Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact, Jackie Bussard-Bertucci,, 865-207-7297.

Coaching Staff

Marshall H Goldman

Head Coach



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 Psychology.


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 and this year 2012.  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 3 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.

Larry Hough

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 Fleming

Senior 2


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

Foundations/Senior 1


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.

Brett Tannhauser

High School


Sam Henley

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 sixth year and has started his first year coaching Webb High School.  Abram is excited to start his third 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.

Sarah McCall Fortney

Age Group 1



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

Business Manager


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Board of Directors

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