2019 Sea Monkey Coaching Staff
Jake Kudrna, Head Coach: The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Sea Monkeys are proud to welcome Jake Kudrna back for his second season as our Head Coach. Jake brings a wealth of experience as a veteran swimmer in addition to his passion for the sport of swimming to the Sea Monkeys Program.
Jake is an experienced swimmer and coach having achieved tremendous success throughout his career. Jake was a member of the Sea Monkeys for several summers, and later, served as an age group coach. Jake continued his success at the high school level having been a four-year Varsity swimmer at Brush High School, and later at the University of West Virginia.
He has coached at both the high school and collegiate levels, and Jake is currently the Brush High School Head Varsity Swim Coach.
The Sea Monkeys are honored to have Jake return to the program that started his swim career many years ago.
Devin Frydl, 8 & Under Age Group Coach: Devin Frydl is the 8 and Under Coach this season, which is also her second season as part of the Sea Monkeys coaching staff. Devin brings enthusiasm to the coaching staff having been a Sea Monkey herself with Jake Kudrna serving as her coach.
Devin is a 2016 Brush High School graduate, where she was a four-year Varsity Swimmer. She recently completed her first year of studying pre-dentistry at Lakeland Community College.
Devin looks forward to helping the 8 and Under swimmers improve their technique while also having fun.
Matt Tuohey, 9-10 Age Group Coach:
Abby Bernard, 11-12 Age Group Coach: Although a long-time member of the Sea Monkeys family, this summer is Abby’s third as part of the Sea Monkeys coaching staff. Abby’s began her swim career with the Sea Monkeys at the age of 7 and continued to swim with the team through high school. In addition to the Sea Monkeys, Abby was a 4- year member of the Brush High School Varsity Swim Team and also swam for the Beachwood Bison Swim Club.
Abby is a 2016 graduate of Brush High School and recently completed her first year at John Carroll University. She brings a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to the team.
Jason Koscis & Andrew Reichard, 13-15 Age Group Coach:
Elisabeth Woolley, Bexley Pool Age Group Coach:
Margaret Marino, Bexley Pool Age Group Coach:
Nick Loya, Bexley Pool Coach:
This is Nick's second year of coaching the SeaMonkeys. Nick is a recent graduate of Brush High School and will be attending John Carroll University in the Fall. Nick swam for the SeaMonkeys for 8 years and is happy to come back and share a bit of the good times and swimming knowledge with the kids that he coaches. He tries his best to give every swimmer as much individual attention as possible so the kids can continue to improve their strokes while cutting time each week.