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, WYW
Junior Coach Representative: Erin Ritz, WRAT

2017 Coach of Year Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Coach of the Year recipients!

  • Senior Coach of the Year: Emmanuel Lanzó, RAC
  • Age Group Coach of the Year: Gordon Brown, RYWC

2017 Coach of the Year Nominees

Nominees and biographies for the 2017 Senior and Age Group Coach of the Year are posted and the Coach of the Year election has opened. Coaches may cast 1 ballot for Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year and 1 ballot for Senior Coach of the Year by logging into their FAST My Account. (Instructions for creating a My Account.) The election closes Friday , August 4.

Bill Krumm Age Group Coach of the Year Nominees:

  • Alex Baxter - WYW
  • Gordon Brown – RYWC
  • Jeremy Cochran – GYWD
  • Dennis Flores – ZEUS
  • Matt Pohlman – BSY
  • Jim Santiago – WHAT
  • Bill Strickland - TP

Senior Coach of the Year

  • Chuck Elrick – HMST
  • Emmanuel Lanzo – RAC
  • Rob Riccobon – WHAT
  • John Weitz – NCY

2016 Coach of Year Awards

Congratulations!

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