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Bernards High School Coaching Staff

Ed Tsuzuki, Head Coach

Ed Tsuzuki has coached the Bernards High School swim team since its inception in 1988.  Ed has coached age group and high school swim teams for over 35 years. He has been the head coach of the Somerset Valley YMCA team (1981-6) and has assisted at the Somerset Hills YMCA (1987-8).  He grew up in Bridgewater and swam for Bridgewater-Raritan (East) High School, graduating in 1975.   Ed also competed on the Cornell University swim team where he graduated from the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.  He has retired from Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey where he was employed for over 34 years.  Ed continues to compete in U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) and serves on the volunteer board of the New Jersey Local Masters Swimming Committee as well as on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of USMS.  Ed is also certified as a Level 2 USMS coach.   He resides in Neshanic Station with his wife and has two daughters who currently live in Manhattan.  Ed was named Somerset County Boys Coach of the Year in 2009 by the Star Ledger and is a 2010 inductee to the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  In 2015, Ed was selected by his peers as the Skyland Conference Raritan Division Boys Coach of the Year.

Tom Lawson, Assistant Coach

Tom Lawson has coached at many levels over the last 25 years.  Typically as a volunteer assistant, he has worked with swimmers aged 6 to 80+.  Most recently, Tom was an assistant for Bernards in the 2006-8 and 2013-15 seasons.  Before that he helped at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drew University in Madison.  Tom grew up in Madison, New Jersey and continued his swimming at Lafayette College.  Tom works for Alcatel-Lucent as a software development manager in the wireless data field.  

 Christine Albanese, Assistant Coach

Christine has been assisting with the Bernards High School swim team since the 2013 season. She began her swimming career at the age of 8 for her local YMCA and she continued to swim throughout her college years at TCNJ. Christine grew up in Scotch Plains and currently teaches science at Bernards High School
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Last revised: October 10, 2015.