Head Coach - Senior Group
John has served as CTA's Head Coach since 2002. He is currently an ASCA Level 4 coach with 19 years experience. John has devoloped and coached numorous Southeastern champions, Junior and Senior National Qualifiers, as well as Olympic Trial Qualifiers. In addition, many of these top swimmers also earned USA Scholastic All Americans, and made NAG Top 10 lists over the years. In 2006, John was named the Southeastern Coach of the Year.
Before coming to Tuscaloosa, John coached at both the club and high school levels in California. While in Carlsbad, John developed some High School All-Americans and help make Carlsbad High School into a swimming powerhouse in San Deigo county.
He received both his B.A. (mathematics) and his M.I.T. (teaching) at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where he swam during his collegiate years. He received his second Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics in 2006 from the University of Alabama. John is currently working on a third degree in Financial Planning at UA. John's hobbies include swimming (for fitness and fun) and, of course, fly-fishing the famed Gallatin River outside his hometown of Bozeman, Montana. John and his wife, Caroline, have two little girls, Kathryn and Sophie.