FAST Coaching Staff:
Sabrina Buhagiar
Head Coach

Coach Sabrina “Sabi” begins her second year as head coach of the Fairmont Area Swim Team. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science (and a minor in community health education) from Fairmont State University in 2018 and completed 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 third 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
Coach Alex is currently serving as the Program Manager of Economic Development for the city of Fairmont. He has 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 men's swimming team for the Fighting Falcons and is now in his fourth year as an assistant coach. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in 2016 and completed Fairmont State's Master of Business Administration program in 2017. 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.


Sierra Wright

Assistant Coach

Graduating a semester early, Coach Sierra is a senior at Fairmont State University and is majoring in biology. She was a three-year member of the women's swim team and Tri-Beta, the biology honor society for the university. This is Sierra’s second year with FAST, and she helped to coach our summer league, the FAST Rock Lobsters in summer 2019. Sierra enjoys spending her time with her friends, cooking yummy treats, and playing with her dog Bubba Gump.

FAST Board of Directors:

President: Andrea Burns
Vice President: Melissa Lowther
Treasurer: Beth Rosenberger
Secretary: Lori DeVault