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Coaching Staff

Mike S Doane

Head Coach and CEO

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Coach Doane started coaching with CSST as head coach in 1988. Under Mike’s coaching expertise, CSST has become one of the dominant teams in the region as well as nationally. Mike brings 33 years of coaching experience to CSST, including 10 years of collegiate experience.
 
Mike’s accomplishments include:
  • 2007 USA Triathlon Coach of the Year
  • USA Triathlon Resident Team Swimming Coach (2001-present)
  • Coached three USA Olympians, one in 2000 and two in 2004
  • 1989, 1990, 1995 and 1997 Colorado Coach of the Year
  • 1987 and 1988 WAC Coach of the Year (University of Wyoming)
  • Coached USA National and Junior National Champions
  • Coached three National High School record holders

Luke R Schumm

Head Age Group Coach

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Luke's Phone number: 262-488-7276
 
Luke came to CSST as the HEad Age Group Coach in the Fall of 2012. Before moving to Colorado Springs, Luke was the Head Coach of the Barracuda Swim Team/Pleasant Prairie Patriots for 7 years in Kenosha, WI. In his time as Head Coach, Luke helped swimmers achieve nearly 100 new team records, qualify for Age Group Zones, Sectionals, and Junior Nationals. Luke also served as the WI Swimming Age Group chair for 3 years and earned the Outstanding Service Award in 2012 from WI Swimming. He also was a WI Zone coach twice.
 
In his first 4 years with CSST the age group program has had multiple State champions, State high point champions, State record holders, All-star team qualifiers, Zone team qualifiers, and has had swimmers ranked Top 20 nationally. Luke has been a Team CO Zone coach once and a Team CO All-star coach twice. In 2015, Luke was awarded the Age Group Coach of the Year award from CO Swimming.
 
Luke currently lives in Falcon, CO with his wife, Maggie, and their 4 kids - Kendall, Kieran, Kenton, & Kinley. Maggie works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Springs. Kendall is currently a member of the CSST Gold group and Kieran recently joined the CSST Silver team. Luke graduated from Van Wert High School (Van Wert, OH) in 2001 and from Carthage College (Kenosha, WI) in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in History and Religion.

Kent Christy

Senior Assistant Coach

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Kari L Leach

Office Manager

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 Kari is the office administrator for CSST, as well as assistant coach where needed. She has been coaching age group swimming for 22 years.

Kari was a Junior National Swimmer in the 50 and 100 freestyle in high school. She swam for Arizona State University, and graduated from CSU Long Beach California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Kari played water polo for the Long Beach State Club Team and was a member of the 1987 US National B Team for Women’s water polo. She coached age group water polo in Southern California,as well as masters swimming, before moving to Colorado Springs.

Kari has been with CSST since 1997 coaching at the Gold and Silver level, as well as office administrator for 3 years previous. She started the women’s water polo program at Colorado College in 2004 and coached the team for 6 years before the program was cut at the end of the 2009 season. She was also the assistant Men’s and Women’s swim coach at Colorado College during those years.

Kari is married to Jason and has three children, Rachel, Kyle and Ryan. Jason is a fireman and travels on the CSST senior team trips as a chaperone.  Rachel is studying educaiton at CSU Pueblo, Kyle is a senior at Cheyenne Mountain HS, and will be swimming at Univ of Missouri (Mizzou) in Fall 2018, and Ryan is a junior at Cheyenne Mountain High School where he dives for the high school team.

Kate T Doane

CSST Contact/Palmer/CSCC Silver Coach

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Kate started coaching with CSST in 2001. Kate brings her excellent coaching skills to CSST from Indiana. She grew up swimming for the Fox Chapel Killer Whales in Pittsburgh, PA. Kate graduated from Indiana University with her B.S. in Physical Education/ Minor Health and M.S. in School Health Education. During her tenure at Indiana, she helped to start the water polo club that turned varsity in 1997. Kate played 5 years for Indiana and had many recognitions including All-American status. Kate currently is the Physical Education teacher at Gold Camp Elementary. She is the Head Coach for Cheyenne Mountain Girls and Boys High School Swim Team and the Aquatics Director for the Colorado Springs Country Club pool. Kate is married to CSST's head coach Mike.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with their son Townes, practicing yoga, downhill skiing, and playing golf.  

