Marshall H Goldman
Marshall comes to Pilot Aquatic Club from the Weymouth Club Waves
in Weymouth, MA. Under his leadership the club grew in
numbers and achieved new heights. Over the course of three years he
had multiple national level swimmers with one swimmer placing fifth
at Junior Nationals. The team went from 30th in the LSC to
fifth overall with four swimmers ranked in the top 20 in the
country. Prior to Weymouth, Marshall served a one year stint
with Tiger Aquatics in Stockton,CA. In one year he produced
two national qualifiers. He returns to PIlot after serving as
the Interim head coach/senior assistant. Marshall has trained
numerous swimmers who have been ranked in the top ten in the
country (in their respective age groups), High School
All-Americans, Junior National qualifiers, Short Course National
qualifiers, an Olympic Trials qualifier (making it three Olypic
Trials qualifiers for Pilot in 2008). Prior to PIlot, He served as
the national team assistant at Bluefish Swim Club. While at
Bluefish, he assisted in the training of Junior National
qualifiers, Senior National qualifiers, Olympic Trials qualifiers,
National Junior team members and a member of the 2008 Olympic team.
In addition, he served as the Brandeis University assistant coach.
As a swimmer, Marshall was a High School All-American, Scholastic
All-American and Junior National qualifier. He competed for
Brandeis University where he held school and New England Conference
Records. In 2003 he was named the Brandeis Male Athlete of the
year. He graduated with a degree in Biology and
Jacqueline Rae Bussard-Bertucci
Head Age Group Coach
Jackie, the daughter of legendary UT and Olympic coach Ray Bussard, is our head age group coach. She joined Pilot as a coach in 1994 and has since become one of the top age group coaches in the country. Jackie's recognition and accolades include being named Southeastern Swimming Age Group Coach of the year in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2012, and this year 2014. She was the Age Group Chair of Southeastern swimming from 2002-2006. She also served as Head Coach of the Southeastern Zone All-Star Team in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Jackie was elected by her peers to the board of Southeastern Swimming and has served from 2002 to present. In the summers, she has been involved as a swimmer, parent and coach for the Knoxville Racquet Club and served as their Head Coach for the past 4 seasons. Prior to coming to Pilot, Jackie coached for several years with the UT Continuing Education swim program and at swim camps at Mercersberg, PA, St. Lawrence, NY and St. Bonaventure, NY. Jackie enjoys giving swimming lessons, being a instructor trainer for the Red Cross and spending time with her husband and, Chris, and sons, Henry and Stephen.
Head Senior Coach
Larry Hough grew up in Knoxville, TN and graduated from Central
High. He has been a professional swim coach since 1994 and
started coaching summer league and High school in 1986. Larry
has a BA in History from the University of Tennessee and studied
for 3 years in the Vocal Performance program at the New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston. He sang opera professionally
from 1991-1994. Larry is an ASCA Level 5 coach, has had
several athletes ranked #1 in the country, has had a National High
School Record Holder, and two 15-18 USA National Record
holders. His athletes have competed at the USA Olympic Trials
and at the London Olympics 2012. Larry has worked in 4
different LSC’s over the last 18 years, been named an LSC
Coach of the Year 3 times, served on an LSC Board of Directors
twice, and was on the 1997 Georgia Zone staff. Prior to
coming back home to Pilot he coached at the Dynamo Swim Club, the
Greater Chattanooga Aquatic Club (Baylor), the Mecklenburg Aquatic
Club, and just recently with the Alamo Area Aquatics Association in
San Antonio. While at Alamo Area his team finished in the top
5 at Junior Nationals 3 times. Larry swam for KSA/Pilot from
1976-1985 and was on the very first Pilot Aquatic Club team.
He enjoys Tennessee football, playing golf, and spending time with
his 3 children.
Lizzie is thrilled
to re-join the Pilot coaching staff and family. Lizzie has been
very involved in Summer League and High School swimming in
Knoxville since 1998. Lizzie just completed her 6th season as head
coach of the Gulfwood Gators. The Gators had a great season
finishing top 8 at the GKAISA City Meet. On the high school front,
she will begin her 6th season with Webb School of Knoxville, where
she was named Women’s co-coach of the year in 2006. She has
developed numerous city and state meet finalists and the team has
been state runner-ups for the past 3 years. As a swimmer, Lizzie
swam for Webb School and was a 4 year letter recipient and state
finalist. She completed her swimming career as a member of the
Radford University swim club. Outside of the pool, Lizzie lives in
Knoxville with her husband, Danny Fleming.
Jamie Tannhauser Haman
Jamie Tannhauser-Haman is from Seattle,
Washington. She started swimming at the age of six for Salmon Bay
Aquatic Club. Jamie went on to become a high school state champion,
National Junior team member and a Finalist at the 2000 Olympic
Trials in the 800 meter freestyle. She swam for the University of
Florida and is a Gator at heart. During the day Jamie works at the
Episcopal School of Knoxville as a third grade assistant. Jamie has
four years of club coaching experience as well as five years of
summer league coaching under her belt. She is excited to start her
fifth year of club coaching with Pilot.
