Connecticut Swimming

Coach of the Year

The Coach of the Year program is administrated by the Coach Representatives.

CSI Coach Representatives:
Senior Coach Representative: Dave Modzelewski, CDOG
Junior Coach Representative: Graham Bodner, RAC

2018 Coach of the Year Nominations and Election

Congratulations to 2018 Senior Coach of the Year Dave Reilly, WAC, and Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year Jeremy Cochran, GYWD!

Nominations have closed for the Senior Coach of the Year and the Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year. The nominees are listed below. 
Senior Coach of the Year Biographies and Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year Biographies

Ballot

Senior Coach of the Year
Sean Farrell, CDOG
Brian Fazzino, NCY
Ellen Johnston, WRAT
Mike Krajewski, UN
Suzanne Lancey, NCY
Emmanuel Lanzo, RAC
Ryan Loechner, WEST
Aaron Montgomery, GRYM
Jason Paige, RYWC
Dave Reilly, WAC
Kaeley Steinnagel, LEHY
Bill Strickland, TP
Melissa Trail, NCY
Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year
Graham Bodner, RAC
Jeremy Cochran, GYWD
Brett Gold, SSAC
Suzanne Lancey, NCY
Timothy Landon, VSYM
Dave Laudati, MJCC
Jon Levine, BEAR
Kailey Morris, CPAC
Kait Moss, COAC
Ed Steinnagel, LEHY
Jim Santiago, WHAT
Bill Strickland, TP
Melissa Trail, NCY
Connie Wu, SSAC

Nominations have opened for Senior Coach of the Year and Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year. Nominations will close Monday, July 30. Coaches may cast their votes from Tuesday, July 31 through Monday, August 13. Votes will be cast securely through each coach's My Account.

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


Procedures for Nominating a Coach for CSI Coach of the Year

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Coach 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 club only. The Coach Representatives will then get the accomplishments from the nominated coach prior to the beginning of the established voting period.
  • Deadline for nominations is the day after the conclusion of Connecticut Long Course Senior Championships.
  • 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.
  • Submit a nomination ›

Bill Krumm Age Group Coach 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 biographies will only include the accomplishments from the most recent Short Course season and current Long Course season through Connecticut Long Course Age Group Championships.
  • Nominations may come from a coach(s) and/or swimmer(s) only.
  • Nominations submitted should state the coach's name and club only. The Coach Representatives will then get the accomplishments from the nominated coach prior to the beginning of the established voting period.
  • Deadline for nominations is one week before the day after the conclusion of the Connecticut Long Course Age Group Championship.
  • 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.
  • Submit a nomination ›

Revised July 25, 2017
Dave Modzelewski and Erin Ritz, Coach Representatives

Submitted to the Board of Directors by the Coach Representatives
John Spadafina, Senior Coach Representative
June 15, 2011