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PFY Coaching Staff

Mike Wolbert

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Mike Wolbert: Director of Competitive Swimming / Head Coach (PFY Alumni)
Coaches National Team, Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior Levels
1996 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology. He has coached the Pocono Piranhas since the summer of 1990, starting as an assistant coach at the age 18. In the fall of 1991, he took over as Boys Head Coach until 1997 when he was appointed Head Coach of the Piranhas program. Since 1991 the team has grown from 60 members to over 130 strong with both boys and girls teams earning league, District and State titles. He is Certified in Principles of YMCA Swimming and Diving, YMCA Swim Coaching, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, holds certification as a USA Swimming Coach, YMCA Swim Official, American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor, and is member of and certified by the American Swim Coaches Association . He has over 20 years of coaching experience and 6 years competitive swimming experience. Since 1990 he has coached the Piranhas to 82 League titles, 21 YMCA District Champions, 13 YMCA State Champions, 49 YMCA National Qualifiers, 54 YMCA Top 16/10 in the Nation Ranked Swims, 5 YMCA All Americans, 1 USA Swimming Scholastic All American, 3 Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic Open Age Group Championship Teams, 3 Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic High Point Winners, 2 YMCA National Champions, 2 Zone Select Camp Selections, 1 2 Eastern Zone Champions and a USA Swimming Disabled World Record Holder (Onel Ramirez JR) in the 200 Meter Freestyle. He was also selected to be the 2011 (13-14 Boys & Girls), the 2012 (11-12 Girls) Middle Atlantic All Star Zone Coach. The 2012 summer long course 11-12 girls were 1st place as well as the LSC was 1st place.

Mike's swimming career began his freshman year at East Stroudsburg High School where he qualified for PIAA Districts and held several team records with the Cavaliers. During his last 2 years of high school he also swam with the Pocono Family YMCA Piranhas where he qualified for YMCA Districts. He continued to swim in college at East Stroudsburg University until the team was disbanded in 1990.

Swimming is a family affair for Mike. He has three children, Emily, Zack, and Sydney are members of the Piranhas. His wife, Sonia, is the team's Parent Coordinator and Team Representative for the YMCA Penn Del Swim League. Mike resides in East Stroudsburg where he is an active community member and holds seats on local advisory boards.

Swimming Accomplishments: YMCA District and State Qualifier

Michele Kuna

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Michele Kuna: Assistant Coach / Lifeguard Instructor
(Former Founding Coach, Former PFY Swim Team parent and Official)
Coaches Age Group A, B & Take Your Mark
Is a 1977 Graduate of East Stroudsburg University. She holds a degree in Health & Physical Education with a concentration in Aquatics, and has 24 post graduate credits in Special Education. She has been employed for Thirty-one+ years with the National Park Service at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. She has been married for over 35 years to her husband, Christopher, has three children, Meghan, Jolene and Alex, all of whom are former Piranhas, and three grandchildren, Jayden and Meadow, and Paul

Michele’s Competitive Swimming Background began when she swam for eight years with the Northeastern Area Swim League in Scranton, PA and later with East Stroudsburg University. She is certified in American Red Cross First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross Life guarding, Principles of YMCA Swimming and Diving, YMCA Swim Coaching and is an American Red Cross Certified Instructor for First Aid, CPR & Life guarding.

Erika Sturges

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Erika Sturges Assistant Coach (PFY Alumni)
Coaches Junior, Age Group A, B & Take Your Mark
2003 Graduate of Pocono Mountain East High School. Erika is a Piranha alumni who was part of the team for over 10 years. Erika’s swimming accomplishments include attending YMCA Districts and YMCA States, Qualifying for YMCA Long Course Nationals, Attending USA Junior Olympics, High School Districts and setting many records for the Piranhas as well as for her high school team. Erika has was a swim lesson instructor for over 7 years at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg. She has over 15 years of coaching and over 11 years competitive swimming experience.

Erika is a certified Certified in Principles of YMCA Swimming and Diving, YMCA Swim Coaching and is also a USA Swimming Coach.

Swimming Accomplishments: YMCA District, State and Long Course National Qualifier
USA Swimming Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic Qualifier

Lynne Vanderhoof

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Lynne Vanderhoof: Assistant Coach
Coaches Junior, Age Group A, B & Take Your Mark
Lynne's 5 years of coaching experience prior to joining PFY consisted primarily of softball, but she spent many years on-deck in the Northeastern and Pocono regions of PA working age group swim meets in a variety of positions ranging from timer to runner, scorer to deck parent, and fan, all the while working on obtaining her PIAA Swim Official certification and volunteering for many organizations.

She is Red Cross certified in Life guarding, First Aid and CPR and holds an Associate Degree in Social Sciences and has a personal interest in working with children with special needs. Lynne resides in the Wallenpaupak school district with her husband Ray and their triplets, all three of whom swim for the Piranhas.

B.J. Conklyn

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BJ Conklyn: Assistant Coach (PFY Alumni)
Coaches Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior Levels
A 2005 graduate of Stroudsburg High School as the class salutatorian. B.J. began swimming with the Piranhas at the age of four and still continues to swim with PFY on the USS team, giving him over 20 years of competitive swimming experience. During his time with the Piranhas, he has set multiple team records, won District, State and Junior Olympic titles, and qualified for Short and Long Course YMCA Nationals. He has also garnered Top 16 times in multiple years.

B.J. also swam for Stroudsburg High School, setting school records and earning Conference Swimmer of the Year for three straight years. He competed in Districts all four years and qualified for PIAA States his senior year and helped his team win two conference championships. He has been an assistant coach for his alma mater since the 2011-12 school year.

B.J. is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He was also a 4 year member of Pitt's Swimming and Diving team, qualifying for Big East Championships all 4 years. During his tenure at Pitt, he also coached the club team Team Pittsburgh for 2 years.

B.J. began coaching with the Piranhas in May 2006 and has gotten the chance to see the other side of swimming. He enjoys coaching because he is able to give back to the team that got him started in the sport.

Swimming Accomplishments: YMCA District, State, Short and Long Course National Qualifier, USA Swimming Middle Atlantic Junior Olympic Qualifier

Kevin Donovan

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Kevin Donovan: Assistant Coach (PFY Alumni)
Coaches Pre-Senior, Junior, Age Group A, B

2009 graduate of Stroudsburg High School.  Kevin started swimming with PFY in the summer at the age of seven, and joined the winter team at ten.  While on the Piranhas, he qualified for YMCA Districts in every season, in addition to being a member of multiple league championship teams.

Kevin also swam for Stroudsburg High School, and was a part of three school record relay teams.  He qualified for Districts all four years, and earned 15 medals at MVC Championship meets.  During his time with the team, Stroudsburg won three regular season conference championships, and four conference meet championships.

Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in December 2014 and is certified in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, YMCA Principals of Competitive Swimming and Diving and is a USA Swimming Certified Coach.

Bethany Randall

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Bethany Randall: Assistant Coach (PFY Alumni)
Coaches Age Group A, B & Take Your Mark

Contact Coach Sean

Sean McCall: Assistant Coach
Coaches Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior Levels

Contact Coach Mark

Mark Stevens: Assistant Coach
Coaches Pre-Senior, Junior, Age Group A

Mark is is certified in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, YMCA Principals of Competitive Swimming and Diving and is a USA Swimming Certified Coach.




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