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Coaching Staff

Michael D Chapman

Head Coach

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Head Coach

After growing up in San Antonio, TX, Coach Chapman has been coaching in the Evansville area for more than a decade. He was head coach at Bosse High School for 11 years, with Great Swimming for 4 years as an assistant and 4 years as head age group coach with NSC swimming for 3 years. During that time, Mike coached an Olympic Gold Medalist, had 5 invidual state championships, and numerous state qualifiers. Coach Chapman teaches at Boonville High School. He and his wife Darla have 3 kids; Max, Tyler, and Landrie.

 

Education: 

Robert E Lee High School, San Antonio, TX

University of Evansville, Bachelors in Special education

Oakland City University, Masters in School Administration

Accomplishments: 

  • High school head coach
    • 12 seasons Bosse High School in Evansville, IN
    • Coached over 40 city champions, 20 All SIAC swimmers, 4 SIAC champions, an Evansville City Record relay team, and 4 Academic All Americans.
    • High school girls’ Sectional Coach of the Year (2004)
  • Age group swimming
    • 8 seasons with GREAT in Evansville, IN (4 as head coach)
    • 3 years with NSC in Newburgh, IN as head age group coach
    • Coached numerous state qualifiers, 6 individual state championships, and a junior national, national, and Olympic Trials qualifier.
    • Was placed on the USA Swimming Junior National Coach List in 2013.
    • 2014 Indiana Age Group Coach of the Year
    • 2 top 3 team score finished at Age Group State

Additional honors: 

  • 12 + years involvement in Special Olympics Swimming
  • Coached Team Indiana at the National Special Olympics Games (2005)

Why do you love to coach?

I love that swimming teaches lessons about goal setting, hard work, determination, success and disappointment that can be applied throughout a swimmers’ life. I enjoy watching swimmers grow and develop into young adults.

Favorite quote:

“ If you can’t change the situations, change your attitude.”

 

Sharon R Corman

Coach

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Coach Corman has been coaching with the Dolphins and with Special Olympics Swimming for 15 years.  Her specialty is with our beginning swimmers and those in lessons.  Most all of our swimmers have started in her group and she provides them with a great foundation to build on.  Sharon has a real passion to teach children to swim and shares her love of the water with much enthusasim.  The Dolphins are very very gratetful for her big heart and willingness to pitch in and volunteer wherever needed.  When she is not at the pool you can find Coach Corman at Boonville High School working as a paraprofessional or volunteering her time at Oakdale Elementary.  

Landon L Wagner

Assistant Coach

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Phillip Bradley

Coach

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Eli M James

Assistant Coach

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 Eli started with the Dolphins at age 5 and has been a constant with the team for 13 years. He has completed his coaching credentials and will be assisting with the Silver and Bronze groups.  Eli is excited to join our team of coaches and share his passion for the sport with younger teammates and help them navigate the sport of swimming. Currently, E is a Senior at Boonville High School, team captain of the Boys Varsity Swim Team,  holds school records in the 100M breast, and 200 free relay, holds numersous Dolphins team records,  is a member of the Athletic Council, FCA, and NHS.  He plans to attend college to study Excercise Science,  and/or Physical Therapy and swim at the college level.  

 

Robby E James

Coach

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Coach Rob as been active with the Dolphins for many years.  His involvement stemed from his kids love for swimming.   First he got his certification as an official and later added coaching credentials both of which he has held for over 10 years.  There are not many in Indiana who hold both coaching and official certifications but this makes him able to serve in many different rolls as needed by the team.   Rob attended Perry Central High School where he played varsity basketball, track, and cross country.   Strong work ethic and perseverance is one of the things he impresses upon our swimmers.  Rob works as a Team Leader at Toyota in Princeton and loves IU Basketball.

Board of Directors

Amy M James

Club President

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Lisa Ann Alexander

Secretary

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Shannon Bray

Treasurer

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Kevin Davis

Vice President

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