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Coaching Staff

Brent Mitchell

Head Coach

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Education

Graduated in August 1994 from University of Florida with a BS in Exercise Sports Science
Teaching Certification from Collin County Community College in 2003 in Physical Education and Industrial Technology

 

Coaching Experience

  • Fall 1994 - Volunteer Assistant Coach for Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Florida
  • Summer 1994 - Head Coach of Gator Swim Club
  • Early 1997 - Senior Head Coach for Swim Atlanta - Collins Hill
  • Early 1998 - Head Coach - ATAC-McKinney
  • Early 1998 - Head Coach - Metroplex Aquatics
  • Mid 2001 - CEO Metroplex Aquatics

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • 1989-1993 University of Florida Swimmer
  • 11-time All-American swimmer at University of Florida
  • 10-time Southeastern Conference Champion while swimming for University of Florida
  • NCAA Champion in 1991
  • U.S. Open Record Holder in 1990
  • U.S. Open Champion in 1990
  • 4-time Southeastern Conference Team Champion as member of University of Florida Swim Team
  • Member of 1989 Short-Course Senior National Team Champions with Dynamo Swim Team in Atlanta Georgia
  • Swam under 6 Olympic Coaches (David Marsh, Donald Gibb, Skip Foster, Chris Martin, Randy Reese, Alex Braunfeld)
  • Finished swimming career in the top 50 all time swims in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke.
  • Held three University of Florida records and is currently still Top 5 in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke all time.
  • He had qualified for three Olympic trials in 1988, 92, and 96.
  • Highest finish at summer Senior Nationals 3rd in the 200 Breastroke; 4th in the 100 Breaststroke

Hyung sun Kim

Elite Head Coach

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Education

BA in Sports Science, Seoul National University, South Korea.
Teaching Certification from Seoul National University in Physical Education.

 
Coaching Experience

  • 1989-1995 - Seoul National University Swim Team and Tennis Team
  • 1992-1994 - Military Service
  • 2002 - Co Head Coach, Dallas Elite Aquatics
  • 2004-Present - Head Coach, Metroplex Aquatics in Richardson

Patrick Kennedy

Asst. Head Senior Coach - Allen

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Education

BS in Business Administration, University of Arkansas, 1995

 

 

Coaching Experience

  • 1991-1993 Assistant Coach, Plano YMCA, Plano, TX
  • 1994 Assistant Coach, Razorback Aquatics, Fayetteville, AR
  • 2007-2009, Age Group/Senior Coach, City of Plano Swimmers, Plano, TX
  • 2009-2012 Asst. Head Coach/Senior Coach, Metroplex Aquatics, Allen, TX

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • U.S. Masters National Championships
    • 2008- 4th 100 Breast, 5th 50 Breast
    • 2009- 5th 100 Breast
    • 2010- 4th 400 IM, 9th 50 Breast. 10th 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM

Flip Gammon

Senior Coach - The Colony

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Coach Flip Gammon joined Metro in September of 2013.  Prior to coaching with Metro, he had coached for Lakeside Aquatic Club starting in 2007.
 
Flip has an amazing resume and long standing great reputation in the Dallas-Ft Worth area.  He was the long time Duncanville High School coach and the head coach for DUST and SWAT. During his tenure there, his swimmers attained All-American honors 17 times.  He has had three Olympic Trials qualifiers, two finalists, the outstanding female swimmer in the state of Texas three times, as well as many TAGS champions and Junior National and Senior National qualifiers. He was named District Coach of the Year over 20 times and was the Region Coach of the Year twice. He was the TISCA Region II Representative for four years.
 
Coach Flip began his swimming career at Trinity High School in Euless where he was a school record holder in the 100 freestyle and All-State his junior year. He continued to swim in college at Oklahoma State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation. He continued his education through several Universities, amassing nearly 30 graduate hours in Education, Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Chemistry.
Coach Flip lives in Duncanville with his wife, Sheri. They have twin sons, Derek and Trevor, and a daughter, Lacie. Coach Flip was nominated three times for Who's Who in America's Secondary School Teachers and was recently inducted into the Duncanville ISD Athletic Hall of Honor along with one of his former athletes.

