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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 fifth 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.

Christopher Marquiss

Head Age Group Coach

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Chris started his swimming career at age 6 on a recreational team in Jacksonville, Florida. At age 9 he moved to Brookfield, Wisconsin and joined his first competetive swim team. At this time his main events were sprint freestyle and backstroke,which were good enough to qualify him for the Wisconsin Zone Team. At 14 he moved to Ohio and swam with the STARS through high school. During this time, he transitioned into a mid-distance swimmer then back to sprint freestyle and butterfly. He qualified for the Junior National meet at 18 just before going to Case Western Reserve University where he would swim for two more years. He ended up joining the STARS as a coach in 2013 and has coached just about every group since.

 

Douglas Champoir

Lead Dev. 2 and 3

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Grace Perlberg

Lead Pre-Comp.

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Grace Perlberg started coaching in 2021 and has been teaching at Goldfish Swim School since 2020. She is a current student at Solon High School who will be graduating in 2023 and is planning on going into Physical Therapy for college. She also has been swimming for Stars since she was 8 years old and her favorite event is the 200 IM. She is currently a 2x state qualifier and GCC swimmer of the year for 2022 along with holding a multitude of Solon Stars Records. She plans to continue her swimming career in college and in her free time she enjoys baking and coloring.

Nicole Iselin

Lead Dev 1 Coach

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Nikki started swimming at the age of 5, and competitively swam for LESD until leaving for college. She also swam for Hawken School, and was a 4x state qualifier in breaststroke and IM events, as well as being a 2x state champion on medley relays. Nikki continued to swim at Bucknell University, where she swam for four years, and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education.

Nikki began coaching in the summer of 2003, and coached the Richmond Heights Sharks until 2008. After graduating college in 2009, Nikki moved back home for a year, and served as the assistant coach and head middle school coach at Orange. Nikki and her husband moved to Washington, DC in 2011, and she coached for the Maret School, and was the head coach for Falls Church High School from 2014-2017. Additionally, Nikki spent nine summers as an assistant coach for the Arlington Holy Mackerels. 

Nikki and her family moved back to Ohio in 2020, and she recently completed her second year as the head coach at Laurel School. She lives in Shaker Heights with her husband and young son, and she is a fourth grade teacher in Beachwood Schools.

Forrest Campbell

Assistant Coach

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Jonah Venos

Assistant Coach

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