Caucino, when he was at Ocean County College.  Toni Marie was a National Qualifier both years with Jack in the 400 IM, 100 Breaststroke, and 200 Breaststroke along with both medley and free relays.   She started teaching swim lessons at the age of 14 at Red Bank YMCA and has coached both summer and winter teams throughout the years.  This past summer (2017), she helped coach our Camp Zehnder Summer Swim Team.  

Toni Marie continued her swimming and education at Kutztown University, graduated with her Bachelors in Education.  Soon after she graduated from Monmouth University with her Masters in Education.  This is Toni Marie’s 17th year teaching middle school Mathematics in the Middletown district.  She is married and has 2 young children, daughter (9) currently on the RBY team and a son(6). 

David Schlatter

Coach for Blue/White/Red in Zehnder

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Georgeann Tice

Coach for Blue

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Parent Board of Directors

Michele Foreback

President

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Jeanine Barlotta

Vice President

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Paula Lachance

Parents Exec Committee

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Karen Mahoney

Parents Exec Committee

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Rick Deet

Parents Exec Committee

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Christine Heyt

Parents Exec Committee

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Colleen Doogan

Parents Exec Committee

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Bob Piasecki

Parents Exec Committee

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Kerry Michaelson

Parents Exec Committee

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Tracy Hill

Parents Exec Committee

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