Sunday, July 15, 2018
YMCA (Camp Cullen) youth development director - aquatics
Monty Ballard YMCA youth development director - aquatics
City of Dallas community recreation program coordinator (aquatics)
Cypress Springs HS head coach
Grand Prairie YMCA swim coach and aquatics coordinator
Saturday, July 07, 2018
View list of nominees and vote via the Fitter & Faster site here
Texas coaches up for the award:
Chris Coghill, Austin Swim Club
Colin Kennedy, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club
Lindsay Kenney, Texas Ford Aquatics
Daniel McCord, Nitro Swimming
Rick Mills, Magnolia Aquatic Club
Jarrod Murphy, The Woodlands Swim Team
Stuart Smith, Texas Ford Aquatics
Tracey Spurgeon, Alamo Area Aquatics NE
Bryan Welter, Lakeside Aquatic Club
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
If you're in Dallas this weekend, drop by D&J's annual Tent Sale:
Harvey Lewis is taking a shot at the AT thru-hike record. He's in Connecticut right now. Follow progress here
Sugar Land's own Simone Manuel is this year's Honda Cup winner. She's the female collegiate athlete of the year. Read more here
Texas Senior Circuit Results:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Grand Prairie ISD:
Swim assistant position. Knowledge of swimming technique and skills required. Will assist the Head Swim Coach with the high school program.
Email letter of interest and resume to Matiana Wiley
Saginaw HS head coach - Brent Barker 817-807-2617
City of Weatherford recreation manager
Bodyworks Family Sports Centers (Lubbock) aquatics director
The Pod Aquatics (The Woodlands) swim coach
Remember, click on "Jobs" below to see other recent jobs posts
Annie Chandler Grevers posted the follerin' on Facebook this morning:
Hi coaches! Seeking some 1-2 paragraph answers to the following question for an upcoming issue of Swimming World.
Should high school swimmers be required to attend more high school workouts than club workouts during HS season? Why or why not?
If you have insight to offer, I'd love to hear it. I know answers will vary widely as high school swimming structures vary widely from state to state.
Please email your answer and a high-rez headshot to email@example.com
Thanks in advanced!
Thanks in advanced!
*Input from sponsors not necessary
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Salvation Army (Houston) aquatics director
Rice University women's assistant & club
YMCA (Dallas) aquatics director
King HS (Corpus Christi) head coach - Brenda Marshall 361-793-8095
Perry Family YMCA (Houston) youth development director - aquatics
Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports assistant coach
East View HS (Georgetown) head coach - Todd York 512-943-5106
Richardson YMCA swim team coach
Crowley HS head coach - JJ Resendez
Madison HS (San Antonio) - David Johnson
Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
As 4A schools with swimming programs approach 100 (in the 80's now, I think), here are team scores (top ten) from this year's Mythical 4A State Championships:
Gateway - 255
Bridgeland - 229.5
Andrews - 226
Fulshear - 172
El Campo - 164
Randolph - 138
Great Hearts - 132
Decatur - 121
Monahans - 94.5
Pecos - 88
Bridgeland - 346
Pecos - 274
Andrews - 167
Fredericksburg - 167
Hudson - 164
Monahans - 151
Lebanon Trail - 149
Gateway - 109
Boerne - 87
Pampa - 67
Bridgeland - 575.5
Andrews - 393
Gateway - 364
Pecos - 362
Fredericksburg - 250
Hudson - 250
Monahans - 245.5
Fulshear - 221
El Campo - 212
Lebanon Trail - 169
Send me an email if you'd like a copy of complete results and team scores.
Denison HS head coach - Rodney Been 903-462-7084
Eagle Swimming Association (ESA) head coach
Plano West HS head coach - Gerald Brence 469-752-1086
Wimberley HS head coach
Bastrop Family YMCA program director
Park South YMCA aquatics coordinator
To find more recent job postings, just click "Jobs" below.