Age Group 3
Sam Henley has been a part of swimming for 16 years. He swam club for Memphis Tigers Swimming all throughout high-school and has been a swim coach in various ways for the last eight years in Memphis as well as in Knoxville. He has been an assistant to the Red and Gold Groups previously at Pilot Aquatic Club and also assisted the Head Age Group coach for Memphis Tiger Swimming. He is currently an assistant coach at Knoxville Racquet Club and at Farragut High School. He also serves as one of the Age Group coaches for the Southern Zone All Star Team. In his spare time he is an avid disc golf player.
Benjamin B Whiteside
Age Group 3
Ben Whiteside has been involved with Knoxville swimming for over
twenty years. He began coaching right out of high school, and this
will be his fourth year with Tennessee Aquatics/Pilot Aquatic Club.
He is also the head coach of the Berean Christian School swim team
and the Sugarwood Stingrays. Aside from swimming, his other
interests include film, music, writing, and board games. He is a
recent graduate from the University of Tennessee with degrees in
English and Cinema Studies.
Abram Alexander Miller
Age Group 2
Abram Miller has been part of swimming in the Knoxville area for nearly twenty years. He started his swimming career at Green Meadow Country Club and has returned every summer since. After completing high school, Abram went on to swim two years for Gardner-Webb University. Now that he is back in Knoxville, he has continued to coach Green Meadow for his seventh year and has started his second year coaching Webb High School. Abram is excited to start his fourth year with Pilot/TNAQ. Outside of swimming, Abram enjoys playing tennis and card games with his mom, dad, and younger sister, Olivia.
Joe P Peeden
Age Group 1
Joe Peeden has been involved with Knoxville swimming for the last twenty-two years. He began coaching swimming, track, and cross country after graduating from Webb. Since graduating from UT, Joe has coached coached for the University Club Swim Team, the Tennessee Triathlon Team, Webb Cross Country, The Sport Factory of Roswell Triathlon Team, and now Webb Swim Team. When not coaching, Joe races as a competitive triathlete. Joe represented the University of Tennessee in Triathlon for 4 years and was a member of the 2009 USAT World Championship Team.
Christian is excited to be coaching for Tennessee Aquatics. His first coaching job came in
the summer of 2009 for Southeastern Swim Club in Fishers, IN. After his two year church
mission, he resumed swimming and studying Exercise and Wellness at BYU. He has coached
every summer since, in 2012 (SSC) and 2013 (Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team). Christian also has
experience as the manager of the BYU swim team for the 2013-2014 season and is working
as a manager for the UT swim team this year. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Sport
Psychology and Motor Behavior at UT.
Jenny is returning to Knoxville after 2 years away. She originally came to Knoxville in the fall
of 2008 to swim for the University of Tennessee and study Therapeutic Recreation. Her stay
in Knoxville, which totaled 22 NCAA All-American honors and 8 SEC Championship titles,
culminated in a 6th place finish in the 100 meter backstroke at the 2012 US Olympic Trials.
After hanging up the swimsuit, she married Christian Hanselmann and moved to Utah while he
finished school. Never staying too far from the pool’s edge, her first coaching job was as an
assistant on the staff at Hilltop Aquatic Swim Team in American Fork, UT.
Skyler grew up in Nashville, TN where he recently finished his fourth season coaching summer league team Seven Hills Barracudas to their 13th consecutive City Meet championship. While in high school, Skyler volunteered as an assistant coach for JT Moore middle school and worked as an instructor for the SwimAmerica learn to swim program. He has also worked for the Nashville Dolphins Special Olympics swim team where he continues to volunteer over the summer. Skyler is beginning his second year at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in marketing.
William A Trusler
Sub. Assistant Coach
Sarah McCall Fortney
Sarah (McCall) Fortney swam for 11 years with Pilot
Aquatic Club. In her time with Pilot, she was a senior national
qualifier in 4 events and a 6-time Tennessee State High School
Champion (Bearden). Sarah went on to swim for the
University of Tennessee from 2005-2009 where she was a 400 IM and
200 Breaststroke specialist. In 2009, Sarah was named "Miss
Tennessee", awarded to a student athlete for success in academics,
athletics, and the community. Sarah has coached for the past 7
summers with GKAISA and coached at Bearden High School
from 2009-2013. Sarah currently works as an
elementary Speech-Language Pathologist and is employed with
Knox County Schools. Sarah is married to former Vol swimmer,
Stephen Fortney. She enjoys running, hanging out with friends
and family, and of course swimming. This is Sarah's first season
coaching with Tennessee Aquatics.
Lauren Alyssa Cummings