John L McGough
Head Coach and Program Director
Coach Mac has over 30 years of coaching experience. He is an
American Swimming Coaches Association Level 5 coach, the highest
attainable level certified by his professional
Mac has a Master
of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Auburn
Prior to his arrival to Clovis in November of 2006, he spent 6
years at Carroll Independent School District, serving as the
aquatics director. Coach Mac’s extensive coaching experience
includes coaching stints at Auburn University, Fort Smith
Tideriders (AR), Gator Swim Club (FL), and Alamo Area Aquatic
Association (TX). During his tenure at Clovis Swim Club, Coach
Mac has had 17 Olympic Trial qualifiers and 2 Junior Pan
Pacific Champions. Clovis Swim Club has
also achieved Silver Medal Club status and a top 50
Virtual Club Ranking under his leadership.
Coach Mac’s coaching philosophy is one of excellence achieved
through encouraging athletes to develop a healthy self image,
personal accountability, goal setting, and achievement of personal
goals. “It is the journey, not necessarily the end result,
that is most important. Winning is not everything, but striving for
When he is not coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife,
Julie, and his two sons, Jacob and Caleb. Jacob swam at
Purdue Univeirsity and Caleb swam at Fresno Pacific
Senior Coach, Buchanan
Coach Dave has over 47 years of coaching experience. He started
as an assistant age-group coach for Huntington Beach Aquatic Club
at age 14 and ascended to head coach after nine years. This swim
club merged with another club to become Golden West Swim Club where
Coach Dave was head age group coach for five years before becoming
head coach at GWSC. In 1993, Coach Dave joined Clovis Swim Club as
head age group coach and aquatics director for Buchanan High
School. Coach Dave was twice honored to be Central California Age
Group Coach of the Year. He was CCS Zone head coach from
Coach Dave graduated with a major in history from California State
University Long Beach. Later he got an add-on Health Science and
teaching credential. He currently teaches World History at Buchanan
Coach Dave coaches with an emphasis on distance base training with
a goal of developing the 400 IM for older swimmers. He tries to
vary workouts and make sure that the swimmers know why they are
doing what they are doing. He also focuses on helping swimmers
enjoy the process of becoming better swimmers so that improvement
can occur on a daily basis, not just at the meets.
Coach Dave has minimal free time as he also coaches the boys’
water polo and swim team at BHS. But he does enjoy watching sports
on TV, reading, and some intermittent cycling as time permits. He
also immensely enjoys the experiences of being the father/coach of
two great sons, Brian, and Garrett, who are now faster swimmers
than he ever was back in college.
Brian Dean Sharar
Senior Coach, Clovis East
Coach Sharar has over 37 years of coaching experience. In
his many years of coaching, at the high school, age group and
collegiate level, he received Mid-West Conference swimming coach of
the year, Mid-Continent swimming coach of the year (twice), and
Mid-American Conference swimming coach of the year and Fresno Bee
coach of the year honors.
Prior to his arrival to Clovis, he spent 9 years at University of
Toledo as head men’s and women’s swimming coach.
He’s also coached at University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, Western Illinois University, Petersburg, Indiana, and
Coach Sharar has a Bachelors of Science degree from Ball State
University in Industrial Arts/Physical Education, and a Masters of
Arts degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in
Coaching philosophy: "I think it is important to develop a
strong coach/athlete relationship with each swimmer. Most
coaches are great with the so called x's and o's of the sport, but
the key for me is understanding each individual and how to motivate
and get them to understand the principles of training that will
lead them to their successes in the pool. Get the athletes to
'buy into the process.'"
Coach Sharar is married to his wife, Nancy, and enjoys working out,
binge watching Netflix, college football, and visiting his 3 grown
kids in the far reaches of the country.
Adam J Reid
Senior and Race Club, West
Coach Reid has been coaching since 1997. His coaching positions
have included head coach for the Glendora Country Club age group
program, head coach for Kastner Intermediate School, assistant
varsity coach at Clovis West High School, as well as coaching
the senior group, race club, and silver group for Clovis Swim
Coach Reid has a Bachelors of Science degree from Pepperdine
University in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree
in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Reid’s coaching philosophy is to challenge swimmers to
succeed by doing the little things right.
Something we don’t know about Coach Reid—Since
Pepperdine University did not have a men’s swimming program,
Coach Reid competed for the surfing team and his team was ranked as
high as 6th nationally.
When he’s not coaching (when is that?), Coach Reid enjoys
surfing, wakeboarding, and working out.
Coach Reid competed at the Master's National Swimming
Championships in 2009 held at Clovis North Aquatic Complex.
Senior Coach, Clovis North
Mark T Bennett
Head Age Group Coach / Gold (West Side)
Background: I grew up swimming with Santa Maria Swim Club,
then moved on to swimming at University of Nebraska. National
level swimmer and Division 1 NCAA All-American while at UNL.
