Coaches and Board of Directors

Coaches and Board of Directors

Coaching Staff
Thomas Donati Head Coach
  • Seven PIAA Individual State Champions
  • PIAA State Record Holders
  • WPIAL Team Champions (2011)
  • WPIAL Team Runner-UP (2001-2002-2004-2005-2010-2012-2014-2016 Girls & Boys, 2017, 2019) Girls 2020
  • Allegheny Mountain Coach of the Year
    Allegheny Mountain Most Improved Team Coach of the Year
  • 6 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
  • Over 75 All-Americans
  • Over 320 dual meet wins
  • Head Coach of LSC Select Camp
  • Swimmer on Top 100 list for 18 & Under list
  • Senior Coaches Rep of Allegheny Mountain Swimming Coaches
  • Bronze Club recognized by USA swimming
Michael Kristufek General Manager



  • Assistant Coach Mt. Lebanon High School Swimming and Diving September 2015-present
  • Head Coach Mt. Lebanon Middle School Team September 2016-October 2019
  • Head Coach Woodland Hills Aquatic Team, April 2011-June 2015
  • Head Coach Woodland Hills High School Swimming and Diving Team September 2011-June 2015
  • Head Coach Zelienople Area Swim Club April 2010-April 2011
  • Assistant Coach Seneca Valley Swim Club May 2009-April 2011
  • Assistant Swim Coach Slippery Rock University August 2007-April 2009
  • Volunteer Assistant Water Polo Coach Slippery Rock Unversity August 2007-May 2008

Pool Management:

  • Mt. Lebanon Recreation Department Outdoor Pool, Pool Supervisor June 2015- 2017
  • Cranberry Township Waterpark, Daily Operations Manager April 2008 – April 2011
  • Armco Park, Head Lifeguard, May 2001-August 2005
  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming,
  • Allegheny Mountain Zones Coach, 2011 – 2017
  • Coaches Representative, November 2012 – June 2017
  • Chair of Nominating Committee, April 2012 – January 2015
David Becki Head Coach of Barracudas and Marlins
  • PIAA Runner-Up Champion (Team)
  • WPIAL Champion (Team)
  • 1 WPIAL Runner-Up Championship (Team)
  • High School All-Americans
  • WPIAL Championships (Individual)
  • 100+ WPIAL Qualifiers
  • 50+ State Qualifiers
  • 8 sectional qualifiers
  • Coached Masters National Champion
  • PIAA State Championship (Team)
  • 1 WPIAL Championship (Team)
  • PIAA Runner-Up Championships (Team)
Janis Batanian Head Dolphins Coach


  • USC Swim Club 2012-2016
  • Wahoo Head Coach
  • Learn to Swim Director
  • Adult Learn to Swim Instructor
  • Swim Fitness Coach
  • Head Coach USC Middle School
  • Assistant Age Group Coach in Newburgh, Indiana

Swimming Career:

  • Member of Indiana University Swim Team
  • State Champion in 100 and 200 Breaststroke in 1975 and 1976
  • University of Evansville Aces AAU Club Swimmer of the Year
  • Reitz High SChool Same High School as Gold Medal Olympian Lilly King
  • Greatest Reward is Teaching Adults that are Petrified of the Water.
Adam Ryan Head Stingrays Coach

Coaching Experience

  • Head Stingray MLAC Coach 2018-present
    • Bethel Park Girls High school Assistant Coach (2012 – 2015)
    • Bethel Park Age Group Coach (2012 – 2015)
    • Hampton Age Group Coach (2010 – 2012)
    • Swimming / PE Para Educator at Pathfinder School (2010 – Current)

Swimming Career
- Clarion University (2002 – 2004)
- Bethel Park Swim Team (1996 – 2002)
o 3 WPIAL Championships (Team)
o 1 PIAA Runner up (Team)

Kevin McLaughlin Senior Coach
  • WPIAL Team Champions (1999), (2011)
  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year 1996, 1999
  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming Racing Camp Coach 1995, 1997, 2007
  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming All-Star Team Coach 1994, 1995
  • United States Swimming Senior National Qualifier 1991, 1992
  • Big East All Conference Swimming Second Team 1990, 1991
  • Member of teams that won 4 WPIAL, 4 PIAA, and 3 Big East Championships
Amanda Kevech Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience

  • MLAC Assistant coach 2011-present
  • Seneca Valley Head Coach 2010-2011
  • Assistant Coach Seneca Valley Swim club 2006-2010
  • Age Group Coach North Carolina Aquatic Club
  • Assistant Coach AMS Altitude Training Camps

Swimming Career

  • University of North Carolina Swimming Team
  • Atlantic Coast Conference record holder 2004
  • UNC Record Holder
  • All ACC 2004,2005,2006

