Mercy High School has found a most capable and qualified individual to take charge of its enormously successful swimming and diving program.
Mike Venos, who has had parallel results in his 17 years with the Brother Rice boys, will coach the Mercy girls, too.
He replaces Shannon Dunworth, who resigned recently after 12 seasons with the Marlins to take a non-coaching job in Texas.
“I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am with this new opportunity,” Venos said. “This is a program that is rich in tradition. These young ladies know how to work and understand how to compete, and they walk around with the pride of a Mercy girl.”
The Venos family is very familiar with Mercy. Venos’ mother, aunt, wife, sister-in-law and daughter are graduates of the school.