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2014 TAZ Coaching Staff
Coaching Staff

Marc Brown

Head Coach

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Greetings fellow Tasmanian Devils, coming back for another glorious season with the Taz and as excited as ever! I have been a swimmer since the age of 4 and I have been a coach since the age of 12. I am all about having fun and working hard at the same time. I am a Senior at California State University Sacramento majoring in Communications with a focus is Public Relations. This year I am excited to be taking over the head coaching position after being an assistant for the past three seasons. I have some big shoes to fill as we were SSL Champions last season but I am eager to get to work and for the kids to get in the water. Email me with any questions. LETS GO TAZ!

For private lessons, please contact me at 661-444-7628 or  coachmarc@edhtaz.org

Marybeth Brown

Assistant Coach

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I have been swimming since I was about 3 years old. I grew up swimming, playing basketball and volleyball! I rode for Fresno State's NCAA Equestrian team and have continued to stay active with my horses and other sports. I love working with kids and helping them improve in every aspect.

At this time I am not available for private swim lessons. If you need to contact me my email is coachmarybeth@edhtaz.org.

Amanda Jones

Intern Coach

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I am very excited for another year on TAZ! This is my 12th year on the team and her 2nd year as a coach. I am a graduated senior as of May 25, 2012! I swam and played water polo for all four years in high school and also played basketball for two years. I will be attending Cal Lutheran University in the Fall and I am going to play water polo. I love working with kids and I'm looking forward to another great season!

I am available for private lessons
I can be contacted at:
916-221-1695
amanda_jones@comcast.net

Cailin Navickas

Swimmer Coach

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Cailin Navickas

Hey everyone! My name is Cailin and I swam for Taz for 10 years, swam for Oak Ridge High School all 4 years on varsity, and played water polo all 4 years as well. I just finished my Freshmen year at CSU Chico as a Pre-nursing major and I'm excited to be back coaching this summer. This will be my third year coaching and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for this season!

Go TAZ!

For private lessons, please call 916-990-4666 or email at cailin.navickas@gmail.com

Kira Chavez

Swimmer Coach

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I have been swimming for TAZ since I was 9. I love to play water polo and spend time with friends and my family. I will be attending St. Francis High School in the fall. I hope everyone has a great season!

For private lessons, please contact me at 916-990-3493.

Trevor Dong

Swimmer Coach

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My name is Trevor Dong, I am a senior at Oak Ridge High School and I have been swimming competitively since I was 6 years old. I swam with TAZ from 2002-2009 and for Folsom Tigersharks for 2 seasons.  I currently hold a few NorCal League, Gold Rush Conference, and Suburban Swim League records. I have played on the varsity water polo team and also swam varsity since freshman year. I currently hold Delta River League records as well as Oak Ridge High School Team records. This past season I also achieved All-American times at Sections. And was awarded Athlete of The Year for the 2013/14 school year. I look forward to another great season!

For private lessons: (916) 990-5517 or trevor.dong@yahoo.com

 

Sonia Chimni

Swimmer Coach

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Hey Tasmanian Devils! My name is Sonia Chimni. I recently graduated from Oak Ridge and will be attending UCSB in the fall. This will be my 5th year swimming for TAZ and my third year coaching! I swam on the ORHS team for 4 years and swam varsity team during my junior and senior years. My favorite strokes are freestyle and breaststroke. I love TAZ because of all the great families and swimmers I get to meet and work with. I enjoy coaching swimmers of all ages and helping them improve their techniques. I am so excited for the 2014 season!! GO TAZ!
 

For private lessons, I can be contacted at (916)509-2222 or soniachimni96@gmail.com

Morgan Jones

Swimmer Coach

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Hi! I am excited for another year of TAZ! I have been swimming on TAZ for 11 years. Also I have been on the Oak Ridge water polo and swim team for the last 2 years. I played basketball for 11 years. I will be starting my junior year at Oak Ridge in August. I am looking forward to being able to help the younger kids and pass on the information I know.

I am available for private lessons: (916) 798-9182 or email: morgan_jones@comcast.net

Jackie Sterdt

Swimmer Coach

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Hey Guys! I'm Jackie and I'm really looking forward to coaching this summer! This will be my 10th season on TAZ and my first season coaching. I swam for Oak Ridge this past season (my freshman year) and qualified for sections where my relay team finaled. I also recently earned my black belt in karate. I can't wait for another great swim season!

I am available for private lessons: 768-5299 or jaxswim@gmail.com

Will Kirk

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Patricia Lacerna

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Zachary David Closson

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Terry Chen

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