Coaches

Coaching Staff
Matt Garifo Director of Competitive Swimming

 This is Matt’s first year as the Head Coach of the RANY Swim Team, but has over 15 years of coaching experience.  He previously spent the last 8 years as the Head Age Group Coach for the YMCA of Montclair Dolphins Swim Team, where he helped develop multiple 12 and Under YMCA State Champions, as well as assisted numerous swimmers to attain YMCA National Championship qualifying times, including two YMCA National Champions. Matt also has previous Head Coaching experience which began in 2006 at the YMCA of Greater Bergen County, and again in 2010 as the Head Coach of the Wayne YMHA.  In addition to coaching, Matt has served on the NJ Swimming Board of Directors as the Coaches Representative for the last two years.   

  His goal is to make sure that each athlete understands that success, whether it be in the pool or in life, is earned through their own choices. Matt understands that success is measured in many different ways, and devotes his time to helping everyone reach their goals.

 Matt promotes a safe, inclusive, and positive environment for every swimmer that walks on deck. His hope is that when our athletes graduate from the program, they leave not only as fast swimmers, but as strong, caring, and responsible young adults.  

David Gorman Senior Coach

Coach Dave has been coaching with the Randolph YMCA since 2010. Coach Dave is certified as a Level 2 Coach with the American Swim Coaches Association and is a member of the World Swim Coaches Association.  He has many years of competitive swimming experience for the NJ Gators Swim Club and with Montclair University.  Coach Dave has been very successful guiding our younger Senior Groups with swimmers ranking top 10 in the state of NJ in both YMCA and NJ Swimming Championship Meets. Coach Dave has coached swimmers to YMCA State Champions.  Coach Dave brings something new to practice regularly and has contagious enthusiasm for the sport of swimming.  Every year he is able to build the confidence and ability of swimmers to believe they can achieve greatness in this sport.  

Eric Bang Junior Lead

Coach Eric has been a member of RANY for 10 years!  He is currently attending and swimming at Fairleigh Dickinson Univeristy.  We are excited that he is continuing to coach at RANY after assisting with our younger groups as a Senior Swimmer Coach.  Coach Eric also coaches for the Roxbury Racers in the summer.  He loves swimming as it feels it's a sport he can do forever!  He loves coaching because he loves watching swimmers improve their skills and speed.  He wants to coach for RANY to help the swimmers become better and to help elevate the team as a whole!    

Karen Grill Assistant Coach
Tyler Delp Junior Prep Lead
Julian Charles Novice Lead
Katie Machere 8/Under Lead