"Empowering young people to be champions in life through excellence in the sport of swimming" 

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Kyle Wilson Head Coach/Senior Group Head Coach
Jeffrey Ely

Coach Ely swam for the McDonogh School in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Retriever Aquatic Club during his high school career, specializing in the butterfly and backstroke events. He was a JO champion, and competed at Zones and Junior Nationals. Coach Ely then moved on to swim in college at Syracuse University, where he finaled at Big East Championships. During the summers, he began coaching a summer league team, which sparked his interest in coaching. Coach Ely started as a Special Education teacher in the Three Village school district in 1999, and is entering his 19th year in the district. Coach Ely started the JV (middle school) swimming program at Ward Melville, and then moved to also serve as an assistant coach for both the girl's and boy's varsity swim teams. Coach Ely then began coaching at North Shore Swim Club, where he served as head coach John DeMarie's assistant before taking over as head coach in 2008. When North Shore closed it's doors in the summer of 2012 due to SBU's closing of the pool, Coach Ely was hired by Sachem Swim Club to oversee their Junior and Advanced groups. In the spring of 2013, Coach Ely was named head coach of Sachem Swim Club, and is now entering his 6th full year as head coach of the club. During his tenure as a head coach in USA Swimming, Coach Ely has coached many JO, Zones, Sectionals, and Junior Nationals level swimmers.

Malori Steinhauer Assistant Head Coach

As an age group swimmer Coach Malori competed as part of the North Shore Swim Club and on the Ward Melville Varsity Swim Team. After graduating high school she went on to swim at Salisbury University specializing in breaststroke and IM events. Coach Malori began her coaching career at North Shore, working primarily with Novice and Development level swimmers. As part of the Sachem Swim Club Coach Malori has worked with the Junior and Senior Level athletes. While serving as the Assistant Head Coach she worked with many County, JO, Zone, Sectional and Junior National Level swimmers. Coach Malori looks forward to another successful year with a great group of motivated athletes and coaches!

Albert Scott Junior Group Head Coach

Mr. Scott, as he prefers his swimmers to call him, has been involved with AAU and USA Swimming for 42 plus years. He was the President of the Three Village Swim Club for 8 years. During that time, he helped coach at times. He became a coach at Sachem Swim Club. He left Sachem and went to the Stony Brook Swim Club. When Stony Brook School closed their pool, Mr. Scott joined North Shore Swimming for 18 years, the last 7 as Co-Head Coach. He was selected as Person of the Year in Sports in 1999 by the Three Village Times newspaper. His high school career started with 9 years at the Academy of St. Josephs, winning Coach of the Year twice. He has been the Sachem North Girls Varsity Swim Coach for 17 years and the Boys Asst. Swim and Diving Coach for 13 years. He has volunteered coaching the JV team at North for 3 years. During his coaching career he has coached an Olympic Trial swimmer, many State Champions and All State Swimmers. Mr. Scott is willing to help any swimmer that needs help. He is most proud of his swimmers that have gone on to college and made careers, and now he is coaching some of their children! He hopes to continue coaching until his swimmers now have kids of their own that are swimming for SSC!

Nicholas Ryan Novice Group Head Coach
Robert Todd Developmental Head Coach / Beginner Plus

Coach Rob went to Northport HS where his athletic career consisted of being cut from baseball twice and throwing the shot put. After graduating from Binghamton University, Rob started working at Brookhaven National Lab where he is currently a Mechanical Engineer. After college, Rob participated in a variety of activities including competitive track. To recover from injuries, Rob started swimming at the age of 40, and soon after started training with CW Post and BNL Masters. Without a real coach, Rob learned the strokes by reading books, watching video and going to NCAA and USA swimming meets to watch. With the excitement of improvement, Rob made swimming his primary sport and has loved the technical aspects of swimming ever since. Rob paid attention in his college fluid dynamics class and recognized that reducing drag is more important than generating force and loves helping swimmers understand this and learn proper technique. Coach Scott gave Rob a chance to coach at SSC in 2010 and has been with our club ever since.

