Our Staff - Blue Springs Family YMCA

Here for You

The team at the Blue Springs Family YMCA is ready to connect you with our many programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Ben Coffey

Executive Director

Ben has worked at various Ys nationwide for the past 12 years and joined the Blue Springs Family YMCA in June of 2014. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Branch Manager at the El Dorado Family YMCA in the Wichita area. A native of Louisburg, Kansas, Ben holds a Bachelor's of Science in Health Promotion from Emporia State University. Ben is very involved in his community and is part of the Blue Springs Rotary Club, Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Tina Caruso

Aquatics Director

Bio coming soon!

Justin Giger

Healthy Living Director

As Healthy Living Director, Justin enjoys interacting with members and helping them reach their health and fitness goals. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Justin came to the Blue Springs Family YMCA in February of 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where he majored in Sports and Exercise Science. His certifications include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Senior Athlete/Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Outside of work, Justin enjoys football. 

Ted Nelson

Sports Director

A native of Blue Springs, Ted is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he majored in Mathematics and Economics.

After working in insurance and banking, he began coaching youth soccer at other organizations before finding a home in sports at the Y in 2011. He has been the Sports Coordinator at the Blue Springs Family YMCA since November 2014. "I love the focus and the atmosphere on game day," he said when describing what he enjoys about his role.

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