Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Terry Maul

Head Coach


Coach Terry Maul directs all phases of the ATAC program and is the on-deck coach for the ATAC senior program. He was recently voted the 2014 Senior coach of the year by the Florida Swimming LSC. Coach Maul has over 40 years coaching experience which include the following accomplishments: American Swim coaches Association level 5 certification (the highest level)for both USS club and NCAA. Head coach of the USA National Junior Team in Montreal, Canada in 1992. Head coach of USA National team in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in 1984. Served as head coach of swimming at Florida State University for 18 years (1975 - 1993). Coach Maul has developed numerous Olympic Trial qualifiers, Senior National finalists, and Junior National finalists as well as several USS age group swimmers in the national top 16. In addition to his duties with ATAC, Coach Maul has been an assistant professor of statistics and sociology at Thomas University in Thomasville, GA since 1998. Coach Maul is married to Dr. Jodi Yambor-Maul and has two children, John (a 2014 Florida Zone team member) and Alyssa (a collegiate swimmer at the University of Florida and a 2012 and 2016 Olympic trial qualifier.)

Gerry Norris

Director of Program Development


Gerry has coached and worked in Sports Management and Administration for 39 years. He has facilitated the growth and expansion of Sports and Recreation in Tallahassee/Leon County through the Tallahassee Parks and Recreation Department, which was recognized as the NUMBER ONE Recreation Department in the country in 2004 (National Recreation and Parks Association “Gold Medal Award”). He has served on state and national Boards of Directors for various competitive sports, as well as having presented Sports and Customer Service seminars and clinics at professional conferences and retreats. 1968 – 1972 ….Florida State Varsity Swimmer 1969 – 1974…..Head Coach of the Tallahassee Swim Team (TST) 1974 – 1984…..City of Tallahassee Aquatic Supervisor and A/G coach for ATAC (formally TST) 1984 – 2006…...City of Tallahassee Athletic Superintendent Swimming is a family affair. Gerry is married to Karen (Synchronized swimming coach for 30 years and current Southern Zone Rep. for US Synchro) and has three children; Katie,  (2005 Collegiate and US National Solo Champion – Synchro), Karla, ( 13 year ATAC swimmer and current FSU Water Polo President), and Christopher, (current NOVA Southeastern Collegiate Swimmer and ATAC swimmer).

Jill Tabacchi

Thomasville Coach


Jill grew up in Brooks County, Georgia and started her swimming career at the age of 13 at the Thomasville YMCA where she now coaches the Thomasville ATAC team. In high school, Jill moved to Athens where she trained with members of the University of Georgia coaching staff as a member of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club. She earned a swimming scholarship to Eastern Michigan University where she was a team captain and conference champion, earning a bachelor's degree in Family & Child Development. She is married to Pat Tabacchi and has three children, Caitlin, Sam, and Ben.

Eddie VonHertsenberg

Assistant Coach


Edward Von Hertsenberg is a graduate of The University of the Cumberlands where he swam for the Patriot swim team for four years and served as team captain his junior and senior year. While on the Cumberlands swim team Eddie was an NAIA All-american in multiple events. Since graduating in 2009 Eddie has served as Cumberlands assistant swim coach and Interim Head Swim Coach. Along with his duties with ATAC he also is the Head Swim coach at Thomas University in Thomasville GA.

Jenny Elizabeth Sitagata

High School Conditioning & Novice Coach


My name is Jenny Sitagata. I am a graduate of Florida State University, currently working at the FWC,  and a native Floridian. I have been blessed to be apart of the ATAC family for about four years. High School Conditioning, Novice, and Challenger groups have been my home and greatly enjoy working with these student/athletes. I come from a very athletic background. My whole family is active whether on land or in the water.  In high school, I was a part of the track, volleyball, and softball teams. In every sport, we went to regionals or state. I played rugby four years at FSU and was an athlete at the South National level. With being apart of a variety of sports and coaching styles, I have had the opportunity to learn and demonstrate what is required of a good coach. I have privileged to be able to share what I have learned as an athlete and as a previous coach with your swimmers. I enjoy traveling, reading, swimming & rugby,  kayaking & camping in hammocks, crocheting, and basking in the sun.  ATAC has become my family and I would not have it any other way.

Coach Savannah Rae Fernandez

Assistant Coach


      I began swimming when I was 5 years old for my neighborhood swim team called the Wahoos in Jacksonville, Fl. I then joined The Bolles School Sharks when I was 8 and swam there until graduation. During my swim career at Bolles I was selected to swim in multiple All-Star meets and Zone meets. I was team captain of the zone team in 2010. I also attended Southern Zone Select camp when I was 12. I graduated from The Bolles School in 2012 as the team captain of our swim program. I proceeded to swim at Arizona State University on an athletic and academic scholarship. Last year I decided to move back to Florida and attend FSU. I have taught swim lessons and competive swim clinics. I absolutely love kids and making them smile is my favorite thing to do! I still live an active lifestyle and I still love swimming. I am so honored to be a part of the ATAC's program!


Board of Directors

Maggie Crutchfield



Carla McDonald



Gail Steinkueler



Richard Stephens