Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Swimming: Coach of Year: Jeff Ziegler, Pascack Regional

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

All-North Jersey Girls Swimming: Coach of Year: Jeff Ziegler, Pascack Regional

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Jeff Ziegler, Pascack Regional

The coach stands poolside with his pen and paper and a quiet demeanor, even as the symphony of noise from fans and swimmers surrounds him.

Jeff Ziegler is a voice of reason on the Pascack Regional sideline. He didn't like coaches who screamed at him when he was a swimmer. And he sure doesn't want to resort to that tactic now.

"He doesn't put a lot of pressure on us," junior Cassidy Freeman said. "He always wants us to go and do our best, and he's just more relaxed about it. He's always there cheering for us. So I think his mental attitude helps us all stay confident."

Ziegler, a former swimmer for Misericordia University (Pa.) is The Record Girls Swimming Coach of the Year. …

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