Coaches & Directors


Coaching Staff

Dave Steele

Head Coach


Skyler Kottenstette

North Coach


Natalie Donohue

Valley Osprey Black Coach


Torri Pownall

Valley Osprey Red Coach


Kaila Shaffer

Valley Developmental Coach


Kaila Shaffer graduated from Cheney High School and is currently working on her degree in Psychology at Eastern Washington University. Kaila grew up in Arizona swimming and doing gymnastics. Kaila coaches the Improvers and Rising Stars group at the Valley YMCA. She exudes joy and leadership when working with our youngest athletes. 

Rachel Sewell

Assistant Coach


Rachel Sewell graduated from Ferris High School and received her bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Idaho. She swam for the Vandals, winning four individual Western Athletic Conference (WAC) titles and was named the WAC Swimmer Of The Year in 2014. She finished her career as one of the best swimmers in school history, with University of Idaho program records in the 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, and 200 Individual Medley. She coaches the Junior and Senior groups at the North YMCA. 

Abi Millet

Summer Coach


Abi Millet graduated from Ferris High School and is working on her degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at Boise State University. She swam with S.A.S. through high school and joins us again in the summer to work with our Rising Stars group.