Jay Chagnon

Senior Coach- The Colony

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Jay Chagnon joined Metroplex Aquatics in August of 2013.  He was hired on after working for Lakeside Aquatic Club as a coach since 2010. He was  an integral part in the development and growth of their senior level programs in The Colony and adding to the club's success at championship meets.

Coach Jay's swimmers have achieved both Division I and Division II college signings, and have been Junior National qualifiers and finalists, individual event and relay event champions at the Texas Age Group Championships (TAGS), and Texas High School State qualifiers, finalists and champions.  Swimmers coached by Coach Jay have gone on to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

Coach Jay began swimming for Coach Flip Gammon in 1993, swimming for DUST then the Waxahachie High School swim team in 1994. He went on to swim for Henderson State before transferring to Texas A&M and playing water polo.  After graduating from A&M, he returned to Waxahachie to help coach his brother and three others to the Texas High School State swim meet in 2003. Coach Jay began coaching under Coach Flip's direction and guidance in 2002 with South West Aquatics of Texas (SWAT).  In 2007 he took over SWAT as Head Coach and Owner, coaching the senior teams. While at SWAT Coach Jay's swimmers achieved TAGS, Sectional, Junior National, and National times. Coach Jay is currently the Hebron High School Head Coach and has led his athletes to  Texas high school District, Regional and State Championships. He was named District Coach of the Year three years in a row.   He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and is certified to teach trades and industry.

 


Allison Dunlap

Head Age Group Coach - Metro

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Education

Attended University of North Texas and has a BS in Kinesiology and minor in Health


 

Coaching Experience

  • 2004-2006 - North Texas Nadadores Age Group coach
  • 2006-2011 - Lakeside Aquatic Club Age Group coach

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • Swam at Marcus High School and Lakeside Aquatic Club in Flower Mound, TX

Jamie Stults

Age Group Assistant - Allen

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Education

Centenary college of Louisiana 2006-2007
Collin County Community College


 

Coaching Experience

  • Metro 2008 - Present

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • City Of Richardson Swim Team 1998-2005
  • Allen High School 2003-2006
  • Metroplex Aquatics 2005-2008
  • Centenary College swimmer 2006-2007
  • Jr. Nationals qualifier
  • U.S. Open Qualifier
  • Sc Sr. Nationals Quilifier

Sara Hansen

Assistant Coach-Allen

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Education

Centenary College of Louisana 2004-2006
Graduated from University of Texas at Dallas in 2009 with BS in Psychology- child development


 

Coaching Experience

  • 2006 - Twin Creeks - Head Coach
  • 2007-2009 - Metroplex Aquatics
  • 2011 - City Of Allen Swim Team - Head Coach
  • 2011-present - Metroplex Aquatics

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • 1996-1999 - Rockwall YMCA
  • 1999-2001 - Walnut Creek Aquabears
  • 2000-2001 - Monte Vista Highschool
  • 2001-2002 - City of Plano Swimming
  • 2002-2004 - Metroplex Aquatics
  • 2001-2004 - Allen Highschool
  • 2004-2006 - Centenary College of Louisianna

Taylor Looney

Age Group Coach- The Colony

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Education

Attended University of North Texas studying Kinesiology

Coaching Experience

  • 2007-2011 - Lakeside Aquatic Club Age Group coach
  • 2012- Present - Metro Aquatics

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • Swam at Keller High school, as well as the Keller Swim Team (KST)

Jeff Sagehorn

Assistant Coach-Allen

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Hannah Hubbard

Assistant Coach-Allen

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Board of Directors

Jennifer Looney

President

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Frank Fiorilli

Vice President

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Karen Wagner

Treasurer

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Dawn Blue

Secretary

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Ginger Brennecke

Arena Merchandise Coordinator

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Frank Fiorilli

Service Hours

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Holly Vinezeano

Hotel Coordinator

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Trinh Nguyen

Team Pictures

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Jeff Haynes

Swimmer of the Month

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Dawn Blue

Awards Banquet

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Diane Ewing

Social Events

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Susan Fleck

Metro Store

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Dana Madden

Newcomer Information

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Martha Alikacem

Meet Ribbons

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Gina Howarth

Meet Ribbons

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Marianna Armstrong

Family File Folders

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Kate Armstrong (Arnold)

Charity Coordinator

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Melanie Reeves

Bulletin Board

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