Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Nicole Loutsenhizer Head Coach
Andrew Duff Head Assistant Swim Coach
Hannah Trocchio Associate Coach
Katie Pearson Associate Coach

I am an alumni of North Hills Swimming and I am so happy to be back helping to coaching the team! I swam for 12 years total. I had one year of experience swimming at a college level. I specialized in distance freestyle, but my favorite event was always the 200 IM. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in school counseling at Duquesne University. I also work at West View elementary as a classroom assistant. I am excited to get to know everyone and watch everyone grow as swimmers! 

Carissa Werner Associate Coach
Carissa has over 20 years of swimming experience as both an athlete and a coach. She swam in high school for the Northgate/Avonworth team and started coaching with the North Hills Summer Swim League at the age of 18. Later, she continued to gain experience moving into club coaching for Allegheny Mountain Swimming.
Shortly after, she moved on to Mount Union University to swim for four years on the Academic All-American women’s team.  While at Mount Union, she was part of two record-breaking relay teams and was voted captain her junior and senior year.  
Carissa has a BA in Broadcast Communications, which helped her land her first job as a DJ in Ohio. Later, she trained to work with children on the autism spectrum in Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. 
Carissa and her husband John have three children who attend school in North Hills.  Her main goals are for her swimmers to have fun, work hard, and to count on their teammates like family.
Board of Directors
Kristen Lawrence Club President/Registrar
Lori Thomas Club Vice President/Treasurer
John Dube Meet Director
Jeffrey Rees Web Administrator/Secretary
Jennifer Rees Web Administrator/Secretary