Jamie k Louie

Masters Team Coach

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Jamie has been coaching the CSST Masters team for over 20 years. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. He competes regularly at local and National Masters swim meets. Jamie has been a Masters All-American and was USMS National Champion in the 200M Breaststroke and 200M IM in the 1989 USMS LC National Championships. In 2007 and 1999, Jamie was voted the COMSA Coach of the Year.
Oberlin College AB Physics
 
UC Berkeley MS Mechanical Engineering
Swimming – Team Co-Captain Senior Year
Mesa Laboratories, Inc.
Coached CSST Masters for approximately 24 years
Co-Coached CSST Seniors for approx 6 months until Mike Doane was hired.

 

Mariejo Truex

Gold Asst. Coach

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My cell: 719-337-8867
 
Mariejo, known as MJ, has over 20 years of coaching experience and has worked with every level of athlete.  Her swimming career began as a club swimmer, and continued through her high school and college varsity swim teams.  She coached collegiate women for 7 years before moving to Colorado Springs in 2004 where she’s coached with various groups in different capacities for CSST.  MJ works full time for USA Swimming and is in her 8th year with the club.
 
For the quadrennial leading up to the 2008 Beijing Games, MJ worked with the National Team in High Performance Support and Services.  She was able to learn from the nation’s elite athletes and coaches.  Since the Beijing Games she has worked for the Club Development Division delivering coach and athlete education for high performing club teams across the country.  She often speaks at coaching conferences and USA Swimming Camps throughout the year on topics ranging from technique and nutrition to long term athlete development and parent education.  Her 9 year old daughter, Ana, currently swims for the Gold Team.  Her husband, Adam, is a middle school teacher for District 11. They recently welcomed, Austin Kyle, future CSST member into the world at the end of July.

Wendy Bartlett

Silver Coach

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Wendy has been involved with the sport of swimming for 20+ years. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio where she swam competitively with the WTRC Sharks. In 2002, Wendy was recruited to swim backstroke and butterfly for the Cleveland State University Vikings. Following her collegiate career, she became the graduate assistant coach for John Carroll University; where she coached the women’s team to a conference title in 2008. Wendy works full time with USA Swimming and is in her 8th season with Colorado Springs Swim Team. She currently resides in Castle Rock, CO with her husband Philip.

Karen Reeder

Silver Coach, Coronado High School

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Karen comes to CSST with vast experience as a swimmer and coach. As an athlete, Karen’s list of accomplishments include former World Record holder for the Catalina Channel and US Relay for the English Channel, 1992 World Cup Gold Medalist, 1996 & 1997 World Series Marathon Swimming Champion and the 1991 Bronze medalist at 25K World Championships and 10th place in 1998. Karen was also a 6-time US Open Water Champion, NCAA D2 400 IM national champion in 1984. She also swam the English Channel solo in 1993.
 
As a Coach, Karen served as the assistant for both the Men’s and Women’s team at the US Air Force Academy from 1987-1992 and as a Masters coach for Air Force Aquatics from 1996-2001. She also served as the Doherty High School Boys and Girls head swim coach from 1998-2003. Karen has also served as the Head Coach for the USA Swimming Open Water National Team at the 200 World Championships and served as the event organizer for the US Masters Swimming 6K National Open Water Championships in 2010.
 
Karen is a graduate of Rhinelander High School in Rhinelander, WI, as well as from the US Air Force Academy and the Collinson School of Therapeutics and Massage. She currently lives in Colorado Springs with her husband David and their 2 sons, both of whom swim with CSST.

Angie Liddle

Silver Coach, Palmer HS

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Angie grew up in Oklahoma where she swam for KMSC, starting at age 5. During age group she was nationally ranked and went on to continue Div 1 swimming at the University of Arkansas. After several shoulder surgeries she continued on to her next passion, physical therapy. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UC Denver. She is now the co-owner of Falcon Physical Therapy. She now enjoys her 2 kids, Kaitlyn and Taylor (who swim for CSST) and her husband, Andy. Angie has started to compete in triathlons in her spare time. Go Hogs!

Kathleen Johnson

Silver Coach, Fountain/Ft. Carson

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Lanna R Pollock

Silver Coach, Doherty HS

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Lanna and her family moved from Ohio in July 2015. Lanna grew up swimming in Middle School and High School. She has remained active in teaching swimming lessons,teaching lifeguarding classes, and Silver Sneaker aqua programs. Lanna coached the  local YMCA team as both assistant coach and head coach for a total of 10 years. Currently, Lanna works as a business assistant in a dental office here in Colorado Springs.Lanna has been married to her husband, Scott, for 15 years and they have 3 daughters: Katlyn, Risa, and Emma. Risa and Emma have both been involved in swimming since young ages. In her free time, Lanna loves to work out, walk, bike and read.

