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Head Coach                         Tony Sunseri

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A native of Pittsburgh, Tony has decades of exposure to swimming, and entering is 4th year as Head Coach of WHY.  As an age group swimmer, he competed as a member of a number of U.S. Swimming, Eastern Zone All Star teams, for the Allegheny Mountain Swimming LSC and was a U.S. Swimming Junior National qualifier.  In high school, Tony was a W.P.I.A.L. Champion and Pennsylvania All-State Swimmer.

Tony competed at the collegiate level as a scholarship athlete for the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 through 1996 and named to the Scholar-Athlete All-Academic Team.  While at the University of Pittsburgh he served as the Men's team captain, was a member of the conference winning Big East Championship team, and qualified and competed in the U.S. Open for the University of Pittsburgh.

Tony has developed:

  • U.S. Olympic Team Trial Qualifier;
  • U.S. Open Qualifiers;
  • U.S. Junior National Qualifiers
  • U.S. Open Water Swimming National Qualifiers;
  • YMCA National Champion;
  • YMCA National Runner-ups;
  • YMCA National Qualifiers:
    • ​"A", "B", and "C" Finalists;
  • Allegheny Mountain Swimming LSC Record Holders;
  • Alleghency Mountain Swimming LSC, Swimmer of the Year; and 
  • U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-Americans.

Assistant Coach
Rick Riedel

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Rick started his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant coach at Linsly for 3 years under Coach Bill Brubaker.  In the 2000-2001 season he left Linsly to start coaching the Wheeling YMCA Swim Team and is still with us today.  In 2017-2018 he also became an assistant coach for the Wheeling Central Knights under fellow Y Coach Jeani Humpe.  

Coach Rick started his swimming career as a sophomore at Wheeling Park High School.  That summer he also joined the Wheeling Y (OVY) Swim Team where he qualified for Y Nationals his senior year in 3 individual events.  He continued his swimming at Pitt his freshman year of college, transferred to Marshall his sophomore year and finished his college career at Fairmont University after Marshall dropped their men's swimming program.  At Fairmont, he became a NAIA All American for 100 and 200 breast in 1989. 

Rick is a 6 year Active Duty Army Veteran where he became a physical therapy assistant.  In 2017 he became the first swimmer inducted into the Wheeling Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Outside of coaching he has run the Aquatic Therapy Program at Wheeling Hospital for over 20 years (truly a life spent in the water!)




Assistant Coach
 Jeani Humpe

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Jeani Humpe is beginning her 19th year as an assistant coach. She is in charge of our younger swimmers. Jeani is also head coach for the Belmont County Summer Swim League and for Wheeling Central Catholic High School.  





Assistant Coach Daniel Millhouse

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Daniel Millhouse is in his 9th year as part of the coaching staff with WHY. Dan is a past swimmer for the Wheeling YMCA from 1988 until 1995, qualifying for Great Lake Zone Invitational on several occasions.  Dan then went to swim at Mount Union College, earning all conference honors in the 100 and 200 butterfly.  He was also part of the first Mount Union swim team to win the Ohio Athletic Conference overall title.  Dan's life away from swimming has him working as a direct service provider for The Mentor Network.