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Scott Mendelssohn

Head Coach

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Scott is returning to Rancho for his seventh year as Head Coach.  Scott grew up swimming for Indian Valley, Las Lomas HS and played water polo and swam at Las Lomas and DVC.  Scott has been coaching swimming for a variety of recreational, year-round and high school programs for over 30 years.  He coached Las Lomas to its first NCS title and 2 titles in 4 years.  Scott graduated from Cal State Hayward with a BS in General Science—Biology emphasis.  In the Rancho off-season Scott runs the PE Department at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, is a master teacher for St. Mary’s College School of Education and is the Head Coach of the Acalanes High School Swim Team. Scott is also involved in functional athletic training, possesing a Performance Enhancement Specialization from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and passed his State Board of Real Estate exam.  Scott's three kids swim at Rancho (of course!): Cait, Emma and Jon.

Thomas Edward Rotticci

Head Assistant Coach - 11 & Unders

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This is Tommy's fifth season at Rancho, and we are thrilled to have him back with us for another great season. He grew up in Orinda and swam for Orinda Country Club.  He went on to coach at OCC for eight years assisting at all age levels and was in charge of the 6 & unders for two years.  Tommy is excited to bring his enthusiasm and knowledge to Rancho, and is excited to work with Scott, Sarah & Julio again.  Tommy graduated from UC Davis in 2010 with a BA in Film Studies with an emphasis in production and currently works at a documentary film production company based in Berkeley.

Julio Enciso

Assistant Coach - 6 & Unders

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Julio returns to Rancho for his third year to head up our 6&Under age group. He is studying at San Jose State in pursuit of a child and adolescent development degree. Swimming has been a huge part of his life as he swam competitively for over ten years on a swim team called BEAR swimming and has been coaching for six years. He has coached at a learn-to-swim school in El Sobrante named Canyon Swim School, Moraga Ranch Swim Club, Orinda Park Pool and Miramonte HS. We love his Wahoo enthusiasm!

Sarah Rasmussen

Assistant Coach

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Sarah is a beloved former Rancho swimmer (14 years!) and former Wild Wahoo helper and Junior Coach. This is her fourth year as an Assistant Coach. In addition to assiting with all age groups, Sarah runs our Gutter Guppy and Intro to Swim program.  Sarah has Rancho running through her blood - her mother Helen grew up and swam for Rancho.  Sarah studies at the University of Alabama, Roll Tide!

Wayne Hawkins

Assistant Coach

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Wayne is a long time former Rancho swimmer, Wild Wahoo helper and beloved Junior Coach. This will be his first year as an Assistant Coach.  Wayne's 4 other siblings all have swam or swim at Rancho and he is a proud Wahoo!  Wayne studies at Clemson University in South Carolina.