Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Bill Strickland Head Coach

Coach Bill is is entering his eleventh season as Head Coach with the Trumbull Pisces. After a successful first few seasons with the team, Coach Bill continues to see great accomplishments with the Pisces under his direction in the state of Connecticut Swimming. After sending swimmers to top finishers at Regionals, Age Groups, Zones and Yankee League Championships, Coach Bill and his coaching staff helped lead the Trumbull Pisces to their first Yankee League Championship in the 2017-2018 season.

Originally from Mystic, CT, he competed in high school for four years of swimming with his main focus being in distance swimming and butterfly. Coach Bill is in his 15th year coaching competitive USA swimming. Starting in 2006 he was the assistant 12 and under coach with CAC aquatics club in West Hartford, CT. In 2007 he then moved to be the head 12 and Under coach at Charter Oak Aquatics.

After a few successful years with OAK he become the Asst. Head Coach in 2010 at the Fairfield YMCA where he helped build a very competitive program at the Fairfield YMCA. In his final season with Fairfield, he helped develop a highly competitive program at the YMCA seeing a YMCA National Qualifier and numerous YMCA New England swimmers in over 45 individual events from the Fairfield YMCA.

In 2011 Coach Bill became the Asst. Head Coach of the Trumbull High Boys swim team, and the following year in 2012 he became the Head Coach of the Trumbull High Boys and Girls Swim teams. Since taking over he has brought multiple swimmers to Conference Finals, State Finals, Opens and All - State Levels, while also helping lead the swimmers to breaking multiple school records.In 2018 he was selected as FCIAC Coach of the Year for Girls Swimming, 2020 CIAC State of Connecticut Coach of the Year for.Girls High School, and the Coach of Excellence award in 2021. 

Also being nominated as Connecticut Swimming Head Age Group Coach in 2016,2017,2018, 2019, 2020 and Head Senior Coach of the Year for Connecticut swimming in 2016 & 2018. Coach Bill was also selected to the 2016-2017 Connecticut Zones Team coaching staff as the lead 13&Over Coach.

Coach Bill hopes to continue his coaching success here at the Trumbull Pisces where he’s a firm believer in getting the best results out the swimmers while working hard and keeping the sport fun and creating good sportsmanship. When he is not on deck you can usually find Coach Bill surfing in Rhode Island or kayaking and boating on Long Island Sound.


Jess Daigle Asst. Coach

Coach Jess began swimming for the Trumbull Pisces in 2008. She went on to swim for Saint Joesph High School and then for Mount Saint Mary College. During her senior year of high school, coach Jess tore her labrum in her shoulder making it a difficult transition into college swimming. Once surgically corrected, Coach Jess swam distance freestyle and broke the 1000yd freestyle and 800yd freestyle relay records for MSMC. Coach Jess has been coaching with the Pisces for five years and teaches swim lessons at Pinewood Lake over the summer. Coach Jess is currently studying for her masters in social work and will graduate in May of 2022. In her free time, when she is not coaching or doing homework, she loves to road cycle, hike, bake, and play with her puppy and cat. 

Board of Directors
Tom Racicot President
Bill Strickland Head Coach
Adam Reynolds Vicepresident
Ariel Berezowski Treasurer
Dana Yawman Social Chair
Laura Citarella Social Chair