Marshall H Goldman
Marshall comes to Tennessee Aquatics 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 Olympic
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
Head Senior Coach
"Prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child"
Larry Hough grew up in Knoxville, TN and graduated from Central High in 1985. He started coaching summer league and High school in 1986 and has been a professional coach since 1994. 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 the Olympics in 2012. Larry has worked in 4 different LSC’s over the last 21 years, been named an LSC Coach of the Year 3 times, served on an LSC Board of Directors twice, and several Zone coaching staffs. He has twice earned a spot on the USA National Junior Team coach list. Prior to coming back home to Pilot/TNAQ he coached at the Dynamo Swim Club, the Greater Chattanooga Aquatic Club (Baylor), the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (SwimMAC), and more 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 innaugural Pilot Aquatic Club team. He enjoys Tennessee football, yardwork, playing golf, and spending time with his 3 children.
Jacqueline Rae Bussard-Bertucci
Head Age Group Coach, Gray 2
"Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise." - Michael Jordan
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.
"The only person you should be better than is the person you were yesterday."
Lizzie grew up in Knoxville, graduated from Webb School, and went on to swim at Radford University, where she earned a degree in communications. She has coached high school, summer league and club swimming for eighteen years, and has been a full time coach with TNAQ since 2009. Off the pool deck Lizzie loves to travel, be outdoors and spend time with her husband and two little boys.
Benjamin B Whiteside
"You only have two choices: love and fear. Choose love, and don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart." - Jim Carrey
Ben Whiteside has been involved with Knoxville swimming for over twenty years. This is his fifth year with TNAQ, and 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 graduate from the University of Tennessee with degrees in English and Cinema Studies.
Abram A Miller
Senior Assistant Coach
"It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." - Charles Michael Province
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. Coming back to Knoxville, he continued to coach Green Meadow from 2008 to 2014 while also participating in high school coaching. He coached Webb High School for two seasons, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, and will coach Bearden High School this year. Abram is excited to start his fifth year with Pilot/TNAQ. Outside of swimming, Abram enjoys playing tennis and card games with his mom, dad, and younger sister, Olivia, or spending time with his girlfriend, Alex.
Jamie Tannhauser Haman
Foundations/Youth Fit/Gray 1
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden
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.
"NDNR. No Deposit No Return." - John Naber
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Lars Hondorf began competitive swimming at 7 years old. He swam for MCC Marauders for over ten years where he was an Empire State Games medalist and was a Junior National Participant. While swimming high school for Harley Allendale Columbia he rewrote the team record book, graduating with 6 individual swimming records, still holding the 200 free and 500 free. He won four events at sectionals, qualified for state meet 3 years and placed top 8 in 3 events at state meet. He is also a member of the Section 5 Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame. At The Johns Hopkins University, while pursuing an engineering degree, he was a four year varsity swimmer. He placed top eight in distance events at the conference championships and was an All American in 1989. After graduating college, he swam and competed in master swimming.
He began his coaching career in Baltimore, as an assistant swim coach for Bolton Hill in 1991. Moving to Atlanta, he was the head coach of a summer league swim for a season, before going to graduate school at the University of Georgia for Mathematics Education. He was an assistant coach for Winder Barrow high school for two seasons, before moving to Cleveland TN. While in Cleveland he started and coached Cleveland Middle School’s swim team and was an assistant coach for the Cleveland AquaTigers summer league team. After 9 years, he moved to Oak Ridge and has been teaching high school math at Oak Ridge since. He was also the assistant swim coach for Oak Ridge for 6 years and on the TISCA Board for four years. He began coaching Atomic City Aquatic Club special needs group and then was red group coach at ACAC for the past several years. He has also been involved with the Oak Ridge summer league team for multiple years and the head coach the last 3 years.
Joe P Peeden
Orange Head Coach, Orange 2
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.
Orange 3/Gray 3
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Gandhi
Skyler grew up in Nashville, TN where he finished his fifth season coaching summer league team Seven Hills Barracudas to their 14th consecutive City Meet championship. As a sophomore in high school Skyler began coaching as a volunteer assistant coach for J.T. Moore middle school, and working as an instructor for the SwimAmerica learn to swim program. He also coached the Nashville Dolphins Special Olympics swim team where he continues to volunteer over the summer. Skyler is in his third year at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in marketing.
Age Group Assistant Coach
“That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Masters Coach/UT Grad Assistant
"Don't mistake activity with achievement" -John Wooden
Sam comes to Knoxville and Tennessee Aquatics from Stevens Point, WI, where he grew up, swam club, high school and in college. Since leaving Central Wisconsin he has served as the Head Age Group Coach for the YMCA of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin, as an assistant coach and camp counselor for the Longhorns Swim Camp, Harvard Swim Camp, and Peak Performance Swim Camps in Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles, California. Last season he spent his time coaching in Columbus, Ohio with The Ohio State University assisting their women's program, as well as heading up the Scioto Country Club Swim Team. This past summer he served as Head Coach of Cherokee Country Club.
Currently Sam is a Graduate Assistant with the University of Tennessee's swim team, while pursuing a Master's in Sport Management. Sam is also an enormous Green Bay Packer's fan. Go Pack Go!
Sarah McCall Fortney
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
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 third season coaching with Tennessee Aquatics.
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.
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
“If what you did yesterday was big, you haven’t done anything today.” – Lou Holtz
Britton Leitch oversees the dryland training for TNAQ and serves as our strength & conditioning coach. He has over a decade of knowledge and experience preparing athletes for success. His training philosophy is centered on improving movement mechanics and the long term healthy development of the athlete.
Britton is a native of Knoxville, TN. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Maryville College. While at MC, Britton was a 3 year football letterman and a College Football Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete.
Britton is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is very involved with the National Strength & Conditioning Association and serves on the State of Tennessee Advisory Board.
In his spare time, Britton competes in Scottish Heavy Athletics at Highland Games throughout the country. He is married to his lovely wife Robyn. They have one daughter, Savannah Grace.
Lauren Alyssa Cummings