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Coaching Staff

Kyle Cormier

Head Coach

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A native of Pensacola, Kyle, 31, 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.

“The potential for Mobile and CMSA with the resources for swimming are endless. I cannot wait to begin building the club with our staff at all levels and inspiring the next generation of great swimmers and people,” he said about joining our club.

Kyle graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from the University of South Carolina (USC) 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. Olympic Trials.

Tyler Kerns

Head Age Group Coach

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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 was elected to the Southeastern Swimming Board of Directors twice, once as the Age Group Chair and currently as Treasurer. Tyler has also represented the LSC at the USA Swimming National Convention twice and has served on the Southern Zone Age Group committee.

Tyler graduated 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 program. 

Brian Evans

West Site Head Coach

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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.

Brian Duke

Assistant Coach

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This fall, Coach Brian Duke enters his fourth season as an assistant age group swim coach with the City of Mobile Swim Association.  In his time at CMSA, Brian has coach numerous southeastern qualifiers, finalists, and champions along with team record holders.  Brian serves as the Assistant Age Group coach and also helps with the masters program. His past coaching experience includes working the past fourteen summers as a coach for summer league teams in Mobile.  He has coached many Mobile County Aquatic League record holders and swimmers of the year.  In addition to coaching summer league he has helped coach a local high school program.  Brian is a certified USA-Swimming coach and a Level 2 member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). 

Brian holds masters degrees from both Auburn University (History) and the University of South Alabama (Education).  He is a secondary Social Studies teacher with the Mobile County Public schools.  A former CMSA swimmer, Brian attended Spring Hill College where he was a member of the Spring Hill College swim team. During his time at Spring Hill, the men’s swim team recorded three consecutive third place finishes at the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championships. Brian gained NAIA All-American honors and Academic All-American honors.

Corinne Priest

Corinne Priest

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Coach Corinne is a new addition to the CMSA staff. Growing up in the sport of swimming, she competed at all levels of the sport, from summer league as a young swimmer to the colligate level at Texas A&M University where she earned honorable mention for the Collegiate Swimming Coaches of America Association Scholar All-American Team.

Corinne began coaching USA Club swimming midway through her collegiate career with Aggie Swim Club in College Station, Texas, where she was an Assistant Coach with the Senior Group for two years. There, she helped coach several swimmers to All-American status as well as coaching others to compete at the state and national level. Most recently, Coach Corinne was the Head Coach of the Country Club of Mobile Swim Team where she worked with children of all ages and ability levels. There, she helped the swimmers improve drastically and develop greater interest in the sport. 

Coach Corinne looks forward to working with CMSA and helping our swimmers grow in the sport and achieve their goals.