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Coaching Staff

David Lee Breiding

Head Coach

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David Breiding has been a member of the Torpedoes staff since August 2004. He has 25-years of swimming and coaching experience that began as an age group swimmer in Kent, Washington, continued as a collegiate swimmer, and now as a coach whose swimmers are competing at international and collegiate levels. Breiding was a 4-year letterman at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and held the 200 yard backstroke record for more than 15 years. He graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2004. However in 2008, he knew his passion for swimming continued and he started coaching full-time. He also obtained a math education degree from Indiana State University in 2011. In August 2014, Breiding took over the head coaching duties of the Terre Haute South Vigo High School boys and girls swim and dive programs. Breiding is married to Alison and they have 2 children, Tia and Stuart who are a part of THT. Dave has been named the THT head coach starting in April 2017. 

Danielle Revere

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Danielle has been involved with competitive swimming for over 20 years. Danielle began her swimming career with the Terre Haute Aquatic Club in 1992, then continued with THT, Terre Haute South Vigo, and Ball State University where she graduated in 2006 and earned 4 varsity letters. After college, she began swimming with the THT Masters and continues today. She has been an assistant coach with the Torpedoes since 2011 and loves sharing her love of the sport with young swimmers. Danielle lives in Terre Haute with her husband Jason and their three daughters, Rileigh, Skylar, and Irene.

Michael D Williams

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Mike Williams has been a Torpedoes Senior Group Coach since 2010.  He is also the Head Coach of both the girl’s and the boy’s swimming and diving teams at Terre Haute North Vigo High School.  Mike is a Level 2 ASCA Certified Swim Coach, and enjoys studying stroke mechanics.  A 1985 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Mike has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  He teaches biology and human anatomy at North, and believes that the work habits and balance that his athletes learn in the pool easily translate to lessons that will benefit them in the classroom and throughout life.  Mike has been married to Jeanie since 1992. Together they raise three children – Rachel, Madison, and Noah.

Melissa Giesen

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Melissa Giesen has been involved in swimming for over 20 years. In High School, she was the Florida State Champion in the 500 Freestyle. That year, she won Junior Nationals in the 500 and 1650 Freestyle. She also qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials. She continued her swimming at Indiana University. She finished school at Indiana State University with a degree in Education. For 9 years, she was a teacher and swim coach in Texas. Her family moved to Terre Haute in 2013. Currently she teaches classes at the YMCA, and is excited to start coaching swimming again for the Torpedoes. She and her husband Brian have 4 sons; Nathan, Tyler, Will, and Nolan. Nathan and Tyler carry on the tradition, and are swimmers for North.

Kathryn L Lough

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Kathryn Lough is currently a student at Indiana State University studying Exercise Science. She hopes of going into the Respiratory Therapy Program, with minors in coaching and American Sign Language. She is also part of ISU’s Riley Dance Marathon as Vice President of Engagement. Her love for the water began from an early age, and from then on she knew she had a passion for swimming. Kathryn swam in middle school and high school and her best events were the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke and managed to obtain a Varsity letter her freshman year. Though she had an injury during her freshman year that took her out of competitive swimming, it hasn’t stopped her love for the water. Along with being a Bronze/Orange/Blue coach, she is a Pool Manager, a CPO-certified AquaTech, and a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at ISU. In her off time not by a pool, you can catch her either hiking with friends, cheering for Notre Dame Football (GO IRISH!), or on the hunt for the world’s best tacos and mac and cheese!

Madison Williams

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Joel Michael Lauritzen

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Board of Directors

Joel Lauritzen

President / Bronze Rep

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Dr. Bridget Roberts-Pittman

Vice President

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Jerrilynn Bayless

Treasurer / Senior Co-Rep

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Lori Larsen

Secretary / Silver Rep

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Ross J Elliott

Meet Director

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Edie Myers

Sponsorship Chair / Senior Co-Rep

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Lisa Moore

Member-at-Large / Gold Rep

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Tracey Sarris

Member-at-Large / Blue Rep

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Justin Grant

Member-at-Large / Orange Rep

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