Maggie X Vail

Silver Coach, Palmer HS

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Maggie Vail is pleased to share her love for the sport of swimming with the Silver team at Palmer.  Maggie has 20 years of experience in the sport, including a collegiate career at Calvin College in Michigan and more than 10 years of experience teaching swimming lessons.  A masters-level social worker, she also works for USA Swimming’s national headquarters as the Safe Sport Education Specialist, bringing child abuse prevention education to swim clubs across the country.

Vicki Lingle

Woodmen Hills Silver Coach

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Coach Vicki was born in Florida with 40+ years swim experience and nearly 15 years competitive club experience. She has taught for Donna’s Dolphins Swim School as a lead instructor and trainer since 2013.  Vicki started coaching with Colorado Springs Swim Team as the Silver Group Coach at Woodmen Hills Recreation Center in 2017.  Vicki is certified with USA Swimming, American Swim Coaches Association, American Red Cross and a US Masters member.  Vicki is specialized in all ages and abilities. She implements a confident, calm and trusting environment for her swimmers while still working proper technique and having fun.     Vicki qualified state in diving, tennis and cheerleading. She played Varsity tennis for Colorado State University in Fort Collins and was actively involved in equestrian, sorority and other organizations. Vicki graduated with a BA in Philosophy from CSU in 1991.  She then worked in the insurance industry for 10 years and was an active Army officer’s wife for 17 years while raising a military family.    Vicki and her husband share five children.  In her spare time, she enjoys continued education with ASCA, decorating, dining out, movies and supporting her kids’ many sports and activities.

 
 

Rob Shaw

Woodmen Hills Senior/Gold Coach

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Coach Rob grew up native Colorado Springs and went to Palmer High School where his swimming background began under Coach Kent Chrsity here at CSST.  Rob recieved a college scholarship to Ft. Lewis College in Durango and swam NAIA Nationals all 4 years recieving All American staus in the 100 fly and 50 & 100 freestyle events.  Rob was the NAAIA Conference Champion in both events his junior and senior year. Rob also was a walk-on for the Ft Lewis Golf Team in the off season.  Rob started coaching during his college years at Durango High School, as well as the assistant coach at Ft. Lewis College the final 2 years before the program was cut due to Title IX.  Rob started club water polo at Ft. Lewis before leaving Durango in 1984.

Once back in Colorado Springs his coaching resumed at Mitchell High School, Palmer High School. and several summer programs in Colorado Springs while owning 3 Beltone Hearing franchises for over 21 years.  Rob came to his senses and joined up with CSST, and currently coaches the Woodmen Hills CSST team and is his 30th year in the hearing business.  The rest is history.

Rob has 4 kids whom all have swam for various teams. His twin daughters are currently on CSST.  He met his wife Lynne while needing an assistant coach for one the high school teams back in 1980. They have been married for 27 years.

Lifetime hobbies include golf, fishing, and billiards where he once titled the 1988 "9-Ball State Champion" and can still sandbag and hustle those that don't know him.  Rob says, "Hey its how I still afford to feed my family!" Rob also still plays competitve golf entering many golf tournaments throughout the state.

Rob's joy in swimmiing and sports is giving back to the community by taking kids with their raw/natural abilities and talent, and channeling those efforts into a lifelong and meaningful experience, while still having fun doing it!

Murphy L Barry

Asst. Gold Coach

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Coach Murphy began her career with CSST as a swimmer in 1996. She has been lucky enough to have been coached by a majority of the staff and was mentored to begin her own coaching career in 2006 with CSST. She coached with CSST during her summers as she participated as a swimmer for the club as well as Palmer High School and the University of Evansville. In 2012 she completed her own swimming career at the Division I, University of Evansville and graduated with a bachelors in neuroscience and psychology. Murphy continued her education at the University of Denver graduating with an M.A. in Sport Psychology along with furthering her coaching resume. While in Denver, Coach Murphy became the head swim coach for St. Mary's Academy girls swim team. After graduating Murphy became a full time coach for CSST working with both the Gold and Silver level. Along with year round club coaching with CSST Murphy has also worked with a local summer club team and coached Palmer high school's girls and boys program. 

Kammie M Carrillo

Silver Coach, Doherty HS

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Board of Directors

Mike S Doane

Head Coach, CEO

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Jennifer McGill

President

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