Mike Schaefer of Tobyhanna, PA, will join the GSB community as the swim team head coach. A long-time competitive swimmer, he looks forward to his new role and his upcoming move to New Jersey.
"This is my first head coaching opportunity, and I'm excited to be climbing up the ranks," said Mr. Schaefer. "My goal is to continue to grow Gill's program. We have a young team, and I want to tap into the potential this year as we move forward into the future."
A swimmer since age 7, he started competing for the Pocono Farms Country Club. At Pocono Mountain West High School, he was a three-time member of the district team, participating in the 500 freestyle, 200 meters individual medley, and 100 breaststroke. For two years, he served as team captain.
Mr. Schaefer graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in health and physical education. His coaching credits include assistant swim team coach, swim instructor, and youth sports director at the Pocono Family YMCA in Stroudsburg, PA, from 2016-2020. For two years, he also coached varsity swimming as an assistant at Stroudsburg High School.
"We're excited to have Mike take over our swim program, and we're thrilled he will be local to Gill," said Athletic Director Will Taylor.