Bachelors of Arts in English from University of Nebraska.
Teaching Credential earned at Cal Poly SLO.
Coaching: I've coached for 5 different teams, including
stops on the Central Coast, Virginia, Oregon, and coaching for
Clovis Swim Club since 2013. During that time, I have coached
LSC Team and Individual Champions and record holders, National Top
10 swimmers, including a few #1 ranked swimmers and a National Age
Group Record Holder.
Personal/Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, fishing, and
spending time with my wife, two kids, and dogs.
Jordan C Morillo
Developmental Dir / Blue (West Side)
Education/School: Competed at Fresno State 2008-2012 as a
four year letter winner. Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology.
Coaching Background: Coached with CSC since 2009.
Current Head Men's and Women's Swim and Dive Coach at Clovis
Community College. Volunteer Assistant Coach with Fresno
Personal/Hobbies: Weight lifting, travelling, trying new
Debra D Wells
Advanced Age Group (East Side)
Michael Blake Adams
Bronze (West Side)
Jordan E Capper
Silver (West Side)
- Swam competitively for 13 years. Competed for Clovis Swim
Club, Clovis West HS, and University of the Pacific.
- Has been coahching for 5 years with a variety of skill levels.
- My coaching philosophy is quality > quantity! Attitude
and focus matters, everyday!
- Outside the pool arena, I am interested art and music.
White (West Side)
Background: 15 years of competitive swimming. Swam
at Sierra College and Fresno State. Bachelor's in Science -
Kinesiology / Exercise Science.
Coaching: CSC coach since 2016. Assistant Swim Coach
and Head Dive Coach for Clovis Community College. Head Youth
Coach for Fig Garden Swim and Raquet club.
Personal/Hobbies: travelling, hiking, cooking, baking,
eating, anything that involves animals and outdoors.
Gold (West Side)
Nov/Dev/Prep (East Side)
Background: I graduated Clovis High in 2013. I played water polo
and swam there for 4 years. I also graduated from California State
University Long Beach in 2017 where I also played water polo and
earned a Bachelors in Business Management. I recently finished
student teaching and the completion of my multiple subject teaching
credential. I am currently teaching at Quail Lake Environmental
Charter School in Sanger Unified while I finish my Masters in
Coaching: I have coached with CSC since 2018 and have coached in
the Novice (Starfish) and Prep (Developmental) Tracks. I am excited
to join the Clovis East side this year as well as work in the
Developmental Track. I started with the club through Summer League
and also have worked with the Seahorse Swim School doing
Nov/Dev/Prep (Both Sides)
Sr Prep/Adv Prep (West Side)
Background: Swimming ages 6-20, including 4 years in high
school and high school water polo. Won the Bay Valley
Conference Championship with College of the Sequoias, as a team
captain. Graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's Degree
in Kinesiology with an emphasis on education.
Coaching: Coached for Exeter Eels and Kingsburg
Seawolves. Coached tennis, basketball, and other sports as
well as swimming. Currently teaching Physical Education at
Fresno Christian School, in my 2nd year.
Personal/Hobbies: Wakeboarding, surfing, any and all
sports, working out, anything water related.
Developmental Prep (West Side)
School Background: Swimmer at Turlock Aquatic Club and
High School Varsity Team. Current student at Fresno State in
Coaching: Head Coach for Rec team in Livingston.
Pool manager and lifeguard instructor in Livingston, as well.
Personl/Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, reading, teaching lessons,
and raising and showing livestock.
Starfish (West Side)
Stingray (West Area)
Background: I swam and played water polo at Clovis North
HS. I continued in college at Cuesta Community College in San
Coaching: I coached at PUMA Aqutics, while attending
Cuesta. I have also coached CUSD Summer League and taught
swim lessons for Seahorse Swim School.
Personal/Hobbies: I enjoy reading and spending time with
my family. I also like travelling.
Nov/Dev/Prep (East Side)
Background: Graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's
in Child Development. 10 years of competitive swimming
Coaching: 8 years of swim teaching experience.
Coached with CUSD Summer Rec League.
Personal/Hobbies: Travelling, swimming, video games, and
playing with my dogs.
Red (West Side)
Background: I am a Buchanan High School grad and letter
winner on the BHS swim team. This is my sophomore year at
Clovis Community College and I'm swimming there for the Crush.
Coaching: This is my first time coaching year-round for
CSC, but I've coached with CUSD Summer Rec League for the past 3
Personal/Hobbies: I love spending time with my family,
playing with my cat, and watching my favorite movies.
Seahorse (West Side)
Background: Graduated from Clovis West High School and
swam high school all four years. Clovis Swim Club for at
least 8 years.
Coaching: CUSD Summer League coaching and Seahorse Swim
Personal/Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with friends,
travelling, and crochet.