Facility: The Hackley School
This year, Coach Mike Ruggiero has stepped up to take over as Head Age Group Coach, overseeing both our Lightning and Xcel Teams. Mike began his coaching career in 1991 when he joined the staff of the YWCA Middies, and has been working with athletes at evgery level grom age group through senior team over the past 22 years. Mike has been coaching the Empire Lightning team for the past five years and, as an elementary school teacher for over 20 years, brings a wealth of enthusiasm and experience to the pool deck as both an educator, and as a swim coach.
Mike is an elementary school teacher in the Bedford Central School District, where he has been teaching since 1994. He lives in Mount Kisco with his wife Denise and two children, Joseph and Julia.