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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, jbertucci@tnaquatics.com, or call our office phone at (865) 232-1790.

Coaching Staff

Marshall H Goldman

Head Coach

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865-306-0896

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 Psychology.

 

Larry Hough

Head Senior Coach

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"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.

Jackie Bussard-Bertucci

Head Age Group Coach, Gray 2

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865-207-7297

"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 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 2015. 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 6 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.

Lizzie Fleming

Orange Head Coach, Orange 2

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"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. 

Rob Collins

Senior 2

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Rob grew up in Oregon where he graduated high school in 1999. After graduating, he moved to California to swim for San Francisco State University where he received a BS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).  His coaching career began in 2005 as the Head Age Group coach for the South San Francisco Aquatic Club where he developed nationally ranked age group swimmers and successfully guided athletes to various all-star teams and select camps.  Upon leaving SSFAC in 2009,  Rob continued his coaching career with stops in Boston, MA and Walla Walla, WA where he was able to build great programs, double membership, and coached numerous senior athletes to the national level.   In 2013,  Rob returned to San Francisco to earn a graduate degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco.  While finishing his degree, Rob worked as the head senior coach for the Otter Swim Club.  In his time at OSC, Rob was successful in building a dynamic senior program from scratch, resulting in the club's first ever junior national qualifiers and being recognized by his peers as a finalist for Pacific Swimming senior coach of the year in 2015.  In addition to his coaching duties with Tennessee Aquatics, Rob will be moving to Knoxville to work as the regional director of sales for Swim and Tri.  Outside of swimming, he enjoys live music, running, hiking, and spending time with his girlfriend Harper and their Jack Russell Terrier named Savvy.

Jamie Tannhauser Haman

Foundations/Youth Fit/Gray 1

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"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.

Chris Goodman

Gray 3

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"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -Walter Bagehot 

Chris grew up in the Knoxville area and has been involved with Knoxville swimming for nearly 16 years. He swam for GKAISA's Gulfwood Gators as a kid and has now been their coach for the last 6 Summer seasons. Chris swam for Pilot Aquatic Club (now Tennessee Aquatics) and Bearden High School throughout his school-aged years. He then continued his career at Western Kentucky University where he graduated with a Bachelors in Communication Disorders in May 2016. While at Western Kentucky, Chris was 400IM conference champion and a backstroke specialist. He holds the 200 backstroke pool record at WKU and was the team's Top Scholar award recipient for the highest GPA as well as the Most Dedicated award recipient. Outside of the pool Chris enjoys the outdoors and working with the special needs population. Chris is currently at the University of Tennessee pursuing his Masters of Speech Language Pathology.

Lars Hondorf

Orange 1

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"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.

Brett Tannhauser

Youth Fit

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Sam Davy

Masters Coach/UT Grad Assistant

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"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!

Britton Leitch

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

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“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.

Sarah McCall Fortney

Outreach Coordinator

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865-320-3401

"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.

Christopher Franklin

Assistant Coach

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“If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.”  - Vince Lombardi

This is Chris Franklin’s first season coaching with Tennessee Aquatics although he has been involved in the swim coaching community in East Tennessee since 2005.  Growing up in East Tennessee, Chris swam with Pilot Aquatic Club for seven years and was lucky enough to swim for the University of Tennessee from 2003-2005 where he was an IM, backstroke, and distance freestyle specialist.  Chris will also be entering his fifth season as assistant coach at Knoxville Catholic High School where he graduated from in 2003.  While away from the pool deck Chris enjoys all things sports and Tennessee related.

Board of Directors

Matt Kredich

President

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Amy Hudson

Treasurer

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