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Coach Doug Yeager is a Dallas High School alum who swam under former DHS Head Coach Matthew Stretanski finishing his high school swim career with a top 12 finish at the PIAA State Championship Meet in the 100 backstroke. After graduation, he attended and swam for Duquesne University achieving Academic All-Conference Awards and top 12 finishes at the Atlantic Ten Conference Championships as a backstroker and mid-distance freestyle swimmer from 2002-2006. 

Doug has been a swim coach for multiple school/club teams for the past 20 years.  He began his coaching career at DMAC (MTAC at the time) from summers 2003 (inaugural season)-2005. From 2006-2008, he was the head swim coach at Milford High School in Milford, DE finishing second and third in the district during the 06’/07’ and 07’/08’ seasons respectively. He went on to be an assistant coach at Central Dauphin East High School / Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA in 2009. From 2010-2012, he was an assistant coach at Penn Trafford Aquatic Club near Pittsburgh, PA while finishing up his Masters in Education and Vision Studies. Lastly, he made his return to Dallas in 2013 assistant coaching the 2013 and 2018 through 2023 DMAC winter seasons and summer DMAC seasons from 2014 to Present. 

Doug is employed at the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments and an Orientation and Mobility Specialist providing educational services to children with blindness and visual impairments throughout various school districts in Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Additionally, Doug is employed by Luzerne County as an Early Interventionist through the Luzerne / Wyoming County Early Intervention Program providing specialized vision services to families with babies from ages birth to 3 years who are blind and visually impaired.

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"Coach Matt" has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 6. He brings a wealth of competitive experience from successful competitive high school and college careers.  Over his 30 year coaching career, Coach Matt has developed athletes from beginners to Division I college standouts. As the inaugural head coach of the Dallas Varsity swim team, he built Dallas Swimming and Diving  into a perennial winning program amassing 210 wins with numerous district champions and PIAA finalists and received Wyoming Valley Conference coach of the year honors in 2008.  Coach Matt continues to bring his knowledge and experience to the DMAC summer program as its Head coach since its inception in 2007. 

As a passionate advocate for competitive Swimming and DIving in the region, Matt Stretanski was the influence behind the founding of the DMAC programs and the former USA Swimming Mountaineer Aquatic Club. Along with several supporters in the region, Coach Matt was a founder of the "Summer League'': A competitive swimming league entering its 15th season with twelve club members spanning three counties in Northeast PA. 


Matt is also the Pool Manager of the Dallas School District Swimming Pool where he coordinates all the community programs that serve the Dallas School District and the Back Mountain Community. Some of the programs that have been supported by the Dallas Community include an age group US DIving Program, lifeguard training, Water Safety Instructor classes, The "SPLASH" Juvenile Arthritis program, and annual ROTC military water qualification testing program and the recently revived community learn to swim program.  


The staff of the Summer Team is excited to hit the pool this season! We welcome all levels of competitive swimmers to find their passion for swimming and pursue their dreams.


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