A native of Pensacola,
Kyle previously served as the primary coach of the sprinters at
Missouri State University, as well as assisting in planning and
recruiting. While there, five student-athletes advanced to the NCAA
Men's Swimming and Diving Championships and the women's team won
its eighth straight Missouri Valley Conference title. The
men’s team also had two runner-up finishes at the
Mid-American Conference Championships.
Kyle graduated in 2009
with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from the
University of South Carolina and earned a master's degree in sports
management from Missouri State University in 2016.
Before arriving at
Missouri State, Kyle served as the head coach of the Dolphin-Laser
Swim Club team in Little Rock, Ark., and was the head coach of the
Club 2o Sharks in Pensacola. Prior to his head duties, he worked as
an assistant at Trinity Prep Aquatics in Orlando and Mecklenburg
Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C.
A former two-time NCAA
All-American and three-time Academic All-SEC swimmer for USC,
Kyle excelled at freestyle and individual medley events. He
finished his career with the Gamecocks with seven top-16 finishes
and two top-8 finishes at the SEC championships. He has held
multiple school records and competed at the 2008 and 2012 U.S.
Tyler Aaron Kerns
Head Age Group Coach, Bishop
Coach Tyler Kerns is in
his twelfth season coaching at CMSA and serves as the
club’s Head Age Group Coach. Tyler is an American Swim
Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 coach and is a USA Swimming
certified coach. He has coached swimmers from novice to USA
Swimming Senior National qualifiers.
Coach Tyler is also
involved in the administrative and legislative side of the sport.
He has served on the Southeastern Swimming Board of Directors
as the Age Group Chair, Finance Chair, and Treasurer. Tyler has
also represented the LSC at the USA Swimming National Convention
three times and has served on the Southern Zone Age Group
from the University of South Alabama receiving his degree in
Business Administration with an emphasis in
Management. Tyler married Amanda (Berry) in October
2008. Amanda and Tyler have two children, Kennedy and Colt. Tyler
enjoys all sports and has a special appreciation for the level of
commitment and skill it takes to be a successful athlete. He values
the opportunity to serve as Head Age Group Coach for CMSA and looks
forward to continued success from the entire
Site Director, Providence
Brian Evans is the Head Site Coach for CMSA West and has over 37 years experience as a competitive swim coach. He formed the competitive program at the Providence Wellness Center location in 1997 after 14 years as an Age Group swim coach with CMSA and GMAA. As the West site head coach, Brian equally divides his coaching duties among both the Competitive Team and the Seasonal Training group members. Over the years, Brian has developed numerous City of Mobile, State of Alabama and Southeastern Champions as well as Nationally ranked swimmers.
Brian has earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Physical Education form the University of South Alabama and an Athletic Trainers degree from the United States Sports Academy.
He recently retired after 37 years as an Adapted and Regular Physical Education Specialist with the Mobile County Public School system. He is also the current owner, Aquatics Director and Head Swim Team Coach of West Mobile Swim Club. He is a member of Luke 4:18 Fellowship Church, has been married to his wife Debbie for 36 years and they have four daughters and five grandchildren.
Lead Age Group Coach, Bishop
Growing up in
Hunstville, AL, Megan has been involved in Southeastern Swimming
for the past 10 years, as both an athlete and a coach. Megan comes
to us from Auburn University, working as an age group coach with
Auburn Aquatics for 2 years, an associate coach for Auburn Masters
Swimming for 2 years, and as a student intern with Auburn Swimming
and Diving for their 2017-2018 season. Graduating with a Bachelors
of Science in Kinesiology, Megan loves the science behind swimming.
While at Auburn, Megan was involved with several organizations,
such as Acing Autism and motor development research labs. Before
her time at Auburn, she swam and coached for the Huntsville Swim
Age Group Coach, Bishop
Coach Patty Tomley joined CMSA in summer of 2018. She has more
than 25 years coaching experience including coaching college-level,
junior nationals, age group, developmental, Special Olympics and
masters swimmers with clubs in Ohio, New Mexico, Florida, and now
Mobile. She also is a former collegiate swimmer at New Mexico State
In addition to her work with CMSA, she coaches the
master’s program at the Hearin-Chandler YMCA and does private
coaching. Patty and her husband David have three children, all of
whom are current or former swimmers, including a daughter, Temarie,
who swam for the University of Alabama and was an Olympic