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Head Coach: Scott Darwin

Assistant Head Coaches: Sierra Higinbotham, Marissa McGill, Amanda Phung

Coaches: Brian Deely, Serena Emanuel, Matt Glowacki

Jr. Coaches: Joey Castro, Nicholas Benedetto, John Pace, Jessica Sheftel

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Scott Darwin

Head Coach

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Coach Scott will be beginning his second season as the Head Coach of the Virginia Run Riptide this summer. Before joining the Riptide he was the Head Coach of the Walden Glen Wahoos for the last 8 years .

Beyond the NVSL, Scott is the Head Swim and Dive coach at Lake Braddock where he is also an 8th grade Science teacher. Before his time at Lake Braddock he was an assistant swim coach for Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

Scott grew up in the Northern Virginia area swimming in the NVSL for Fox Hunt. He swam for West Springfield High School and at Duquesne University. He currently lives in Burke, VA with his wife, Tamika, and two children Skyla and Hayden.

Sierra Higinbotham

Assistant Head Coach

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Marissa McGill

Assistant Head Coach

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Amanda Phung

Assistant Head Coach

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I moved to Virginia Run in 1996 when I was two and swam on the Riptide Swim Team from when I was four until 18 for a total of 15 seasons. Since the age of six, I swam competitively year round for various teams until I found the Riptide under Shandra Wrinkle in 2004. In 2005, when Cub Run RecCenter opened, I joined and stayed at Florence Emanuel's group until my graduation in 2012. At Westfield High School, I swam for four years, lettering and qualifying for districts each season. Beginning in 2010, I helped out as a coach for the Streamline Aquatics Club, under Florence Emanuel at the Freedom Aquatics Center. In 2010, I decided I wanted to spend more time at the pool and picked up a lifeguarding position as well. I returned in 2011 for a second season as a guard as well as the closing pool manager. I currently attend Virginia Tech where I am studying Industrial Deisgn in the School of Architecture and actively participate on the club team there. Next year I will serve as Treasurer and Web Administrator for the 2013-14 season. This will be my fifth summer coaching for the Virginia Run Riptide and I look forward to working with you and your kids.

Brian Deely

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Serena Emanuel

Coach

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Matthew Glowacki

Coach

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Nicholas Benedetto

Jr. Coach

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Joey Castro

Jr. Coach

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John Pace

Jr. Coach

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Jessica Sheftel

Jr. Coach

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Board of Directors

Dana Matthews

Team Administrator

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Florence Emanuel

A Meet Team Representative

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Christy Meredith

B Meet Team Representative

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Ambrose Lewis

Records - A Meets

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Barb Castro

Records - B Meets

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Tricia Monroe

Treasurer

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Christy Boyle

Spirit Wear/Fundraising

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Carole Gunn

Spirit Wear/Fundraising

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Lisa Hart

Concessions - A Meets

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Donna Matz

Concessions - B Meets

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Amanda Bremer

Scoring & Awards

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Todd McAnally

Website Administrator

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Toni Metcalf

Social Activities Coordinator

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Rebecca Brazier

Secretary

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Kim Beamon

Concessions - A Meets

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Heather Barnett

Concessions - B Meets

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Matina McGrath

Scoring & Awards

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Chris Tweddle

Equipment

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Julie Gary

Social Activities

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