Carl Shallenberger- 2018 Head Coach
Carl has been coaching since 2000. He has coached with the Western Reserve Seariders and Kent Roosevelt High School before moving to FAST and Firestone in 2007-2009. Carl became the Aquatics and Team director for the YMCA of Wooster in 2010. Carl swam for the Western Reserve Seariders, swam and ran for Field High School as well as the Ashland Eagles during College. In Carl's spare time he reads a lot.
Erin Crabtree - 13-14 Coach
Erin Crabtree grew up in Wooster, OH with two younger brothers who also both swam (one being Coach Adam). Erin was a state qualifier in both Volleyball and Swimming in High School, earning All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio, All-American Consideration and Academic All-American honors in swimming. She then went on to swim at the University of Akron,earning the Mid-American Conference Congressional Award, was on the Student Athlete Advisory Council, and lectured to fellow student athletes on Athletic Awareness on Detecting, Coping and Preventing Abuse. Erin graduated with an education degree in Social Studies and then a masters degree in School Administration. Erin also holds a Level 3 USA Swimming certification.
Erin started her coaching career in high school, continuing to coach through college, and then took teaching positions with Brunswick High School and GlenOak High School and was the Head Varsity Swim Coach for both schools. Erin remained teaching and coaching for 14 years, coaching all levels from beginning swimmers to Olympic Trial Qualifiers and helped student-athletes earn scholarships and move on to college level swimming Div. I to Div. III. Erin was voted her Conference Coach of the Year on two occasions and County Coach of the Year on three occasions throughout her career with high school swimming. Erin developed a team from seven swimmers to a program of over 45 each year. Through this growth, the school record books were rewritten, as well as qualifying the school's first boy and girl to the OHSAA State Tournament. Her athletes have earned All-American, Academic All-American, All-Ohio and Conference MVP honors.
Erin has been with HEAT with the National, Senior and Elite groups for the past 9 years. Prior to coming to HEAT, Erin was the Head Coach of two other clubs, coaching athletes from beginning level swimmers to USA Jr. National Qualifiers. Erin has now made the transition to HEAT's Head Age Group Coach and will be working with all the groups throughout the HEAT program. Erin will also be teaching the Aquatic Gym Classes at Eastwoods with the 4th and 5th graders in Hudson City Schools.
Rich Szczepinski - 11-12 Coach
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