Interim Head Coach
have lived most of my life in Novi, where I started swimming
competitively around the age of 12. I swam for the Junior Warriors
(then known as the Walled Lake – Sarah Banks) Middle School
team. After Middle School, I swam all four years of High School at
Walled Lake Western, where I was a 4-year varsity letter award
winner, 2-time “Warrior of the Year”, and was named
co-captain in my senior year. During those years, I also swam
year-round for The Sports Club of West Bloomfield and for
This will be my 5th year
coaching. I first started coaching with the Junior Warriors as a
volunteer during my senior year of high school. The year
after, I was hired as an assistant coach for Junior Vikings
Middle School team over at Walled Lake Central. This will be
my 3rd year coaching at Tridents. In addition to
coaching, I have been teaching swim lessons for Walled Lake
Community Education for the last 5 years.
Recently, I graduated from Eastern Michigan
University, where I earned a degree in Secondary Education with a
concentration in Social Studies, and a minor in
Doug M Irey
I have spent my entire life living in Farmington Hills, Michigan and started swimming when I was 5 years old at Beechview Swim Club. I began swimming year-round around the age of 7 for MSSA (Michigan Stingray Swim Association) which later joined with the FDR (Farmington Devil Rays- who swam out of the YMCA)to become FFYS (Farmington Family YMCA Stingrays). I swam my high school years for the Harrison-Farmington Phoenix swim team where I was a 4-year varsity recipient, senior captain and qualified individually three years to swim at the Division 1 State Meet. I mainly swam the breastroke events, mid-distance freestyle events, and the IM.
My love for the sport grew over the endless hours I stared at the black line during practice, the weekends I spent on the pool deck at swim meets all over the country, and the memories I made hanging out in hotels with my teammates. I studied Secondary Education at Michigan State University and love being able to motivate and help swimmers succeed and reach their goals.
I have coached for the past 6 years during the summer and helping out during high school. Currently I also coach the Walled Lake Northern Boys and Girls teams with Ross Bandy and our very own Jessica Stoddard. This will be my first full season with the Lake Area Tridents and look to see both the club and the swimmers grow into the swimmers they can be.