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Neptune Coaching Staff
The Neptune 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 us.
 

For all questions related to volunteerism, officials training, or fundraising please contact Emily George - Aquatic Coordinator egeorge@youngstownymca.org

Y NEPTUNES 2019-20 COACHING STAFF

Terry Patterson

Head Coach

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We are welcoming Terry Patterson to the YMCA of Youngstown as our new Neptunes Head Swim Coach! Terry grew up in the Warren area and swam competitively for Edinboro University (EU) in the late 70’s, where he earned an All-America status thirteen times and later was inducted into EU’s Hall Of Fame ('91). After receiving his bachelor’s degree in communications from EU, Terry served as the assistant coach for one year at YSU. He then went on to coach six successful seasons for the Medina YMCA before being recruited for the Head Coach position at Akron University. When Terry’s career in sales and marketing began to move him around the country, he was forced to give up coaching swimming. Terry currently works as the National Wholesale Director of Sales for Selena Naturally (Celtic Sea Salt) and lives in the Cortland area. He has a 21-year old daughter Jordyn, who is a senior at Washington State University. Terry also serves on the Advisory Board for EU Athletics. We are excited to welcome Terry to the Youngstown YMCA Neptunes family!

Michael Bleggi

Assistant Head Coach

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Michael Bleggi is in his eighth year coaching for the Y Neptunes.  He swam competitively for the Neptunes and the Firestone Area Swim Team, and also coached for FAST for three years.  Michael is a certified USA coach.  Michael graduated from YSU and works for Bodine Perry as an accountant.

Tess E Emerson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Tess is in her third year coaching for the Neptune Swim Team. Being in competitive swimming for 13 years she swam for the Firestone Area Swim Team (FAST), Neptune Swim Team, and Valley Christian High School. Tess is currently a Junior at Youngstown State University, with a major in Business Administration and a double minor in Advertising and Graphic Design.

Rachel Emerson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Rachel is in her fifth year coaching for the Neptune Swim Team. She is also entering her third season as head coach of the Poland High School Swim and Dive Team. In the summer Rachel coaches for the Firestone Area Swim Team (FAST). Being in competitive swimming for 14 years she has competed for the Neptune Swim Team and FAST. Coach Rachel has a degree in middle childhood education (math/science) with a minor in art from Youngstown State University. She currently teaches 5th grade math at Jackson-Milton.

Giana M Varchetto

Assistant Coach

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