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Team YES! Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the Coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the Board Members.

Coaching Staff

Dennis Gagne

Head Coach

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In August of 2006 Team YES! welcomed Coach Dennis Gagne as our Head Age Group Coach.  In August of 2008 Coach Dennis was promoted to Head Coach.
Coach Dennis graduated from Somerville Technical Trade High School in Massachusetts in 1980 and attended Harris County Community College.

 
20 plus years of swimming accomplishments include:
  • USA Swimming and Summer League NWAL official for 17 years.
  • Assistant Age Group Coach Junior and Senior Group.
  • Age Group Coach.
  • Head Age Group Coach.
  • USA Swimming registered swim coach.
  • ASCA Level 2 certified.
Dennis and his wife, Kerri, have 3 sons all of which were very successful swimmers: Kristopher, Kory and Kody.

Kody Gagne

Head Age Group Coach

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In June of 2012 Team YES! welcomed Coach Kody Gagne as our Age Group Coach for the Developmental Groups.  In March of 2015 Coach Kody was promoted to Head Age Group Coach and will now be working with the Blue and Green groups.
 
Coach Kody graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2010 as a varsity athlete and two year captain in both Swimming and Water Polo.  Coach Kody was a UIL State finalist and an All American in swimming during his high school career.  Coach Kody completed his sophomore year at the University of Incarnate Word studying Kinesiology with a minor in English. Coach Kody is both a team and conference record holder and a NCAA Conference Champion.  Coach Kody is an NCAA All American and National qualifier and finalist.  Coach Kody will be continuing his education here locally at Lone Star College and the University of Houston.
 
Coach Kody swam for the Wortham White Sharks summer league team since age 6 where he also coached.  During the summers of 2014 and 2015 Coach Kody was the Head Coach of the summer league team Stonegate Stonegators.  While coaching the Stonegators Coach Kody led them to their first Division 1 victory as well as a 3rd place finish at Divisionals in 2015.
 

Valerie Brooker

Age Group Coach

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In June of 2018 Team YES! welcomed Coach Valerie Brooker as our Age Group Coach for the Developmental Groups.
 
Coach Valerie is originally from Canada, but moved to Houston, Texas when she was 7 years old.  She graduated from William B. Travis High School in 2009 where she swam for three years, but a knee injury prevented her from competing her senior year.  After graduating from high school, Coach Valerie attended Texas Tech University.  She played on the Texas Tech Women’s Water Polo Team while earning her degree in Biology. 
 
Coach Valerie was the assistant swimming/water polo coach at Dawson High School in Pearland from 2014 to 2017.  She had the opportunity to be the district dive coach for the 2016-2017 season.  Coach Valerie also was the assistant coach for the Pearland Pirates summer league team during the summers of 2016 and 2017.  After the 2017 summer league season, she and her husband were relocated to Edmond, Oklahoma where she was able to continue coaching as the Edmond Memorial High School site coach.  Coach Valerie and her husband moved back to Houston, Texas in the summer of 2018 to be closer to family.

Zachary Wayne Sebren

Age Group Coach

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