BPR Coaching Staff

David Kutrufis

Head Coach - BPR

Head Coach - Senior Group

     Coach K began his coaching career in 2001 with Peters Township Swim Club.   He has been with Bethel Park since 2004 and has been the Head Coach since 2013.   Since his coaching career began, Coach K has coached numerous Zone, Sectional, and Junior National qualifiers.  His favorite part of coaching is watching young athletes grow and succeed into not just great athletes, but great people!  David is an ASCA Level 2 certified coach and is working to complete his level 3 certification 

     Coach Kutrufis was a member of the Bethel Park Recreation Team for 7 years and the WPIAL and PIAA championship teams during his 4 years in of high school.  Coach K graduated from Bethel Park in 1999 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California University of Pennsylvania.  In 2012 he earned his Masters Degree in Reading Education from the University of Pittsburgh.   Coach K is a 6th grade reading teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Bethel Park.   In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching the Pirates and running (occassionally) :)


Kelly Kutrufis 

Assistant Coach - Senior Group

Coach Kelly graduated from Moon High School in 1997 where she was part of the four time WPIAL champions and 2 time State Champion teams.   She continued her swimming career as an All-American at Westminster College, graduating with her degree in Elementary Education in 2001.

Kelly has been with Bethel Park as an age group coach and high school coach since 2006.  Prior to that she was an assistant high school and age group coach with Pine-Richland Aquatics.  She was an AMS Zone Coach from 2002-2008 and the head zone coach in 2008.  Coach Kelly is currently a first grade teacher at Assumption School in Bellevue.

When not at the pool Kelly enjoys running, reading, coloring and traveling to Seneca Falls, NY and Sarasota, Fl.

Coach Kelly's favorite thing about coaching is being able to see athletes finally achieve their goals after a long year of hard work and training.


Jane Brackett

Head Coach - Silver & Bronze Groups

Coach Jane was born in Hastings, England and graduated from City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1980 with a degree in Foreign Language in Business.   She swam for St. Mary's School and Baldslow Swim team from 1970-1975.  She moved to the United States in 1998 with her husband and two daughters.

    "My husband's company wanted to transfer him from Hastins to Clariron, so they showed us around the area before we finally moved.   We looked at other townships too, but Bethel Park was so friendly, letting the girls try a day at school.  Bill Kennedy welcomed us to the BP swimming family with open arms.  We  originally came for two years and we're still here so i think it's been a success!"

From 2000-2013 Coach Jane was the head coach of the 8 and under team.   In 2013, after some group adjustments, she became the head coach of the Bronze and Silver teams.

She is also the proud mother of two daughters, Susi and Charlotte,who swam age group and high school for BP and both swam in college and for masters teams.   

"Watching a young child gain self confidence from swimming, the improvements they make from day to day, having a positive influence on youngsters, listening to the funny things they say.  Every day is different when you're a swim coach.  Seeing children I coached when they were 6 going off to swim in college, watching the love a child has for the water, these are a few of my favorite things!"

Kathy Strock

Assistant Coach - Senior Group

Head Coach - Gold Group

Coach Kathy is a 1994 graduate of Bethel Park where she was a 4 time WPIAL and PIAA qualifier.    She continued her swimming career for 3 years at the University of Pittsburgh before having to take her senior year off due to injury.   During that year she coached the Team Pittsburgh Aquatics age group team.

Following graduation from Pitt in 1998, Coach Kathy was hired to coach swimming at Bethel Park.   She has been coaching at BP ever since then, with the exception of a few years away to have her babies. 

Coach Kathy lives in Bethel Park with her husband Justin (a BP masters swimmer), and their three children, TJ, Hannah and Nathaniel.

