Mike Ruggiero will begin his second year with the Empire coaching staff. He began his coaching career in 1991 when he joined the staff of the YWCA Middies, and has coached swimming in various capacities in our area ever since. He has several years experience coaching summer swimming and high school swimming, in addition to many years of age-group coaching experience. 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.
Mike will continue to coach the Thunder group this season.