Friday, May 25, 2018
Plano HS assistant* - Gerald Brence 469-752-1086
MacArthur HS (Irving) head coach - Ronny Mullins 972-600-7270
Elkins HS assistant - Dennis Brantley 281-634-2349
East Central HS (San Antonio) assistant - Suzette Arriola 210-885-7686
Rockwall HS head coach - Russ Reeves 469-698-7363
Concordia Lutheran HS head coach & assistant - Travis Subda
Centennial (Frisco) head coach - Matt Webb 469-633-5670
Smithson Valley HS assistant - Courtney Patton 830-885-1102
Morton Ranch HS assistant - Chivonne Kiser 281-237-2519
*originally listed as head coach position
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Saginaw HS head coach - Stephen Johnson, 817-306-0914
College Park HS assistant - Lonnie Madison, 936-709-3150
Grand Prairie HS assistant - Matiana Wiley
City of Mesquite swim coach
Ursuline Academy swim coach
Lost Creek Aquatics age group coach
Walnut Creek Country Club pool supervisor
Click on "Jobs" tag below for other recent job postings!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
City of Conroe aquatic coordinator
Boy Scouts of America summer aquatics director
City of Lewisville swim coach
Aaron Family JCC assistant swim coach
YMCA of Dallas aquatics coordinator
The Shelton School head swim coach, contact Freddie Jones
City of McAllen pool manager
YMCA of Southeast Texas aquatics director
Texas Christian University assistant coach
YMCA of Dallas swim coach
Seguin HS head coach, contact Alex Weidemann
Texas A&M/Commerce coordinator of aquatics & special events
YMCA of Houston youth development director-aquatics
Space City Aquatic Team head age group coach
Click on "Jobs" below for more
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Odessa HS (head & assistant) - Berry Borchardt - 432-456-0029
North Crowley HS (head) - Tommy Brakel - 817-263-1250
Mesquite ISD (assistant) - Steven Bragg - 972-882-7400
Plano West HS (head) - Gerald Brence - 469-752-1086
Elgin HS (head) - Jens Anderson - 512-285-9113
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The Texas Girls Coaches Association will be hosting a Houston Sports Clinic June 13 & 14.
Amanda Chow, Cypress Ridge - Creating a Home-Grown High School Team
Katie Anselmo, Kempner - Season Planning
Meredith May, Lamar CISD - Meet Management - Start to Finish
John Isbell, Elkins - Sprinting: Race Pace Training
Scott Slay, Foster - Water Polo: Creating an Off-Season Program
Sunday, April 29, 2018
If you didn't get the email:
I am reaching out to all high school swim coaches in Texas to let you know that Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, AR still has roster spots open on our swim team for next year. I would love to fill them with swimmers of ANY level that would like to compete at the NAIA collegiate level and are looking for a partial-tuition scholarship to help with the cost of a private Christian university. I would so appreciate you letting me know if you have any seniors for this fall or juniors for 2019 that might be looking for just this type of opportunity. Feel free to give my contact information to any of your swimmers. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks so much!
Head Volleyball and Swimming Coach
Williams Baptist University
Office (870) 759-4214 ext. 4214
Cell (706) 975-6354http://www.wbceagles.com
I've sent a few coaches a draft of the Clark Wilson Invite (2018 Mythical 4A State). Once we've corrected errors/omissions, I'll get that out to anyone who'd like to see it.
USA Swimming now requires certification for both front & backstroke starts. Backstroke start cert mandatory starting May 1. More here
Okay, now for the jobs:
Team Yes! assistant coach
Lehman HS head coach Bruce Salmon 512.268.8454
City of Cedar Park aquatics specialist
Killeen HS assistant coach Valerie Nogle
Northbrook HS & Spring Woods HS head coaches Michael Stokebrand
Las Colinas Country Club pool supervisor
Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa masters coach
Stonebriar Country Club swim coach
St. Anthony Catholic HS head coach
The Christian School at Castle Hill head coach
Oakmont Country Club pool manager
Bent Tree West Swim & Tennis Club swim coach
MARS (click for embigificationing)
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Results from last weekend's Mesa TYR Pro are here
Stratford HS needs a head coach. Contact Chad Crowson
First time I met Clark Wilson was at a long course meet in 2010. Guy walked up to me during warm-up and just started talking away.
Going through my mind was stuff like "Do I know this guy? Where is Champion Aquatics? How does he know me?"
From that point on, I looked forward to seeing Clark on deck, or in the stands. He'd put his arm around you and say something like "Bobby, let me ask you something..." or "Here's what I think about..." My favorite was "I'd like to get ___ in a room and just kick his ass..."
Never a dull moment or conversation with that guy!
You'll find very few coaches as loyal to his swimmers as Clark was. He celebrated when they celebrated. He hurt when they hurt. He was absolutely All In. That's what's so difficult about losing him. He was larger than life and we'll all remember him as such.
