Our Team

 

HEAD COACHING STAFF

BILL RIETZ- SENIOR HEAD COACH

Coach Bill has served as a DARTS coach since 1979. He has served on the Delaware Hayes Pacer coaching staff from 1980-2017. Coach swam 7 years for the Delaware Swim Club after his family moved to Delaware in 1969. He was a 4 year varsity letter winner for the Pacers and served as captain his senior season. A 1980 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Coach is a retired high school teacher from the Delaware City Schools who has continued his passion of sharing swimming with the Stingrays and Pacers. He is married to Kay Rietz - aka "Mrs. Coach".

Email: k_rietz@hotmail.com

Phone: (740) 369-6015 home

Phone: (740) 972-4980 cell

KELLY MONTEE - JUNIOR HEAD COACH

Email: dartsjuniors@gmail.com

Phone: 740-972-5017

STEPHANIE FRISCH - HEAD DIVING COACH & ASST. SR. COACH

Diving Head Coach – Stephanie Frisch

Coach Stephanie (aka Dish) joined the Wesleyan Woods Aquatic Club/DARTS at age 8, when a swimming instructor promised to pass her in all swimming lessons. She competitively swam for DARTS and Delaware Hayes, earning 4 varsity letters and being named captain her senior year. In college she participated in synchronized swimming on the Miami University Marlins club team. Dish coached swimming and diving with DARTS and the Hayes Pacers for 10 years before moving to CT 1996. She returned to OH in May 2013, and hit the pool deck with DARTS and Riptide swimming and diving that spring, and with the Pacers and Barons diving team in the fall. She calls Delaware home where she lives with a feisty French Bulldog, Cami-Lou, and Jake, a grumpy-old-man-Labrador.

Email: safrisch@gmail.com 

Phone: (203) 924-9852

 

COACHING STAFF - ROLE AND EXPERIENCE

  Swimming Program: Seniors


 Bill Rietz        Senior Head Coach

1. 41 years coaching with DARTS

 2. 37 years coaching Delaware Hayes High School

 3. 12 years swimming - Somerville (NJ) YMCA, Delaware (OH) Swim Club, Delaware Hayes High School

Randi Borror    Senior Assistant Coach

1. 11 years coaching with DARTS

2. 2 years coaching Delaware Ohio Racing Club (DORC), 3 years Delaware Riptide YMCA (DRY), 4 years Delaware Hayes High School

3. 15 years swimming DARTS, Marion YMCA, Northland YMCA, Delaware US Swim Team (DUST), Delaware Hayes High School, Ohio Wesleyan University.

Stephanie Frisch     Senior Assistant Coach

1. 6 years coaching with DARTS

2. 5 years coaching Delaware Riptide YMCA (DRY)

3. 12 years swimming Wesleyan Woods Aquatic Club (OH), DARTS , Delaware Hayes High School, Miami Marlins Synchronized Swim Club

Caitlin Lord      Senior Assistant Coach

1. 2 years coaching DARTS

2. 2 years coaching Kennewick Sharks in Washington State

3. 12 years swimming Tri- City Channel Cats, Kamiakin High School in Washington State

Megan Wion      Senior Assistant Coach

1. 2019 will be first coaching experience with DARTS

2. 24 years coaching- Westerville Aquatic Club, Delaware Ohio Racing Club, Dublin Seadragons, Marion YMCA, OU Bobcats, Livonia Spartan Aquatic Club (MI), Meadowbrook Country Club (MI)

3. 14 years swimming - Ohio University Bobcats, Livonia Spartan Aquatic Club (MI), Northville High School (MI), New Hope Crystal Plymouth (MN), Benilde-St. Margaret's High School (MN), Foxjets (MN), Hatboro YMCA (PA)

 

      Swimming Program: Juniors

Kelly Montee      Junior Head Coach

1.  12 years coaching with DARTS

2.  8 years coaching Delaware Hayes, 3 years with Powell YMCA

3.  13 years swimming DARTS, Worthington Swim Club, Worthington Wave, Olentangy High School, Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, IN

Katie Gilliland     Junior Assistant Coach

1. 17 years coaching with DARTS

2.  1 year coaching at the Marysville YMCA

3.  12 years swimming DARTS, Olentangy High School

Brittney Hanks    Junior Assistant Coach

1. 3 years coaching with DARTS

2. 2 years coaching Delaware Riptide YMCA (DRY)

3. Did not swim competitively

Brooke Glesenkamp         Junior Assistant Coach

1. 2 years coaching with DARTS - 1 was as a volunteer 

2. Taught private lessons for 4 summers, Bishop Bubbles at OWU

3. 14 years swimming - DARTS, Delaware Ohio Racing Club (DORC), Delaware Hayes High School, Ohio State University 

