Coach & Staff of the Year
The Coach and NEW Staff of the Year program is administrated by the Coach Representatives.
CSI Coach Representatives:
Senior Coach Representative: Bill Natlo, ZEUS
Junior Coach Representative: Rob Riccobon, WHAT
2022 Coach and Staff of the Year Nominations
2022 Nominations for Senior Coach, Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year and Staff opened July 29 and will close August 21.
- You can cast your nomination for Senior Coach and Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year awards on one nomination form.
- Submit a Nomination - deadline past
Nominations are also being sought for a NEW award this year, Coaching Staff of the Year.
- A note from Rob and Bill: “This season, in addition to our traditional Senior and Age Group Coach of the year awards, we are pleased to announce that we have added a “Coaching Staff of the Year” award! The criteria for selection is listed below and our nomination procedure will follow the same as for our other coach honors. The aim of this award is to expand opportunities to recognize coaches who have made an impact on their team, the LSC and the sport and swim community broadly.”
- To qualify for consideration, a coach must be a member of CT Swimming. To qualify for Staff of the Year, coaching staff should exhibit the following:
- Rapport with the team (respect of the swimmers)
- Team image (team conduct, performance)
- Conduct on the the pool deck (positive behavior)
- Work for coaches organization (meetings, committees)
- Outside involvement (clinics, camps, conventions)
- Community involvement (leagues, banquets)
- Rapport with other coaches (cooperative, considerate)
- Rapport with officials
- Improvement of the team over the past year (youngest to oldest)
- Staff of the Year Nomination
2022 Coach and Staff of the Year Elections
Once all the nominations are in, a slate of coaches will be chosen for election. Election will take place August 26-September 18 via FAST on-line ballot. Coaches may cast one (1) online ballot for ALL awards. You will need to log into your FAST My Account.
- Senior Coach of the Year: Sean Farrell-CDOG
- Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Ronnie Vaughan-RAC
- Coaching Staff of the Year: LEHY
Coaches and Staff of the Year announced September 19th
Senior Coach, Bill Krumm Age Group Coach and Staff of the Year
- At the June 13, 2017, Board of Directors meeting it was decided that the Age Group Coach of the Year would be in honor of Bill Krumm.
- Coach and Staff biographies will only include the accomplishments from the most recent Short Course season, current Long Course season through Connecticut Long Course Senior Championships, and the previous year Championship season for Zone Sectionals, US Open, USA Swimming Junior and Senior National Championships.
- Nominations may come from a coach(s) and/or swimmer(s) only.
- Nominations submitted should state the coach's name and/or club only. The Coach Representatives will then get the accomplishments from the nominated coach and/or staff prior to the beginning of the established voting period.
- After the nomination deadline, the Coaches Reps along with a committee will determine the top 3 candidates for COY and SOY voting.
- One vote per current CT-member USA Swimming coach online through FAST My Account.
- If there is a tie after the voting period has ended, the honors may be awarded to more than one (1) Coach.
- No write-in ballots.
2021 Coach of the Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Chuck Clark, RST -tie- Dave Reilly, WAC
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Mario Francisco Sobrinho, FVYT
2020 Coach of the Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Dave Reilly, WAC
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Betsy Matheney, ZEUS
2019 Coach of the Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Emmanuel Lanzo, RAC
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Graham Bodner, RAC
2018 Coach of Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Dave Reilly, WAC
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Jeremy Cochran, GYWD
2017 Coach of Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Emmanuel Lanzó, RAC
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year: Gordon Brown, RYWC
2016 Coach of Year Awards
Senior Coach of the Year: Rob Riccobon, WHAT
Age Group Coach of the Year: Dave Laudati, MJCC, and Jim Santiago, WHAT