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Coaches & Directors

Coaching Staff

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Coaching Staff

David Allen Perchinske Jr.

Head Coach; Lead SR 1-3

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Coach Perchinske is entering his fourth year as Head Coach and Director of the Solon Stars Swim Club.  In addition to these duties, he teaches in the Solon City Schools District and serves as the head coach of the high school program and pool director.  Previously, Coach Perchinske worked for six years with the Shaker Sharks and two years with the Dublin Sea Dragons, as well as several high school swim Teams (South Columbus, Shaker Heights, and Cuyahoga Heights High Schools).  Coach Perchinske graduated from John Carroll University with a BA in History and a minor in Education.  He also holds an MEd in Social Studies and Global Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an EdS in Administration and a Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.  As a competitive swimmer, Coach Perchinske swam for the Solon Stars, Solon High School, and John Carroll University swim Teams.  In his spare time, he enjoys lifting, playing banjo, RVing with his wife and dog, and attending music festivals.

Kevin Harrod

Associate Head Coach; Lead AG 2-3

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Kevin Harrod joined the Solon Stars in August of 2007. In his time as Head Age Group Coach and Associate Head Coach he has helped develop multiple Zone, Sectional, and Junior National qualifiers. He was named LESI Age Group Coach of the Year for the 2014-2015 season. Additional he has served as a coach for 9 Lake Erie Zone Teams. He is a past member of the LESI Board of Directors and currently serves on several LESI Committees.

His past coaching experiences include serving as the Head Coach for the Lakewood Recreation Swim Team from 2001-2007, Assistant Coach for the Baldwin-Wallace College Men;s and Women's teams from 1997-2000 were he helped produce the first Men's NCAA Division 3 qualifier in school history. He served as a student-assistant coach for the Cleveland State University's Men's team for the 1996-1997 season.

Coach Kevin graduated from Cleveland State University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology. He swam for 4 years at Cleveland State. He swam for 2 years at Cleveland Heights. He currently resides in Cleveland Heights.

Douglas Champoir

Lead Dev. 2 and 3

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Cassidy Powers

Lead Dev. 1 a and b

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Alexis Jean DiMatteo

Lead Pre-Comp.; Assistant Dev 1 a and b

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Taylor Ann Shene

Lead Pre-Comp.; Assistant Dev 1 a and b

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