Coaching Staff
Patrick Snively Head Coach

Megalodon Sharks
Head Coach Pat Snively, an American Swimming Coaches Association Level V coach is in his 18th season as head coach of Fairmont State University’s men’s and women’s swim teams and returns this season as head coach of FAST.

He has coached his college swimmers to 26 NCAA All-American performances, 90 school records, 7 National Swimmer of the Week honors, and 9 conference Swimmer of the Year honors. He was named Mountain East Conference Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year last season.

Pat received his bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Fairmont State in 1999 and his master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education in 2000 from West Virginia University. In 2014, he earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Fairmont State.

He has done volunteer and committee work with the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships Committee, the United Way of Marion County, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, and the City of Fairmont Parks Commission.

In addition to his coaching duties at Fairmont State, he recently was named Fairmont State’s Associate Athletics Director for Leadership Development.

Pat is a member of the College Swim Coaches Association of America, the American Swimming Coaches Association, USA Swimming, and the Rotary Club of South Fairmont.

Ali Walker Associate Head Coach
Alexandre Quintao Assistant Coach

Megas, Zebras, Masters
Coach Alex graduated from Fairmont State University with a degree in Business Administration in May, 2018. He was a two-year member of the Fairmont State team after transferring from WVU-Tech, where he as an NAIA All-American swimmer. While a swimmer at Fairmont State, Alex was named 2018 Mountain East Conference Men's Swimmer of the Year. He also was the recipient of the Jasper Colebank Award, which is given each year to the senior student-athlete who has done the most to promote the best interest of Fairmont State Athletics.

Currently, Alex is pursuing an MBA degree, while working as a Marketing Department graduate assistant and assisting Fairmont State's swim teams as a coach and graphics and media specialist for the team's social media efforts. He works at promoting the team through social media for the purposes of sharing news, marketing, and recruiting globally.

Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Coach Alexa began swimming at age 7. During his swimming career, he was invited to  swim at Minas Tenis Clube the biggest swimming club in Brazil. While there, he broke a state record in the 50 freestyle and also won multiple state and national championship titles with his teammates.  

Coach Alex is in his third year coaching with FAST. He has coached all ages groups, but now focuses primarily on Megas and Masters and assists with Zebras.      

Francine Meyer Sanchez Assistant Coach

Bulls/Tigers/Masters
Originally from São Roque, Brazil, Coach Fran began swimming at age 9. When she was 15, she went to swim for one of the biggest club teams in Brazil, where she and her teammates won a National Championship.

Coach Fran swam three seasons at WVU-Tech and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May, 2017 with a degree in Athletic Coaching Education & Sport Management. While there, she was a finalist at the NAIA Championships and was twice awarded “NAIA Champion of Character.”

She used her final year of athletics eligibility to swim at Fairmont State University as a member of the Mountain East Conference Champion women’s team. She set an individual record in the 100 backstroke and records in the 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relays and 400 medley relay.

She interned as an assistant coach at S.C.Corinthians Paulista, where she helped to coach three Olympic Swimmers prior to the Rio Games in 2016.

Coach Fran is in her second year with FAST and considers swimming her life and coaching her mission.

Becka Crandall Assistant Coach

Zebra Sharks
Coach Becka grew up swimming for FAST, the Bridgeport Wildcatters, and Bridgeport High School. She is now a junior on the Fairmont State University women’s swim team and was a member of the 2018 Mountain East Conference Championship team. She is a Nursing major and plans to pursue a BSN degree.

Having grown up swimming for FAST, Becka dreamed to one day have the opportunity to coach the team. She shares that she has so many wonderful memories of coaches and friendships made through the program and really loves getting to work with kids who she was once like. She enjoys swimming because it is a great sport full of not only tough practices geared towards improvement, but also life lessons you couldn't learn anywhere else. 

Emily Gersper Assistant Coach

Tiger Sharks
Coach Emily is a Junior Business Administration and Marketing major from Parkersburg, West Virginia and is on Fairmont State’s Swim Team. She has been swimming since the age of ten and swam for the Parkersburg YMCA Sharks and Parkersburg South High School.

Aside from FAST, Emily has also coached with the Parkersburg Country Club Swim Team and coached the FAST Rock Lobsters summer league team.

Emily is a breaststroke swimmer and is proud to be a member of the 2018 Mountain East Conference Championship Team. She enjoys of swimming because of her ability to compete, set goals to improve on, and turn an individual sport into a team sport. Her favorite thing about coaching is getting to relive her childhood memories of being on a club team and watching kids learn valuable skills to help them grow as athletes.

Madison Beekler Assistant Coach

High School/Zebras/Tigers
Coach Maddy is a Senior Exercise Science major that is minoring in Outdoor Recreation and Psychology. She is from Enola, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Fairmont State University Swim Team and mainly swims 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 100 and 200 backstroke. She had a great spring semester of college; earning a 4.0 GPA and leading her team to the Mountain East Conference Championship as a team co-captain.

She swam for East Pennsboro Aquatic Club (EPAC) for 12 years prior to coming to Fairmont State. She has coached her club team the past three summers and coached “mini team” from ages 10 to 16.

Coach Maddy got started in swimming 15 years ago. She came home from school with two flyers, one for soccer and one for swimming. When her mother asked which she wanted to try, she quickly decided on swimming. She has enjoyed swimming because of her love for her teammates and the relationships she has developed with her coaches that have impacted her and helped to get her where she is today.

She has enjoyed coaching because of teaching and watching how the technical adjustments she makes with swimmers helps them to improve and reach their goals. She also enjoys taking the things she teaches swimmers and applying them to her own swimming.

Board of Directors
Robin Yeager Board of Directors, President
Randy Smith Board of Directors, Vice President
Beth Santmyire-Rosenberger Board of Directors, Treasurer
Trina Clevenger Board of Directors, Secretary