Coaching Staff
 
Sabrina Buhagiar Head Coach
Email:  sabrina.buhagiar@gmail.com

Coach Sabrina “Sabi” begins her first year as head coach of the Fairmont Area Swim Team. She
received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Fairmont State University in 2018 and
will complete Fairmont State’s Master of Business Administration program in December 2019.
During her undergraduate years, she swam for the university and is now in her second year
serving as an assistant swim coach for the program. She has prior experience as a summer league
head coach and assistant coach to two age-group teams from her hometown in Martinsburg, WV.
Sabi is a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association, USA Swimming, and is
updated on her CPR/Lifeguard certifications through the American Red Cross.

Alex Petry

Head Assistant Coach
Email:  alexpetry17@gmail.com
 
Coach Alex is  currently serving as the Program Manager of Economic Development for the City of Fairmont but has also returned to the coaching staff after being an age group coach with FAST from 2014 through 2016. Alex was a 4 year member of the Fighting Falcon Men's Swimming Team and graduated with his Bachelor's of Business Administration in 2016 and his Master's of Business Administration in 2017. Alex is in his 4th year of assisting with the college swimming program. He previously served as the Head Coach of the Fairmont Field Club Swim Team from 2012 through 2015. Alex has a passion for being on the pool deck and is glad to be back.
 

Emily Gersper

Assistant Coach
Email:  egersper@studentsfairmontstate.onmicrosoft.com

Coach Emily is in her third year of coaching the Tiger Shark group and is a senior at Fairmont State University. In addition to pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, she is an athlete and captain of the women’s swim team. With 12 years of competitive swimming experience and head coach of the FAST Rock Lobsters this past summer, Emily believes that coaching is one of the most rewarding activities she has been involved with since she can share the knowledge she has gained. 

Lexi Rowe

Assistant Coach
Email:  arowe2@studentsfairmontstate.onmicrosoft.com

Coach Lexi is a senior at Fairmont State University and is majoring in exercise science. Upon graduation, she plans to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During her sophomore year of college in 2018, Lexi helped the women’s swim team win the university’s first-ever Mountain East Conference Championship. She has been swimming for 17 years and specializes in the butterfly and freestyle events. Before coaching FAST, she worked as an assistant coach for Morgantown United Aquatic Club (MUAC).

Becka Crandall

Assistant Coach
Email:  bcrandall@studentsfairmontstate.onmicrosoft.com

Coach Becka is a senior at Fairmont State University. She is an athlete and captain of the women’s swim team and is working toward a degree in nursing. Becka began swimming competitively for Fairmont Area Swim Team at the age of six and continued with the program through high school. She has always wanted to coach for this team and instill a love for swimming in her kids that her coaches did for her.

Sierra Wright

Assistant Coach
Email:  alwayswright95@gmail.com

Coach Sierra is a senior at Fairmont State University and is majoring in biology. She is a member of the women’s swim team and Tri-Beta, the biology honor society for the university. This is Sierra’s first full year with FAST, but she helped to coach our summer league, the FAST Rock Lobsters this past season. Sierra enjoys spending her time with her friends, cooking yummy treats, and playing with her dog Bubba Gump.

 
 
Board of Directors
Robin Yeager Board of Directors, President
Beth Rosenberger Board of Directors, Vice President
Email:  bsantmyi@hotmail.com
Andrea Burns Board of Directors, Treasurer
Email:  hobokin6@frontier.com
Trina Clevenger Board of Directors, Secretary
Email: tclevenger1231@gmail.com