Seneca Valley Swimming

  • 2000 Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • 3 time PIAA State Champion
  • 200 IM Pennsylvania State record holder
  • 5 Time WPIAL Champion
  • 2000 Junior National Champion 200 and 400 IM
  • Seneca Valley Hall of Fame inductee 2010
Bill Kennedy Assistant Coach

Former Bethel Park girls swimming coach Bill Kennedy, one of the most successful WPIAL coaches in any sport, retired at the end of his 36th as coach of the Black Hawks. Kennedy coached one of the WPIAL’s great dynasties in the Bethel Park girls swimming team. The Black Hawks won 15 WPIAL championships under Kennedy including four in a row to start his coaching career from 1979-1982.
Kennedy preceded the two classifications system in the WPIAL that did not begin until 1993. He won eight WPIAL championships when there was only one classification and after the formation of a Class AA and Class AAA, Kennedy guided Bethel Park to three consecutive WPIAL titles from 1998-2000 and four consecutive from 2005-2008.
Coaching Experience:
1991 – 2014

  • Head Coach – Bethel Park High School Girls Swim Tem
  • Head Coach – United States Swimming – Bethel Park Recreation Swim Team
    1986 – 1991
  • Assistant Coach – Bethel Park High School Girls Swim Team
  • Assistant Coach – USS Age Group Coach, Bethel Park Recreation
    1978 – 1986
  • Assistant Coach – Bethel Park High School Girls Swim Team
  • Assistant Coach – USS Age Group Coach, Bethel Park Recreation
  • Head Coach – USS 8 and Under Coach, Bethel Park Recreation
    Career Highlights
  • Elected to the Pennsylvania Swimming Hall of Fame – 2012
  • Won Two Pennsylvania AAA State Championships (1999, 2000) and Two Runner-ups (2006, 2007) as Head Coach
  • Won 2 State Championships (1981, 1987) and Two Runner-ups (19982, 1986) as Assistant Coach
  • District 7 Championships (WPIALS)
    • 1st place – Seven Times
    • 2nd place – Four time
  • Section Titles – 14
  • Coaching Record: 270-43
    • Longest Dual Meet Winning Streak – 73 consecutive wins, six year
  • 1999 and 2007 – Ranked number one in the United States-Girls High School Swim Team – NISCA dual meet rankings in our division.
  • Fall 2007 Selected as one of three coaches to accompany Allegheny Mountain Swimming All-Star Swimmers to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado
  • 2000 Coached an Olympic Trial swimmer in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke
  • 2008 Coached an Olympic Trial Swimmer in the 50 Freestyle
  • 2012 Coached Olympic Trial Qualifier – Great Britain
  • Have coached numerous All-American Swimmers
Tom Fletcher Assistant Coach
  • Head Coach Peters Township Swim Club, Peters Township High School Varsity Swimming and Diving
  • Led men’s team to 2012 Section Championship
  • Coached multiple all-Americans, PIAA finalists, and WPIAL medalists, and first PTSC Junior National qualifier since 2009
  • Team broke seven varsity records, and two WPIAL records
  • Team had five swimmers compete in PIAA Finals or Consolation Finals in the 2012 PIAA Championship Meet, and five in the 2013 PIAA Championship Meet
  • Sectional qualifiers grew from three athletes to six athletes in first full year, and from six to twelve in second
  • Club swimmers broke over 60 records since 2011 short course season
Kari Resler Dryland Coach
  • *BS Exercise Science, * Miami University 1994-1998
  • *MS Exercise Physiology, * University of Pittsburgh 2005-2006
  • YMCA of Birmingham GFI and PT 2007 to 2009
  • YMCA of Pittsburgh GFI and PT 2005 to 2006
  • USC Swim Club Dryland Coach 2010 to 2012
  • USC Recreation Center Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer 2009 to present
  • Owner KJ’s Fitness Solutions in-home training 2004 to present
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Women’s Soccer Yoga Instructor 2007 to 2009
  • MLAC Dryland Coach 2012 to present
Matt Meade Assistant Coach

Matt Meade

  • Yale Swimming – 1983-1987
  • Recipient of the Phil Moriarity Prize awarded to the member of the Men’s Varsity team who has contributed immeasurably to the Yale Swimming tradition by his dedication and personal achievement
  • Current President – Yale Swimming & Diving Association
  • US Masters Swimming – Colony Zones and Nationals medalist 2010-15
  • World Masters Swimming Championships participant 2014
Leslie Becki Assistant Coach

