Head Coach - Senior 1 & 2
Eric has been the Zionsville SC Head Coach
since October of 2010, but has coached since 1996. He has worked
with all levels of athletes including learn to swim, summer league
and National level finalists. Eric holds American Swimming Coaches
Association Level 4 certification as well as an undergraduate
degree from Purdue University and a Masters degree from Ball State.
Prior to coaching in Zionsville, Eric coached in both Lafayette, IN
and Oak Park, IL. Eric also owns and operates Indy Swim Studio,
Eric is married to Jessica and they have
two daughters, Emily and Harper. Jessica is a Realtor for FC Tucker in
Ziosnville and the girls are growing up to be huge Zionsville Eagle
Head Age Group Coach - JR1 & EV1
Don Cozad is the lead coach for our Platinum and Bronze squads as well as oversees the overall age group programs. Don previously served as the Head Coach of PRO Swimming at their Huntington site (1994-2015). He has coached swimmers from the youngest Age Groupers to high school and beyond. From teaching pre-schoolers to learn how-to-swim to perfecting the strokes of former college swimmers returning for advice, Don has shown a deep commitment to all of his athletes.
While in Huntington, Don also served a role as the Senior Program/Aquatics Director at the YMCA (2003-2014) and PE Teacher at Huntington North High School (2015). Previously Don was an educator and swim coach in Hagerstown (1988-91) and Head Swim Coach in Lake Placid, FL (1991-1993).
Don swam competitively at the University of Indianapolis, where he was team captain for two years, graduating in 1988 with a BS in Education. While on scholarship for swimming, he was also on scholarship with the Tennis team!
Don has had the honor of being Head coach for Team Indiana at the Midwest Zone Championships.multiple times, He has coached several clinics and has served on several committees with Indiana Swimming. He has b also been responsible for several Indiana Swimming Open Water Camps and many Open Water State Championship meets. Many of his former swimmers have gone on to swim at the collegiate level on scholarship.
Don is married to his wife Dorene, and they have a 24 yr old stepson (Ethan) , a freshman at IUPUFW (Zane), and (Corbin) a sophomore swimmer at Zionsville.
Lead Junior 2 & Evolution 2 Coach
Vanessa Myers has been coaching with
Zionsville Swim Club since 2011. She has coached all levels from
developmental to high school and masters swimming. She graduated
from Ball State University with a degree in elementary education
and aquatic administration. Vanessa currently leads both the
Evolution 2 and Junior 2 squads.
She began her career with
the Cardinal Swim Club in Muncie, Indiana as the Silver coach, and
then a coach for Lawrence Swim Team teaching the 11-14 year-olds in
the junior program. Vanessa is a developmental level 3 ASCA
3 energetic boys, Lincoln (4), Levi (2), newborn Ezra and a
wonderful supporting husband, Josh. The boys keep her busy
during the day and she loves her time at the pool in the
Lead Foundation Coach
Chris has coaching experience at the
age group (30+ seasons), high school (7 seasons), and collegiate
level (7 seasons). He has earned ASCA Level 3 certification through
his many years of coaching and athlete achievement. He is a
physical education teacher at Stout Field Elementary. In the
summer, he operates a commercial swimming pool management company,
Clearwater Pool Services, Inc.
Chris has a bachelor’s degree
from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Indiana
Wesleyan. He and his wife Michele have three sons and a daughter -
Sanders, Coleman, Will, and Jennifer.
Lead Junior 3 & Assistant Senior Coach
This is Doni's first year coaching with Zionsville SC. Doni
recently graduated with honors from Lock Haven University of
Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communication: Public Relations and
Advertising. Doni competed collegiately for for Lock Haven.
Her events included every freestyle event, but her favorites were
the 50 and the mile.
Lead Coach Evolution 3/4
Kristie Keating has been coaching with Zionsville Swim Club since 2012. She has coached all levels from developmental to high school. She graduated from Butler University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Kristie also has her masters in Special Education from Butler University.
She began her career coaching at the Country Club of Indianapolis ages 4-16. She then began coaching in Pike Township as the Head Middle School Swim Coach for 3 years .From there she transitioned to the assistant Pike High School Swim Coach. Kristie is currently one of the assistant swim coaches at Highland Country Club. She has been the assistant swim coach for Gold, Silver, Green, and White at Zionsville.
Kristie is currently the Co-Department Chair of Exceptional Learners at Pike High School. She has been working in Pike Township since 2001.
Assistant Senior Coach
Craig Howe has been coaching club and high school swimming for the past 14 years. He was head coach at Brebeuf Jesuit for 6 years. Prior to coaching at Brebeuf, Coach Howe was the head girls coach at Lebanon High School. While at Lebanon, Coach Howe converted a traditional summer swim club into a USA Swimming Club, and served as its head coach for 3 years. Upon taking the head coaching position at Brebeuf, he also accepted a position as an assistant coach with Washington Township Swim Club. While at WTSC, Coach Howe coached at all levels from age group to senior assistant. This is Coach Howe’s, fourth year with ZSC. While with ZSC, he has coached with all levels, and currently serves as the senior assistant coach. During his time coaching, Coach Howe has coached multiple Age Group and Senior State Champions, Zone qualifiers and champions, T-16 swimmers, High School State meet qualifiers and champions, High School State meet record holders, Jr. National and National level qualifiers, and Olympic Trial qualifiers.
Coach Howe and his wife Pam are both teachers in the Lebanon school system and have 3 children – Cameron, Kailie, and Mackenzie.
Assistant Age Group Coach
Mackenzie has been coaching with ZSC for 2 years. She is also an alumni of ZSC and graduated from Zionsville in 2009. She got her undergraduate degree in Sports Performance from Purdue and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from IUPUI. She currently works at an ABA center in Carmel as a therapist. Her favorite stroke is butterfly and her favorite event is the 200 IM.