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Coaching Staff

Mike DeBoor

Head Coach

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Mike is in his twenty fifth year at Lakeside, nineteenth as Head Coach.  Under his guidance Lakeside has produced three US Olympic Team Members. Mike has been named the Kentucky Swimming Senior Coach of the Year fourteen times and twice named the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year. He has placed swimmers on fifteen different USA National Teams and coached swimmers attending the Olympics, National Junior Team, Pan American Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, European Championships, South American Championships, Short Course World Championships and Long Course World Championships. Mike has been selected as the Head Coach of the 2007 National Junior Team, 2006 Pan Pacific Team, Head Coach of the 2006 SC World Championship Team, 2005 National Junior Team, the 2005 Regional Distance Camp, the 2002 and 2004 FINA USA World Cup Team, the 1995 USA Olympic Development Camp, the 1995 USA Girls Select Camp, Head Coach of the 2003 USA Boys Select Camp, Head Coach on four Kentucky All-Star Teams and coached three Kentucky Zone Teams. Mike has also spoken at a number coaches clinics including the Ohio LSC, Kentucky LSC, ASCA Mini-Clinic, USA Swimming Regional Clinics and the “Greatest Swim Clinic Ever”. 

Nonie S Paulson

Office Administrator/Developmental Coach

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This is Nonie’s 20th year coaching with the SeaHawks. Before coming to the SeaHawks, she was Aquatic Director at the Southeast YMCA and Head Swim Coach for the Southeast Swordfish Swim Team here in Louisville. Nonie was a member of the University of Louisville Swim Team from 1982-1984. In the summer of 1994 she was Head Coach of the Kentucky Zone Team and Assistant Kentucky Zone Team Coach for 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. She is married to Scott Paulson and has five children: Brooke, Paul, Cate, Kevin & Lucy.

Nathan Knopf

Full Time Coach

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Coach Nate is begining his 7th year at Lakeside.  He currently coaches the Senior I and Age Group Development groups.  He has coached numerous swimmers to number 1 rankings nationally, both individually and in relays, State Records and top 10 rankings.  Prior to coaching at Lakeside he attended Auburn University where he swam, competing for the 2003/4 & 2004/5 National Championship teams and was an All American.  He has been married for 4 years to Corey Knopf and they have a 19 month old son, Wyatt Michael Knopf.  

 


James Doctor

Full Time Coach

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Jamie Doctor is in his third year coaching the seahawks. He started coaching in-state at the University of Kentucky from 1995-1998. Jamie spent the next 12 years coaching 3 USA Swimming club teams, 5 consecutive KY Zone Teams, and at 2 Division 1 Universities before coming to Lakeside in October 2010. Jamie is excited to be a part of the successful program, assisting Mike with National Group and Nate with Senior, heading up Age Group, as well as the Developmental 1 lead coach.

Mimi Crush

Assistant Coach

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Mimi is making her return to the pool deck! She was the National Team assistant for years. From Jackson, MS, Mimi swam for the Sunkist Swim Team and went on to swim for Auburn University becoming a 2 time National Champion, a member of an American Record setting relay team and a member of the US National Team. Mimi met her husband, Chip Crush, a local swimming standout, while together at Auburn. The couple have 4 children - Annabel, Charlie, Johnny and Charlotte - the oldest 3 of which swim for Lakeside.

Scotty Hunt

Assistant Coach

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Scott Hunt is in his 3rd year coaching the Seahawks.  As a former Seahawk, Scott was a Ky State Record Holder, Junior National Qualifier, Senior National Qualifier, and Team Captain.  From 1992-1996, he swam at the University of Texas for Eddie Reese and Kris Kubik.  In 1996, Scott and his teammates won the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. He is married with two kids, both of whom are current Lakeside Seahawks.

Evan Mulliken

Head Site Coach

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Raised in Pikeville, Kentucky the son of Terry and Cynthia Mulliken. Evan has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of six. He swam for Saint Xavier and collegiately for WKU and has been coaching with Lakeside for 6 years. Evan headed up the Pre-Senior Group and assisted with every level, he is currently working towards establishing the Lakeside at Shelbyville site, where he will be the Head Site Coach.  Evan would like to thank all the coaches for their support over the years and the kids and parents for always keeping it entertaining.

Kevin Coates

Assistant Coach

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In his 3rd year as a Seahawk Coach, Kevin Assists with Developmental 1 and with drylands and in the weight room.  Kevin swam for Lakeside in high school and attended Ballard High School.  He also swam and graduated from Lewis University and was a D3 All American. 

Robin Coates

Assistant Coach

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Robin has been coaching around 5 years with lakeside. She swam with lakeside prior to swimming at the university of Louisville where she received her Masters in Exercise Physiology. Robin is currently a part Time coach working with Developmental 1.