Coaches

Head Coach Lauren Branscombe
Lauren just finished her sophomore year at Vanderbilt University studying Mechanical Engineering. This will be her 6th year working at VMP, her third year as a coach, and second as head coach. She was a member of the Seals for 11 years and has swum competitively all her life. Lauren now plays club water polo for Vanderbilt. She is excited to return to the Seals coaching staff as the head coach again this summer and can't wait to work with the swimmers and have another successful season!

Seal under water
Assistant Coach Tyler Castellone
Tyler just finished his freshman year at Southern Connecticut State University studying Exercise Science where he is a member of their Division II swim team. This will be Tyler’s 5th year at VMP, and his 2nd as a swim coach. Tyler was a varsity member of his high school swim team and was a captain his senior season. He has been swimming for the Seals since he was 8 and is excited to to be returning this summer. He can’t wait to see all of the swimmers and is ready for a great summer with the Seals!

Assistant Coach Shannon Cassidy
Shannon just finished her senior year at South Windsor High School, and is attending UConn this fall in the Allied Health major.  This is Shannon's 2nd year working at VMP and this will be her 1st year as a swim coach.  She's been swimming on the Seals swim team since she was 10. Shannon was a varsity member of her high school swim team and was a captain her senior year.  She is looking forward to meeting the team and having a fun season! 


Past Seal Coaches

Year Head Coach(es)
Assistant Coach(es)
2015 Lauren Branscombe Tyler Castellone and Geordan Nunes
2014 Joey Latina
Michelle Robidoux and Lauren Branscombe
2013 Joey Latina
Michelle Robidoux and Derek McLean
2012 Heather Vendetta
Joey Latina and Michelle Robidoux
2011 Steven Vendetta
Shannon Dubay and Joey Latina
2010 Steven Vendetta and Heather Vendetta
Shannon Dubay
2009 Ben Kozik
Steven Vendetta and Katie Loomis
2008 Ben Kozik
Rebecca Ruocco and Steven Vendetta
2007 Ben Kozik
Rebecca Ruocco and Steven Vendetta
2006 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik and Rebecca Ruocco
2005 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik and Rebecca Ruocco
2004 Dan Thibodeau
Ben Kozik
2003 Stacey Ruocco
Dan Thibodeau
2002 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton
2001 Stacey Ruocco
Jim Pike and Dan Thibodeau
2000 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Jim Pike
1999 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Sarah Brown
1998 Stacey Ruocco
Laura Embelton and Sarah Brown