Coach Matt began swimming competitively as a sophomore in high
school, with no experience in the sport. After his senior
year in high school, he attended the University of Delaware, where
he swam for all four years. During his time swimming
for UD, he began coaching, working mainly with 8 & under
swimmers for Team Delaware. Coach Matt continued
coaching with Team Delaware after graduating, eventually running
one of the practice locations. When Team Delaware became part
of Delaware Swim Team, he came aboard, and has continued with
DST in an ever-increasing role.
Coach Kaitlyn is excited to be back at DST for her second year as
one of the assistant coaches at Pike Creek working with the
Developmental and Age Group programs. She learned to swim when she
was 5 years old at Oakwood Valley Swim Club, where she has been the
Head Coach for the past three summers. Throughout her swimming
career, she qualified for Junior Olympics, several Boys and Girls
Club National meets, and Delaware High School States. She has been
on the University of Delaware Club Swim Team since her freshman
year and has qualified for the College Club National meet each
She is currently a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major at the
University of Delaware. Outside of DST, she has an internship with
the University of Delaware’s Sports Dietitian. After
graduation, she hopes to obtain a Dietetic Internship to take the
next step in becoming a Registered Dietitian. Ultimately, her goal
is to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and
work with athletes on all levels.
Coach Scot is beginning his 19th year as a professional
coach. With stops in Baltimore (The Gilman School and Mariner
Swim Club), Northern Virginia (George Mason University and Mason
Makos), Greensboro, NC (Greensboro College and STAR Aquatics), and
now in the Mid-Atlantic (Suburban Seahawks Club and University of
Delaware), Coach Scot has experience coaching a wide array of
swimmers. While coaching at Greensboro College, Scot was
named Atlantic States Coach of the Year twice while coaching the
Atlantic States and/or ODAC swimmer of the year three times. Along
with coaching NCAA Swimming at the Division I and III levels as
well as USS, Scot has coached summer league for twelve seasons and
was head water polo coach at Gilman along with serving as the first
head coach for the University of Maryland’s varsity water
Coach Scot swam at Cumberland Valley in District III and was a
four-time All-American in swimming and a third-team All-American
Water Polo player his senior year. Scot swam at the
University of Maryland, where he was captain twice, a member of the
SAAC, qualified for ACC finals 9 of the 12 times he swam individual
events, and held the Terrapins 1650 team record for four
years. After college, Scot participated in the Great
Chesapeake Bay Swim six times, winning twice. Scot is married to
Dr. Melissa Adams-Budde, a professor at West Chester University.
They and their two sons live in the Avon Grove School
Chris Clift Burslem
Coach Coop has been coaching for more than 25 years. "I've
literally coached all levels of swimming from: Minis, Age group,
Senior, YMCA, high school, college and summer club. I was a
competitive swimmer for 15 years beginning as a mini and ending my
career on the University of Delaware varsity team."
"I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of swimming. I love to teach and
learn. I love the excitement from the athletes. I love sharing in
their successes. And, most of all, I love to see them grow into
great people as they progress through this sport."
"Swim coaching has been my primary endeavor for most of my life
adult life. It's my true passion."
Pablo Marmolejo earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport
Management in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in Public
Administration in 2011 from West Virginia University. While
at WVU, he was a three-time Big East Conference Champion in the 200
Butterfly, earning NCAA All-America status in 2006 and 2007. He was
also an 11-year member of the Mexican National Team, where he was
the national record holder in the 200 Butterfly and represented
Mexico in the FINA World Championships, the Pan American Games, the
FISU World University Games, the Central American Games and the
Central American Championships.
Pablo’s coaching career began at his alma mater, WVU, where
he served as a graduate assistant from 2009-2011. He was an
assistant at the University of Delaware from 2012-2015 before
taking over as the Head Coach and Program Director at the Delaware
Swim Team. In that capacity Marmolejo has managed daily operations
of the 350-member team, which earned Top-35 national rankings by
the USA Swimming’s Club of Excellence Rating program three
times. He coached swimmers to the USA National Junior Team, the USA
Olympic Trials and the World Championship Trials. 13 of his
swimmers qualified to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans,
while he coached the DIAA Swimmers of the year twice and the PIAA
Female Swimmer of the Meet twice.