From Saturday's service:
Clear Brook HS and Clear Springs HS need assistant coaches. Contact Debbie Fuchs
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The 15th Annual Cap2K will be on Sunday, April 29. Get info and register here
Eastern Michigan's dumping men's swimming...but keeping the women's program. Yes, we've seen/heard this story before. The university claims it's a cost-cutting move. We all know that's bullcorn. It's a Title IX quota issue. Want proof it's not a money issue?
Bunsis claims when all the revenue losses and mistakes are accounted for, EMU will actually lose $61,000 a year by cutting the sports.
He says the only way for EMU to save money on sports is to switch the expensive football program from Division 1 to Division 2.
He says EMU spends millions more on the football program than it gets in revenue, and it simply can't afford to compete on coaching salaries with more successful Division 1 programs like the University of Michigan. Bunsis says he plans to release an analysis of how much EMU could save by switching football to Division 2 within a few weeks.
Entire article is here
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Hope y'all don't think all my stuff on Title IX is negative. Three years after posting on the Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey coach non-renewal (read original post here), there's been a positive outcome for Coach Shannon Miller. From Business Management:
A federal jury hearing a discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Minnesota Duluth has awarded $3.7 million to Shannon Miller, the university’s former women’s hockey coach.
In December 2014, UMD Chancellor Lendley Black and Athletic Director Josh Berlo called Miller into a meeting and delivered an ultimatum: either retire or resign. When Miller refused to do either, they elected not to renew her contract.
Miller is one of the most successful coaches in NCAA women’s hockey history. She won five national championships during her tenure at the University of Minnesota Duluth and had taken her team to the “Frozen Four” NCAA tournament quarter finals 11 times.
The university offered various reasons why Miller’s contract wasn’t renewed, including the team’s relatively in recent years. But university officials also said it was purely a monetary decision. (Miller countered that the coach of the men’s team was paid $93,241 more than she earned.)
Miller alleged a more nefarious motive: Bias against women in general and her in particular, as an openly gay woman. The jury agreed.
Glad she dug in her heels and fought back. The truth was on her side, she was tough, and she didn't give up.
Friendswood HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Robert Koopmann at 281-996-6554
The Ranch at Stonebridge needs a swim coach
In case you're desperate, the City of Stephenville is paying $7.50-$8.50 per hour for a swim coach
Cross Timbers YMCA needs a swim coach
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Well done, but still very sad.
Spoke briefly with Grant Koudelka afterward. He didn't know what the coaching situation is going forward.
Saw an excellent suggestion on Facebook that we coaches make ourselves available to help Clark's kids out.
Hoping they can find someone soon, but:
If your USA Swimming credentials are current, why not volunteer some time this summer? The kids will need someone for practices and meets.
Kit Raulerson at 850-228-1017
Power for Life Aquatics needs an assistant
Frisco ISD needs a district diving coach and assistant swim coach. Contact Melissa Howard at 469-633-6162
Cypress Woods HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Trenton Faith at 281-798-7521
Granbury ISD needs an assistant coach. Contact Jason Pullano
Dickinson HS needs a head swim coach. Contact John Snelson at 281-229-6410
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Texas swimming community will miss CAT coach Clark Wilson. He was a very, very committed swim coach who poured everything into his program and athletes. Huge loss!
Read George Whitley's article on Clark here
“Clark was a special human being with a great heart. He was someone that if you’d ever met him it was like you knew him all your life,” reflected legendary University of Texas swim coach Eddie Reese. “To be a good swim coach, I think first you’ve got to be a good person. And Clark had that all the way. We lost him way too soon.”
“I didn’t really know a whole lot about swimming when I came to Clark. He helped me exponentially. I was a kid that just swam for fun and here was a guy that made swimming his life’s work,” Koudelka recalled. “I couldn’t have asked for a better coach. He was a coach and a father figure to a lot of the kids on the team. He didn’t just coach swimming, he coached life.”
From Kristen Litwak via Facebook:
The Celebration of Life for Coach Clark will be on Saturday, April the 14th at 11am at the 1st Methodist Church in Longview. If you have pictures that you would like to share for our slideshow, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Immediately following the Church service, we would like to invite everyone to share memories, stories and laughs we had with Coach Clark. We will be gathering in the youth room upstairs at the First Methodist Church in Longview. There will be food, refreshments and hopefully many laughs. If you would like to bring a dish or desert to share, please let me know so we can plan accordingly. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Celebration of Life for a man we will all genuinely miss and whose shoes can never be filled.
I'm working on a 4A & Under Mythical State Meet - going to call it the Clark Wilson Invitational. Please keep sending me 5A district results files. I'll sort out all the kids/relays from 4A and smaller schools.