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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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.