Coach Kuster was a two-time All-American at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1992, he finished 11th in the 200-meter butterfly at the US Olympic Trials. After graduating in 1993, he was selected to the United States National Team and represented the country at the World University Games. Prior to his appointment at Williams, Kuster spent three years as the men’s assistant coach at Harvard University. There he helped lead the Crimson to three Ivy League titles and an 11th place finish at the 1998 NCAAs. Kuster also received a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University. In 13 seasons as the men and women’s coach at Williams College, Kuster’s teams have amassed a 25-1 record at conference championships. He has also been named NESCAC Coach of the Year 10 out of the last 12 years and NCAA women’s Coach of the Year 4 times.
Coach Honecker was captain of the undefeated women’s swim team at Ithaca College in 2003. Following her move to North Carolina, Karrie became the Head Developmental Coach for the Greenville Swim Club. During her 4 years with GSC, the club boasted multiple Junior Olympic Champions, and most recently 2012 London Olympic Gold medalist Lauren Perdue. As a coach, Honecker not only increased the strength of the club’s schedule, but also encouraged year-round participation of all members. Karrie was also the Head Coach for the Windsor Waves; a Greenville Aquatics Summer Swim League team. She led them to their first undefeated season during the summer of 2011. After moving to Williamstown in the fall of 2011, she became a volunteer assistant coach for the Williams College Swim Team, as well as the Head Coach for the Williams Masters Swimming Group. Karrie brings not only her experience in coaching but also her passion and love for the sport of swimming to PVA.
Coach Stone is currently the Assistant Coach at Williams College. He began his competitive swimming career at age 8 and finished it as a member of 3 consecutive MIAA conference championship teams at Hope College in Michigan. He recently received his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology from Ithaca College. For the last several years, he has been the men and women’s assistant coach at Ithaca College. This spring at Ithaca, he served as the head coach of Ithaca’s summer clinic program, a group they are hopeful will develop into a USA swim team. He is very excited to be involved with PVA.