Kris K Moellenberg
Kris Moellenberg was born and raised in Sylvania, Ohio. He is a 1981 graduate of Southview High School where he excelled at swimming. Following high school, he attended the University of Toledo majoring in pysical education and also swam all four years for the Rockets. Following graduation in 1986, he started his coaching career in Florida and Colorado.
Kris has been a professional swim coach for 36 years, and 17 of those years have been with Tsunami. In 1994, he took a position as the head coach with the team and again in 2010. During this tenure, senior swimmers have achieved USA Sectional, USA Open, USA Junior National, USA Futures, and USA Sectional times. Kris has also had swimmers receive USA Academic All-American awards while in high school. As an age group coach, he has had numerous age-group swimmers qualify for the Ohio Junior Olympic state meet, earning them age group champions, and top 10 age group rank in the country. There have also been many swimmers who earn Central Zone qualifying times where Kris has been invited to be an Ohio team coach for 9 years.
Though Tsumami keeps Kris very busy, he has also been the head coach for Southview High School since 2009. While under his direction, Kris has had several swimmers qualify for the High School Division 1 State meet. While this meet has the reputation of being one of the fastest high school championship meets in the country, his swimmers have finsihed in the top 16 earning All-Ohio Honors and some even finsishing in the final 8!
Professionally, Kris has been honored as BCSN Coach of the Year as well as Ohio Swimming's Age Group Coach of the year in 2013. Since 2015, Kris has served as a delegate on Ohio swimming's board and has been the representative at the USA Swimming conventions.
Kris stated, "My philosophy is pretty simple, HAVE FUN. If you swim right, you will swim fast. If you swim Ugly, you will swim slow."
Kris lives in Sylvania with his wife of 31 years, Kathy. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and traveling around the country especially to Alaska.