When she's not coaching, she likes to hang out with her family and friends doing lots of fun things!  (and watch reality tv but don't tell anyone that!) :)

Shannon Zimmerman  -

Assistant Coach - Senior, Platinum & Gold Groups

Shannon is a 2011 graduate of Bethel Park where she was at WPIAL qualifier and member of the 2008 WPIAL championship team.   She is a 2015 graduate of IUP where she earned her Bachelors degree in health and physical education with a minor in coaching, and in 2017 earned her masters degree in health and physical education with a concentration in community health.   At IUP she was a member of the club swim team as well as being the club team Vice President.  Shannon is also a member of the BP recreation team staff.  She is in her first year of teaching health and physical education at St Thomas Moore in Bethel Park. 

Dianne Majchrzak

Assistant Coach - Gold Group

Head Coach - Sharks Summer Team

Coach Dianne joined the Bethel Park Swimming family in 2014.  She is currently a gold  group coach as well as the head coach of our summer league Sharks team.    Her favorite part of coaching is encouraging young athletes ot achieve their goals. 

Coach Dianne swam for Duquesne University where she was a record holder, team captain, and member of the academic honor roll.  As a student, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Masters Degree in Elementary Education.  Before coaching at BP, she was the Head Assistant Coach at Duquesne for 10 years, and an age group coach for the Titan Swim Team for 2 years.   She is currently a middle school teacher and the athletic director at St. Maria Goretti School.

Dianne has one son, Jared, who is a criminal justice major at Waynesburg University.

Outside of coaching and teaching, Coach Dianne likes to swim, scuba dive, mountain bike, and long hikes with her dog!

Michelle Becker

Assistant Coach - Silver and Bronze Groups

Coach Michelle started her swimming career at 6 years old with the Peters Township Swim Club.   She swam for Mercersburg Academy in high school where she was a member of the Eastern Champion Team, an All-American and National qualifier.   Coach Michelle continued her swimming at Allegheny College where she was a 12 time All-American, record holder and team captain.  She graduated from Allegheny with a BS in Psychology and and Bachelors' Degree in Elementary Education.

Coach Michelle has previously coached at Valleybrook Country Club and Peters Township Swim Club.  This is her third year at BPR and she is the proud mother of three BPR swimmers, Maddison, Emma and Kaitlyn,

When she is not coaching or at a meet, Coach Michelle loves to cook/bake, hang with family and friends, bike and run with her girls, walk with Bailey the dog , and her favorite escape hands down is the beach in Sarasota Florida;);), She also says that someday will make it to the Masters Swim :)

Coach Michelle says " I'm thrilled to be a part of the BPRST family!!! Swimming has always been such a big part of my life. It taught me discipline, hard work, team effort, dedication, determination and heart. I love being able to give back and be a part of the swimming world by encouraging our swimmers to find the best in themselves.
 It is awesome to see the swimmers progress and even better to watch them accomplish their goals. Soo important to be a TEAM and have fun!" GO HAWKS:)

Emily Eiben

Assistant Coach - Bronze Group

We are excited to add long-time BPR swimmer Emily Eiben to the staff this year!  Emily began her swimming career as an 8 and under with Coach Jane and continued her swimming career with almost all of the current BPR staff (Coach Kathy, Coach Kelly and Coach K).   Emily is a 7 time BPR record holder and a 4 time WPIAL and State Qualifier in high school.  She was a member of numerous Sectional Teams and was invited to participate in the AMS Select Trip to Colorado in 2010.

After graduating from Bethel in 2011, Emily continued her swimming career at Division 3 powerhouse Denison where she achieved NCAA "B" cuts in the 200 fly all four years.  She graduated in 2016 with Cum Laude Honors with a degree in Psychology and Economics.  She recently began working for UMPC in the Human Resources Department.

When she's not working or coaching, Emily likes to work out, eat, cuddle with her dogs and spend time with family and friends.   

"I am excited to get started coaching in the sport that I love!"

Michael Hand 

Senior Group Strength and Conditioning Coach

Maria Chiodo

Yoga Instructor




Head Coach  - Dianne Majchrzak

Assistant Coaches

    Shannon Zimmerman

    Jessica Hirsh

    Kaylee VanHorenbeck

    various swimmers from BPR Senior Group