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Coaches & Directors

Our excellent staff is here to support your needs. 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 administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Eric Peterson peterson_e@shaker.org, call 216-295-4163 or email swimteamoffice@shakerswimming.org.

Coaching Staff

Eric B Peterson

Head Coach, Sr. & Sr. Elite, Masters

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Coach Peterson is entering his 14th year with the Shaker program. He is the head coach for the Shaker Heights High School program. Prior to coming to Shaker, Coach Peterson was the head coach for the Kent Roosevelt High School team and the Western Reserve Seariders.  In his 20+ years as a coach, he has earned multiple honors.  For high school Coach Peterson has been named Lake Erie League Coach of the Year multiple times, serves on the Ohio High School Swim Coaches Association Executive Board, has coached All-Americans, All-Ohio, and All League swimmers.  In year round swimming, Coach Peterson is an American Swim Coaches Association certified coach Level III, has served on the Lake Erie Swimming Board of Directors and has been an Assistant and Head Lake Erie Zone Coach several times.  As a Masters coach he has been named a 2011 Kelly O'Brien Coaching Award by United States Masters Swimming.  This is the second highest award given by Masters Swimming.  Coach Peterson is currently a swim instructor at Woodbury Elementary School. 

Brendan Pham

Asst. Coach-Jr. Sharks, Gold, & AG

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Brendan has been coaching with the Sharks since its inception. He works primarily with age group program. He is also the head coach of the Shaker Heights Middle School Swim Team. Brendan is a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and Cleveland State University with a degree in mathematics. When not a swim practice or a meet, Brendan also enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids in Solon.

Maggie Endre

Asst. Coach- Jr. Sharks, Gold, & AG

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David Perchinske

Asst. Coach Sr. 1 & Sr. 2, and Sr. 3

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Coach Perchinske is currently in his 5th year with the Shaker Sharks.  He works primarily with the Senior groups.  Previously, he has coached two yeas as an assistant coach for the City of Dublin Sea Dragons (USA Swimming), as well as several high school swim teams (South Columbus, Shaker Heights and Cuyahoga Heights).  Coach Perchinske graduated from John Carroll University where he earned a B.A. of Arts in History and a minor in Education.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Illinois.  As a competitive swimmer, Coach Perchinske swam for Solon High School, and later John Carroll University.  Currently, Coach Perchinske is teaching in Solon where he also serves as an assistant coach for their High School swim teams.  In his spare time, Coach Perchinske enjoys eating, watching movies, hanging out with friends and lifting. 

EJ J McIlduff

Asst. Coach- Jr. Sharks, Gold, & AG

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Ej joined us back in the spring of 2016.  He comes to SHSH with 10 plus years of coaching and swimming.  Competitively he swam four years of high school, two of which under Coach Eric's direction.  He attended both Kent State and Akron for Early Childhood Education.  EJ has worked with a variety of age groups ranging from Parent/Child up to age group and masters. This past year he helped coach at The Country Club in Pepper Pike.  He is an avid Cleveland fan, a bit geeky, and classic movie fan.

Alyce M Sheerer

Asst. Coach- Jr. Sharks, Gold, & AG

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Alyce is in her 1st year coaching with the Shaker Sharks Swimming Team.  She comes to us from Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband who works at the Cleveland Clinic.  Alyce comes to us with a wealth of swimming experience at the high school and collegiate level.  She brings her passion from previous coaching experiences to our team.  She is currently teaching Special Education on the west side of Cleveland.  When Alyce is not coaching swimming she enjoys volunteering with Camp COLEY, an over night camp in New Jersey.  Alyce has also coached water polo.

Arthur R Tuggle

Asst. Coach- Jr. Sharks, Gold, & AG

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Arthur is a 2016 graduate of Shaker Heights High School.  He is currently enrolled at Cleveland State University.  Arthur was a 4 year varsity letter winner on the Shaker Heights High School Swimming and Diving teams.  He comes to us with a passion for the sport and a great rapport with young swimmers.  He keeps the swimmers engaged in their learning as also helps to teach them his passion for the sport.  

Board of Directors

Jennifer Bopple

Treasurer

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Eric Peterson

Head Coach/Executive Director

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Mark Assel

Board Member

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Elyse Gustafson

Board President

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Jennifer Kuhel

Board Member

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David Miklos

Board Member

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