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Zionsville Swim Club Staff

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 administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Eric Meyer

Head Coach - Senior 1 & 2

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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, LLC

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 fans! 

Don Cozad

Head Age Group Coach - JR1 & EV1

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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.

Vanessa Myers

Lead Junior 2 & Evolution 2 Coach

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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 coach.

Vanessa has 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 evenings!

Chris Modglin

Lead Foundation Coach

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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.

Doni Matrone

Lead Junior 3 & Assistant Senior Coach

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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. 

Kristie Keating

Lead Coach Evolution 3/4

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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.

Craig Howe

Assistant Senior Coach

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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. 

Mackenzie Berger

Assistant Age Group Coach

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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.
Board of Directors

President ZSC

Brooks Mattice

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VicePresident ZSC

Laura DelVecchio

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ClubAdministrator ZSC

Kris Barksdale

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Treasurer ZSC

Corrine Hendershot

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Secretary ZSC

Stephanie Heiser

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SocialChair ZSC

Jessica Berry

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