Coaches & Board of Directors
PRA’s Coaches and Board of Directors are here to help.
If you have questions related to practices, meets, events or your swimmer’s goals, please contact your swimmer’s coach.
IN THE EVENT OF LAST MINUTE INABILITY TO ATTEND A MEET DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, SUCH AS SUDDEN ILLNESS OR POOR ROAD CONDITIONS, PLEASE TEXT COACH GEORGE AT 412-877-9867 (please do not text between the hours of 11:00 pm & 5:30 am) YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL email@example.com. THE MESSAGE WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE COACH ON DECK AT THE MEET.
For administrative issues, such as new family orientation, registration, billing and volunteer opportunities and responsibilities, please feel free to speak with any Board member. Certain Board members specialize in certain areas, therefore, you may want to refer to the descriptions below in order to determine which Board member can best handle your particular issue. Should you wish to communicate a matter to the entire Board of Directors, please email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 1994 graduate of Clarion University. A competitive swimmer from the age of 3 through college including, some triathlons. Twenty plus years coaching experience with age group and high school swimmers. Coached and directed the team through all levels from Swim Lessons to Senior National and US Open Finalist. Zone team head coach 17 times. LSC Executive Board of Directors, positions including Age Group Chairman, Senior Chairman, Admin Vice Chairman. Eastern Zone Board positions of Technical Planning Chairman and Age Group Chairman. USA Swimming Select Camp Coach. Recipient of the Eastern Zone Service Award. 2007 Allegheny Mountain Coach of the year. Contact: email@example.com or SMS – 412 889 8314.
Masters Graduate of Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security in 2015 from University of Phoenix and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1992 from Mercyhurst University. Coach Tina swam competitively since the age of 3 for Hampton Dolphins, ANSC and then for Mercyhurst. Was a part of the first summer AMS Zones team. Has experience as an Age Group Coach for 5 years and has taught aquatic lessons for over two decades. Phone/SMS – (724) 841-8788 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles joins PRA from Woodland Hills Aquatic Club, where he has been the head coach since 2015, during which time WHAT went from ranking 25th to 14th within AMS. The club is currently posting its highest ever VCC (Virtual Club Championship). During the 2016/17 season, WHAT also became a Level 1 certified club through USA Swimming Club Excellence Program
Prior to joining WHAT, Charles was the Head Age Group Coach at Upper St. Clair Swim Club (USCS) from fall 2009 through spring 2015. His accomplishments there included; National Age Group Top 10 Swimmers, Eastern Zone (EZ) Age Group Champions, EZ Age Group Champs Finalists, EZ Record Holder (relay), IM Extreme Games-NE Champion, AMS Swimmer of the Year and AMS Record Holders. His swimmers broke over 120 (70 SC, 50 LC) individual club records and also qualified for EZ Sectionals, EZ Super Sectionals, EZ Senior Champs and USA Futures Champs (as well as WPIAL Champs). Coach Lersch coached WPIAL and PIAA qualifiers, finalists, and champions at the high school level, as well as Junior National qualifiers and finalists, US National qualifiers and Olympic Trial qualifiers at the club level.
He is active in AMS leadership and is currently the Age Group Vice Chair.. He was a member of the Age Group Committee from 2010 through 2015 while serving as the Chair from 2013-2015. Coach Lersch was an AMS Zones Team Coach from 2010 through 2013.
Coach Lersch is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BS, Applied Mathematics) and studied architecture at Virginia Tech (Master of Architecture).