Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to Swim School, Swim U, Masters/Tri program, or Summer League teams, please contact the Director for your desired location, or program.  We will do all we can to answer your questions.  

Coaches & Directors

Daun Lutz

Brentwood Swim School Director


Daun has been with Excel since 2012.  She first taught lessons with the Swim School and took over as Director of the Swim School in May 2015.  Prior to coming to Excel she coached at the high school level in Florida.  She is an active member of the Excel Masters program and participates in meets when time allows.  In addition to her Swim School responsibilities she is an Assistant Coach with Excel’s Bronze (8 and Under) group.  

Lisa Fox

Franklin Swim School Director


Lisa has been working with Excel since 2009 and in her current role as Director since 2011.  When she is not teaching children to swim she is working as a special education teacher at an elementary school.  She swam for 5 years in her youth and breaststroke was her favorite stroke.

Dawn VanRyckeghem

Longview Site Director


Brennan Riddle

Murfreesboro (MTSU) Site Director


Nick Matthews

Brentwood Masters/Tri Coach


Nick is a certified USAT level 1 coach and has been coaching and helping others train and compete in endurance events for over six years. He loves to help athletes accomplish their goals and enjoys sharing in their joy when they are successful.  He started doing endurance events in 2008 to lose weight when he trained for and finished his first half marathon. Since then he has completed over 50 marathons and ultra-marathons. Frequently he is a pacer at marathons where he gets to help others accomplish their goals. Nick has completed 14 full distance ironman triathlons and has qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  Additionally, he has qualified for and competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships (International and long course distance). He says, "I am a very passionate triathlete who loves the daily challenge of training, competing and managing a busy schedule."

Julie Williams

Murfreesboro Swim School Director