Kingston YMCA Hurricanes Swim Club: Our Coaches

Chris Sammons - Head Coach

Chris is a graduate of Kingston High School and a former varsity swimmer lettering all four years on the team.  He is also a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a degree in History and, a Masters in Secondary Education from SUNY New Paltz.  Chris is currently head coach for both the Kingston High School Girls and Boys Varsity Swim Teams.  After the first two years as the Head Coach of the Girls team he has compiled a 15-8 record. He has qualified many of his swimmers to the NYS Championships.  Chris was the Head Coach for the Hurley Tiger Sharks, leading the Team to 7 championships and a 65-12 record.  He recently stepped down from this position so he could devote more time to his Varsity and KSC coaching responsibilities.  Chris resides in Hurley, with his wife, Erika and son Drew.



Heather Crowley

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Eric Culver

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Stephanie Chan-Haver 

Coach Stephanie is originally from the Rochester area. She was a club swimmer for the Fairport Area Swim Team (FAST) and NYS qualifier in high school. She swam for SUNY Oswego where she was a NCAA qualifier and Academic All American. Stephanie also taught for the Learn to Swim program for the Oswego Lakers Swim Club. While attending grad school in Albany, she was an age group coach for the Clifton Park Piranhas during their 2009-2010 start-up season. Stephanie started with the Kingston Hurricanes in 2014. She is a school psychologist for the Rondout Valley Central School District.



Kathy Doxtader 

Coach Kathy Doxtader has been a member of the Kingston Hurricanes Swim Club coaching staff since 2001 and has primary responsibility for the Developmental Group.  She is ACSA certified as a level 2 Swim Coach.  Kathy has also been a coach for the Hurley Tiger Sharks since 1994.  She is a graduate of SUNY, Oswego with a degree in Secondary Education/Physics. She has been a tutor and a teacher for over 18 years.  She completed her Masters work at SUNY New Paltz in Education. She has been a long time substitute at Saugerties High School. Currently she is a preschool teacher at Good Shepherd Montessori in Rhinebeck.  Kathy was a competitive swimmer at Schenectady Swim Team and Woodin Club.  She has four children, Jennifer, Brian, David and Jimmy and, lives in Hurley with her husband John. She has a son-in-law Jet, grandson Walter and daughter-in-law Erin.


Ryan Haver  

Ryan is an Alumni of the Kingston program and will be entering his 3rd season as the assistant coach for the Kingston Boys Varsity Swim Team.  Ryan attended and swam for SUNY Oswego where he was a 2 year captain and 15 time SUNYAC conference finalist.  Previous coaching experience includes assistant coach to the SUNY Oswego swimming and diving team, Oswego Lakers swim club, as well as the Hurley Tiger Sharks.  Currently, Ryan teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Wallkill Middle school in Wallkill, NY and is completing his Masters Degree through the NYIT in Instruction Technology. 



Guy Finkbeiner

Coach Guy graduated from Rondout Valley High School. He recently graduated from Cortland State University in May of 2015 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. While at Cortland, Coach Guy became an assistant swim coach and dry land instructor for the Cortland YMCA Stingers. Guy has also been an assistant swim coach for the Kerhonkson Barracuda swim team since 2012. In addition, Guy has been a head Lifeguard/Water Safety Instructor for the Kerhonkson pool since 2010.

Coach Guy's goals  at the Hurricanes are to help swimmers improve their strokes and technique to better their swim performance. Most importantly, Guy wants his swimmers to have fun!



Phil Lettre

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Kaelan Quinn

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Sean Sullivan

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Ed Vertullo

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