Head Swim Coach September 2009 – June 2015
North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown, RI
• Women’s Team State Runner up – 2012 & 2013
• Men’s Team State Runner up – 2012
• 2010 Swimmer: Elizabeth Beisel, Olympian
Head Age Group Coach September 2005 – March 2007
RAMS Swimming Club, Kingston, RI
• Taught proper sportsmanship in competition to swimmers aged 6-14 years old
• Focused on skills to growing athletes that can be related to life skills, i.e. hard work, dedication & the importance teamwork
• Taught the importance of practicing at your best so you can perform at your best
• Focused on technique training for the specific sports but also incorporated importance of total training for the growing athlete
Aquatics Consultant/Athletic Trainer/Strength Coach/Swim Coach January 2002 – Current
Becki’s Sports Performance Services, Pittsburgh, PA
• Provide consulting services as an expert in pool facility products & design
• Represent OsteoStrong
• Offer private lessons and instruction in competitive swimming, sports specific strength & conditioning & aquatic therapy
• Represent natural products to include: Evolv Health & Young Living

John Morton Assistant Coach

Swimming Career
Swam for Moon Area High School (2012-2016) and MLAC (2014-2016)
Team Captain for Moon Area High School (2016)
Swam for Westminster College Titans (2016-2017)
2017 PAC Swimming and Diving Champion
2017 PAC Swimming and Diving Finals Individual Medalist (100 and 200 Breaststroke)
Moon Area High School (Graduated 2016)
Westminster College (2016-2017)
Currently obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Audio Production from Full Sail University (expected graduation date of spring 2020)
Coaching Experience
MLAC learn to swim instructor (2015)
Westminster College swim instructor (2016)

Emma Schaefer Assistant Coach

Open Water Swim Guide
Guided groups of 25 swimmers across tours in Europe.
Coached all levels of open water swimmers, using video analysis
and in water adjustments. Focus on improvement led swimming.
Gave a lecture series on streamlining, correct movement habits,
and propulsive forces vs drag profile to improve technique.
Assess safety conditions with boat captain and plot swim routes.
2014 - 2018

YMCA Lifeguard
CPR Certified
AED Certified (American
Heart Association)
RLSS Beach Lifeguard
Basic Life Support (American
Hearth Association)
First Aid Certified (Red Cross)
USA Triathlon
Drivers License


Mercy High School
Assistant Swim Coach, Varsity
Leads daily practices under the direction of the head coach
(including dry land)
Prepared and wrote swim team work outs prior to practice
Recruited potential new swimmers and mentored younger
female swimmers.
Maintained a safe, positive & educational environment for the
swim team and maintaining team statistics.
Communicated with parents, swimmers and fellow coaches.
Assisted with writing lineups and communicating with
opposition dual meets and nationals organizers.
Experience with Colorado Timing System.

2013 - 2014

Sports Club of West Bloomfield 2012 - 2013
Swim Instructor & Technique Coach
Instructed swimming lessons and Aquatics events.

Fostered enjoyment of swimming and an interest in pre-
competitive swimming.

Followed program curriculum – understand skills and class level



Betsy Stilley Assistant Coach

University of Pittsburgh
May 1, 1999
Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology
Pennsylvania State University

  • B.S. in Exercise & Sport Science
    American College of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Health Fitness Instructor Certification
  • United States Swimming Sport Science and Medicine Committee Preparation to Perform: What needs to be done before, during and after competition.
  • Sep 10, 2013 – Sep 10, 2014
  • United State Swimming Aquatic Sports Convention, Anaheim, CA. September 2013
Paul Klepchick Assistant Coach


  • 1993-1997 University of Miami Swimming
  • Member of 1995 Big East Championship Team
  • Team Record Holder 200 Medley Relay
  • Academic All American – 1996 and 1997
  • All American Honorable Mention 1996
  • 2005-Curent – Master Swimming
  • 1993 – Blue Mounation Swimming
  • 1994-1997 – Miami Swimming
  • 2014-Present – MLAC Swimming Coach
Suzy Harouse Assistant Coach
Laura Teufel Water Aerobics Coach
David Watterson Head Diving Coach

Head Diving Coach. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, David has been involved in the Pittsburgh Swimming and Diving community as a coach and official for more than 20 years. His experience has brought several teams to Section championships and many athletes to the WPIAL and PIAA podiums.

Cary Johns Assistant Diving Coach
Parent Volunteer Board of Directors
Laura Crothers President
Jesse McBurney Rebol Vice President and Safe SportCoordinator
Lisan Dustevich Treasurer
Betsy Stilley Secretary
Cory Resler Vice President of Registration
Heather Schmitt Vice President of Programs
Linda Harrold Vice President of Communications
Kendra Snyder Vice President of Facilities and Gear
Amy Grella Vice President of Fundraising
Paul Klepchick Historian
Pat Malone Member-at-Large