Jessica Peters Assistant Coach

Coach Jess swam for the Holyoke YMCA Vikings in her hometown of Holyoke, Massachusetts. She specialized in Breaststroke and IM events, where she qualified for the Y National Team. She was recruited by Stony Brook University and currently holds the school record in the 100 yard breaststroke. After the passing of her college coach, David Alexander, Coach Jess was inspired to reconnect with the sport and found herself at home with Sachem Swim Club. Coach Jess has worked with every level of our club, and she hopes to inspire and lead future youths of the club!

Michael Newell Assistant Coach

Coach Mike started swimming for North Shore Swim Club when he was 10 years old. He swam on North Shore until he graduated from high school in 2012. While swimming on North shore he qualified for Junior Olympics, Zone Quals, The Empire State Games and Senior Mets. After high school he went on to swim at SUNY Oneonta where he specialized in distance freestyle and breaststroke. He competed in the SUNYAC Championships meet 3 of his 4 years at SUNY Oneonta and placed top 16 in the conference each year. He began coaching with us in March of this year because he wanted to stay involved in the sport.

Kimberly Ferraris Assistant Coach

Coach Kim has been an active member of Sachem Swim Club since 2012. Her daughter joined the team after North Shore Swim Club closed. In the spring of 2013 Kim was appointed as Club Liaison on the Sachem Swim Club Board. She enjoyed her time on the board but wanted to be more involved. In the summer of 2016 she took the necessary courses to become a USA Swimming Coach. In the spring of 2017 we had her intern for the club. She worked with all of the groups each week. Coach Kim was an age group swimmer from age 8-13. She was invited to the Empire State Games. After a very long hiatus she returned to swimming. She is a competitive swimmer for Seawolves Masters. She also enjoys open water swimming. She is very excited to be a part of the coaching staff this season!

Stephen Arcidiacono Assistant Coach

Coach Stephen began his swim career back in 2004 with North Shore Swim Club.  When Stony Brook University closed their pool down for renovations in 2012, Stephen made the switch to Sachem Swim Club to remain with his favorite coaches: Coach Ely and Coach Malori.  Over the years he qualified for Junior Olympics, Zone Quals, and swam on a relay at Sectionals in 2013.  Stephen’s athletic career also included being a member of multiple travel baseball teams, the Junior Varsity, and Varsity baseball team at Miller Place High School, all while being an active member of North Shore and Sachem Swim Club.  His senior year of high school he decided to pursue swimming as his full-time sport and hung up the cleats for good.  Stephen competed as a swimmer for all 4 years of college at Salisbury University, specializing in butterfly and IM.  Stephen competed in the Capital Athletic Conference championship meet all four seasons and finished top 10 in both the 100 and 200 butterfly each year.  Stephen graduated in May of 2018 from Salisbury University and is now pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University.  He began classes in June of 2018 at Stony Brook, the same campus where his swim career first started.  Stephen joined the Sachem coaching staff this summer and is looking forward to passing along the knowledge he has gained over his career.

Dylan White Assistant Coach

Coach Dylan began his swim career by participating in summer leagues throughout middle school, which is where he developed a love for the sport. Starting his freshman year of high school, Dylan began swimming for his high school team in Wantagh and the club team Express. Dylan specialized in breaststroke and even helped break the 200 medley relay record at his high school. Dylan now studies health sciences at Stony Brook University, where he is president of the Club Swim Team and continues to compete at meets such as the annual College Club Swimming National Championships. Over the summers, he works as a Jones Beach Lifeguard at field two, which is where he found his passion for helping people. His favorite part of coaching is seeing the swimmers achieve the goals they set for themselves and helping them anyway he can.

Board of Directors
Gary Young President (Acting)
Allen Wone Treasurer
Amanda Orner Secretary
Brian Pfisterer Registrar
Matthew Bowman Parent Liasion