Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jamie Sobel Director of Competitive Aquatics

 

Jamie is originally from Randolph, NJ where she swam competitively for the West Morris YMCA. She also swam four years for Randolph High School and was captain her senior year. Jamie attended Bloomsburg University where she was a varsity swimmer all four years. She graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After attending Bloomsburg, Jamie attended graduate school and received her Elementary and Special Education Teaching Certifications.

For the past two years, Jamie was the head coach of the Boys and Girls Swim Team at Morristown Beard School. In her two seasons at Morristown Beard she led the boys team to two runner up team finishes at the Boys Prep B Championships. Morristown Beard also won the boys 200 Free Relay at the Morris County Meet where they broke the county record. She also had 4 swimmers attend the Meet of Championships where they finished with 4 top 16 finishes.

Before arriving at Morristown Beard, Jamie was an assistant coach at the Greater Morristown YMCA for four years. At the Greater Morristown YMCA, Jamie helped create the largest 12 and Under State team in the history of the program. She also coached numerous 12 and unders that placed in the top 10 in their respective age groups.

After spending the last 4 years teaching, Jamie is looking forward to be able to share her love and knowledge of swimming with everyone at HCY!

Ruby Carlsruh Head Age Group Coach

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, Ruby began swimming competitively at age 6. She came from a “swim family”, with all of her brothers and sisters dedicated to the sport. The family life was dedicated to the swim team, and she spent most of her youth on deck. She began her swimming career as a sprint freestyler, and then progressed to compete in mid-distance breaststroke and butterfly, taking the podium at the State Championships at the senior level. She was nominated and named 1st team All-State and 2nd team All-American Water Polo player. She trained with the Mountain West Zone water polo team to compete nationally for JO title.

Ruby went on to play water polo at the University of Utah where she also studied Art History. She spent all of her free time hiking, running, and snowboarding in the mountains behind her home. She also taught/coached snowboarding throughout her college career. During her time at the U of U, she coached the Skyline high school water polo team, taking them to the State Championships- placing 2nd. She also coached the Summer League Team that she had swam with every season- from ages 6-17yrs.

Ruby is blessed with three children ages 12, 10, and 6. Her two boys and little girl are the lights of her life. They have a passion for life that has inspires her daily. She and her husband Sam are both born and raised Utahns. They moved to Hunterdon County with their three children 6 years ago and immediately fell in love with the area. They love to hike, bike, snowboard, and camp together as a family.

With a dedication to athleticism and team work, she is committed to cultivate, teach, train, and believe in every single swimmer’s pursuit of excellence in mind, body, and spirit.

Cortney Dominianni-Smith Assistant Coach
 

Cortney was born and raised in Kinnelon, NJ and began swimming on the Smoke Rise swim team summer league at the age of 5.  Cortney continued swimming with Crimson Aquatic Club and was a 4-yearvarsity letter holder for swimming while attending Kinnelon High School.  While her training focused on all strokes, she excelled in the 100 back, 200 back and 50 freestyle. 

Cortney attended Rutgers University and spent her summers as the head coach of the Smoke Rise swim team and as an assistant coach for Scarlet Aquatic Club.  Cortney has experience coaching all levels of swimming from the senior program to teaching children how to swim.  She majored in Biology and started a career in the pharmaceutical industry where she focuses on bringingOncology products to patients who have developed cancer. 

Cortney has two children, Caylee - 9 and Ian -6 who are both swimmingon the HCY team.  She and her husband Patrick met at Rutgers University and settled in Hunterdon county 11 years ago.  Outside of swimming,Cortney loves to travel, cook and spend time with her family. 

Cortney joined the HCY coaching staff in September 2018 and will be the leadcoach for the J1 group.

Brian Many Assistant Coach

Brian has been swimming all of his life, and is a former team member of FSPY. In addition, he taught swim lessons at FSPY for 10 years. Brian has been coaching for over 5 years with experience at YMCA’s and the Oak Knoll Varsity High school team. Brian coached for the Randolph YMCA before transitioning to our team. He has an optimistic, gregarious personality and a true love of the sport. He is caring, and is dedicated to the success of the kids. Brian describes his favorite part of this job as watching the swimmers see where all their hard work gets them; whether that means getting a best time, or swimming an event they did not think they could swim.

Regina Papini Assistant Coach

Regina began her swimming career at the age of 9 when she learned to swim.  She swam with her local YMCA (the Raritan Bay Area YMCA Stingrays) and then her high school in Sayreville, NJ.  Her 1st job was teaching and guarding at her local YMCA.  At Stevens Institute of Technology, where she went to college to study Chemical Engineering, she taught swim lessons as well.  After she married, Regina and her husband, Joe, decided to settle in Readington Township.  She immediately joined the Hunterdon County YMCA to continue swimming for fitness. For the past 15 years, in addition to working full time, she has taught advanced group and private lessons in the aquatics department and is very passionate about technique and hard work. During this time, both of her children, Christina (22) and Joseph (18) swam for the Hunterdon County YMCA Stingrays. She works full time for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Princeton, NJ.  It brings her joy to teach lessons and watching the children (and adults) achieve that "aha" moment when they realize they really can swim and that it is not as difficult as they thought.  Besides teaching lessons, she is a substitute lifeguard and aquatics supervisor.  She also has her WSI certification.

Committee of Athlete Parents -CAP CAP
Staff Liaison: Kristen Heimall
President: Rob Rojewski
Lead Official: Dave Somers
Security/Safety: Susan Rodriguez
Fundraising: Toni Rice
Hytek/TouchPad/Colorado: Lelia Scott
Social Events and Media Coordinator: Susan Repmann
Awards: Dori Urquhart
Records: Eric Nawrotzki
Volunteer Coordinator: Jeff Cain
Travel: Alecja Sosidko
Photography: Ashish Daw
TeamUnify Website Maintenance : Kirk Bobash

 
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