CMSA Coaching Staff

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Coaching Staff

Kyle Cormier

Head Coach


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. Olympic Trials.

Tyler Kerns

Head Age Group Coach


Coach Tyler Kerns joined the CMSA Coaching Staff in 2006 and serves as the club’s Head Age Group 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 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 Colton. Tyler enjoys all sports and has a special appreciation for the level of commitment and skill it takes to be a successful athlete. 

Brian Evans

Site Director, Providence


Brian Evans is the Head Site Coach for CMSA West and has over 39 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 Non-Competitive 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 39 years and they have four daughters and six grandchildren.

Megan Hinely

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 Association. 

Patty Tomley

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 University.

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 qualifier.