In 2018 Coach Marmolejo accepted the Swimming and Diving Head Coach
position at the University of Delaware and will remain as the
Program Director of DST. Coach Marmolejo and his wife, Kelyn, have
a newborn son, Diego, and reside in New Castle County.
Cindy Millison has been coaching for the Delaware Swim Team since
1999. She has also coached and instructed for YMCA of Delaware and
Maryland Programs and for summer league teams in the Suburban Swim
League (SSL), the North Brandywine Swim League (NBSL) and the
DELMARVA League (DSA). Coach Cindy has been USA Swimming Certified
since 1996 and holds National Certification
and Accreditation as an Interscholastic Coach with
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). She
is an active member of the PA High School Swim Coaches Assoc.
(PHSSCA) and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Assoc.
(NISCA). As Head Coach for Charter School of Wilmington
(2012-2016), she led the girls team to 3 State Championships and 1
State Runner-Up Title, and the boys team to 3 State Runner-Up
Titles and 1 State Championship Title (2016). She is currently the
Head Coach at Kennett High School, PA.
Cindy is a proud native of Burnsville, NC. She earned a dual BA in
German Language and Music from Furman University. Upon graduation
she was commissioned to the US Army and proudly served consecutive
overseas active duty tours as an Airborne-Certified operations,
administration, and maintenance and logistics officer. She has four
adult children and currently resides in Bear, DE with her husband
Keith and two dogs, Rosie and Prada.
Coach Zach has been swimming
since he was nine years old when he swam in the summer with the
Tatnall Torpedoes Swim Team. He was a four-year letter winner and
all-state swimmer for the Tatnall High School swim team and was a
member of the Delaware Swim Team his junior and senior
years. At Tatnall, Zach was also a member of the varsity
soccer and lacrosse teams. He went on to swim at the
University of Delaware for both the varsity team and the club team
during his undergraduate and graduate years. He graduated from
the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil
Engineering and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.
Zach's coaching career began
at his Tatnall Torpedoes Swim Team where he was an assistant coach
for two years and the head coach for four years. Zach began
coaching for the Delaware Swim Team in 2012 where he worked with
the Developmental and Age Group swimmers. He currently coaches the
Junior National group, and has been with that group since
2016. When he is not at the pool, Zach also works for a
transportation engineering firm.
Angela started late in the sport of swimming when she was 13 years old. She swam for her high school team, and for the Schenectady-Saratoga Swim Club. In 1998, Angela earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY where she swam competitively for four years. During her sophomore year in college, Angela began her coaching career at the Southern Saratoga County YMCA with the age group program. After graduating from St.Rose, Angela quickly realized how much she enjoyed working with children and moved to Delaware to attend the University of Delaware where she earned her Masters Degree in Education/School Counseling and became a School Counselor. Her time in grad school is the only short hiatus that she has taken from coaching since 1996. After graduating from UD in 2001, Angela served as the Head Coach at the Western YMCA for three years before coming to DST. In 2006, Angela moved to the Kennett Area YMCA eventually taking over the program until 2013 when she returned to the Delaware Swim Team. In addition to coaching for these programs, Angela also has coached many seasons in the Suburban Swim League for both YMCA's, Three Little Bakers, and Oakwood Valley over the last 15 years.
Jen A Townsend
Coach Jen has always been around the water and has been a
competitive swimmer for 14 years. She joined the Westtown Aquatics
Program when she was 10 and competed there until she graduated from
Unionville High School. While at Unionville, she swam on the
varsity swim team all 4 years and was named a co-captain of the
girls team her senior year. In college, she joined the University
of Delaware Club Swim Team and has been a member of the Nationals
Team for 4 years, holding team records in the IM and sprint
freestyle events. In the summer, Jen works as a member of the Long
Beach Township Beach Patrol and has competed as a swimmer in
multiple lifeguarding tournaments.
Jen began her coaching career for the St. Francis Sharks Summer
Swim Team on Long Beach Island, NJ. She is currently finishing up
her Marketing and Sport Management degree at UD. This will be
Jen’s second year at DST and she is excited to be at Pike
Creek with the Age Group and Developmental swimmers.