Molly Schul       Junior Assistant Coach

1. 3 years coaching with DARTS – 1 was as a volunteer

2. Two years teaching  Bishop Bubbles at OWU

3. 10 years swimming - DARTS, Delaware Hayes High School, DORC, YMCA teams

Diving Program:

Stephanie Frisch   Head Coach

1. 17 years coaching with DARTS

2. 15 years coaching Delaware Hayes High School, 5 years-Buckeye Valley High School, Dempsey Middle School

3. 12 years swimming Wesleyan Woods Aquatic Club (OH), DARTS, Delaware Hayes High School, Miami Marlins Synchronized Swim Club

Erik Richards     Assistant Coach

1.  3 years coaching with DARTS

2.  NA

 3.  4 years diving DARTS, Delaware Hayes High School

 

DARTS HISTORY
The Delaware Aquatic Racing Team Stingrays officially hit the water in 1979. That was the year the private Delaware Swim Club Stingrays (circa 1950’s) became a Delaware City Parks and Recreation Department sponsored program. The acronym D.A.R.T.S. was the brainchild of Jack Florance and David Staley (both past Stingray coaches), Bob Walker (City Manager) and Jim Garges (Recreation Director). The four were avid Masters swimmers who trained at Mingo Pool who possessed an interest in youth swimming. The name stuck and the D.A.R.T.S. were under way in June 1979. T.K. Cellar was hired to lead the Stingrays the first season. He convinced the program to switch from the Mid Ohio Swim League (M.O.S.L.) to membership in the Greater Columbus Swim League (G.C.S.L.). T.K. had grown up competing in the GCSL and had coached for league member Mt. Air before coming to Delaware. This change limited travel to north and east Columbus area instead of Mt Vernon, Wooster, Springfield and Coshocton as required by MOSL. 

The inaugural season (1979) had two swim coaches (Cellar and Bill Rietz) and 1 diving coach(David Potts). The entire team was 57 athletes. There was 24 Juniors and 33 Seniors. The Junior team consisted of only 5 boys, one of which was 8 years old. Rietz handled the Juniors while Cellar worked with the Seniors. The weekly newsletter “The Waterlog” was created by Cellar who taught English at Hayes. He cranked out each edition on a typewriter on a ditto that was mimeographed on a machine in the Boy’s locker room store room. The first season saw the Juniors finish 1-4, the Seniors 2-2-1 (tied Mt. Air) with respective 7th and 8th place finishes at the GCSL Championship. 

Over the past 37 years the program has grown in number of participants and team success. The following data point this out.

  • 1980 - Wesleyan Woods Aquatic Club (C.O.S.A. League member) combined with D.A.R.T.S. which effectively doubled the team sizeBy the late 1980’s the roster numbered between 180-200 athletes annually. 

  • 2015 had 216 swimmers and divers.

  • In 2015, DART Stingrays Inc. was formed as a non-profit organization. 

  • All team operations are now overseen by a five member Board of Directors.

Junior dual meet record 115-48-0

Senior dual meet record 129-35-3 

(incomplete records for 1989 and 1990)

Juniors have had 12 undefeated dual meet seasons in 37 years in G.C.S.L. Seniors have had 12 undefeated seasons

Overall G.C.S.L. Team Champion 2009-2015

  • Awarded to team with highest point total for Diving, Junior and Senior Swimming

  • First awarded by G.C.S.L. in 2009.

G.C.S.L. Champions Juniors – 1982, 1985, 2009-13, 2015

  • Seniors – 1987, 1988, 2004, 2011, 2013-2015

G.C.S.L. Runner – Up Juniors – 1984, 1987, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2014

  • Seniors – 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012

G.C.S.L. 3rd place finish Juniors 11 times

  • Seniors 13 times

Head Coaches (oversee entire program and Senior swimmers)

T.K. Cellar | 1979-1982

Bill Rietz | 1983-1991

Tom Main | 1992 (finished season for Rietz)

Bill Rietz | 1993-2003

Dick Hawes | 2004 (finished season for Rietz)

Bill Rietz | 2005 to Present

Junior Head Coaches

Bill Rietz  | 1979-1982

Julie Schupp Long | 1983-1984

Denise Guenther Hackett | 1985-1994

Angie Hillier Ullum | 1995-2001

Robert Schalm | 2002

Denise Berry | 2003 to Present 

Head Diving Coaches

David Potts | 1979

Kristen Cellar | 1980-1984

Helen Andersson | 1985-1995

Ben Teets | 1996-1997

Brian Book | 1998-2002

Robert Krichbaum | 2003-2005

Zach Kaple | 2006 & 2008

Becky Whitney | 2007

Christine Runkle | 2009

Erin Hanahan | 2010

Megan Savage | 2011-2012

Julie Jefferis | 2013 -2014

Stephanie Frisch | 2015 to Present

G.C.S.L. Hall of Fame Members

T.K. Cellar Class of 2005 & Bill Rietz Class of 2009