Meet our Coaches
Coach Mark Spinola is in his 4th year as the Head Coach of the MSC Swim Team. For the past 3 years, he led the team to the ESA season title and the ESA Championship Meet Title. Coach Spinola serves as an Assistant Swim Coach for the Franklin Regional Varsity Swim Team and is a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Frankin Regional Middle School Swim Team. Coach Spinola is also a part-time Assistant Coach for the Franklin Area Swim Team. Previously, he coached the Gateway High School Varsity Swim Team.
Coach Spinola is a USA Swimming certified swim coach as well as a USA Swimming certified stroke and turn judge. He is certified by the American Red Cross in Aquatic Life-Saving, AED and CPR. He has served as Vice President of the Board at Murrysville Swim Club and in the past, served on the Franklin Area Swim Team Board. A resident of Murrysville for over 16 years, Mark is married to Stacey Spinola, owner of Spinola's Bake Shop, and together they have 5 children ranging in ages from 9 to 17. They have been members of MSC for approximately 13 years.
Coach Spinola teaches Economics and Advanced Placement United States Government at Gateway High School. He has a master's degree in Counseling and a teaching certificate from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree in History and Psychology from The University of Pittsburgh.
Anyone who has been a swimmer for Coach Spinola will tell you that he is very competitive and like most coaches, he loves to win. Above all, he has learned that a swim team's purpose is to promote fun, fitness and friendships as well as skill development, sportsmanship and building self-confidence. As Head Coach of the MSC Swim Team, he will work with his fellow coaches, our Swim Moms, parents and athletes to make a fun and successful season.