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Coach Doug is in his third year as the
CEO/Head Coach of EMAC.
Doug began coaching in 2002 at START
Aquatics in NC. From 2002-2010, as Head Coach and Partner,
Coach Doug helped build STAR Aquatics into one of the best teams in
the Southeast. STAR Aquatics went from unranked to 2nd at NC
Age Group Champs, while the girls won NC Senior Champs in 2010.
From 2008 to 2010, STAR Aquatics amassed over 15 NC State
Records. In his final year, the team qualified 10 swimmers
for Junior Nationals, while the team earned its first USA Swimming
Bronze Medal Status. STAR Aquatics earned Silver Medal status
the following year.
A Pennsylvania native, Coach Doug, his wife
Chrissy, and their son, Dougie, relocated to Lower Macungie in 2010
to raise their family closer to home. They've since added two
children, Addie and Owen.
From 2010-2012, as the Head Coach of LVA,
Coach Doug improved the team performance significantly. The
team improved from 26th to 6th at MA Senior Champs. Two
swimmers earned their Junior National cuts, while two other
age-group swimmers earned USA top-5 rankings in individual events.
From 2012-2014, Doug served as the Director
of Compettive Aquatics for the Hunterdon County YMCA. The HCY
Stingrays improved from 5 YMCA national qualifiers to 21
while doubling the revenue of Competitive
From 2015-2017, Coach Doug helped BLUE
Eagle improve from a relatively obscure team to one of the leaders
in Middle Atlantic. During that time, BLUE improved their VCC
score from 81,742 to 137,743, jumping from 35th in MA to 16th.
Fifty-four percent of BLUE athletes earned an IMX score,
compared to the national average of 13%. During his tenure,
with the assistance of an outstanding volunteer base, BLUE
established themselves as one of Middle Atlantic's most trusted
meet hosts, hosting 2016 and 2017 LC Silver Champs, 2016 Bronze
Champs, and 2016 MA Mid-Winter Classic.
Over the last two years, Coach Doug has
spent much of his time promoting growth and change at EMAC.
He has worked to assemble one of the strongest coaching staffs
anywhere. In the process, EMAC has made dramatic
improvements, having just come off the best year by far in both SCY
and LCM VCC Scores.
Coach Doug also serves as the Chair of the
Technical Planning Committee for Middle Atlantic Swimming.
As an East Penn resident, he is honored to serve as a
steward for the sport of swimming in the East Penn School District
and surrounding areas.
Tim has been a teacher in the East
Penn School District for over 20 years. He recently moved
from Eyer Middle School to the Emmaus High School, where he enjoys
being more involved with the swimmers on a daily
He began at EMAC in September of 1996 and
was named Head Age Group Coach in October of that
During his tenure at EMAC Tim was part of
the expansion in purchasing the Emmaus High School Team's second
home in Millbrook Farms, which was a year-round training facility.
At this time, EMAC went through not just the physical growth of a
training facility, but a team growth as well. Progressively,
EMAC's Age Group Program grew, as did their lessons and Senior
Group through the idea of providing a foundation for all athletes
to be prepared to swim all events, but also to compete against
other teams and even against their own teammates.
Coach O was appointed to the USA Swimming
Age Group Coaches Association Coaches Clinic at the USA Training
Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1998 and then he was named
an Assistant Coach for the Middle Atlantic Zone Swim Team
Championships for both the winter and summer teams of 1999. He was
then named Head Coach for both Zone Team events in 2000. The Middle
Atlantic Team won the winter championship. During his tenure at
EMAC our swimmers qualified and competed annually for this
He stepped down from head coaching duties
after the 2007 season but since 2010 he has progressively been
showing up more and more at EMAC to assist in a variety of ways,
including now serving as the Head Senior Coach for
Tim's high school teams have won a
combined 7 State Championships. He was elected into the
Pennsylvania Aquatics Hall of Fame in 2015 and he is active with
the PA High School Swim Coaches Association.
Tim is married to his wife, Tracie, who is
a teacher at Eyer Middle School. They have two children -
Molly and Bailey.
Jason began swimming
competitively as an 8 year old for Trident Swim Club and competed
for WET/PAAC over the fall and winter. Jason graduated from
Parkland High School in 2004 where he was a three-time district
champion in the 100 backstroke, team record holder for the 100
backstroke and 200 medley relay, and member of a state champion
His first coaching
experience occurred in 2002 as the 9-10 age group assistant at
Trident Swim Club. Jason led the age group from 2003-2006 while
also being the team's head coach in 2006, and was an assistant
coach from 2007-2009. In 2008, he joined Emmaus High School
as an assistant while also
coaching all levels within EMAC. In 2012 Jason became head coach at
Salisbury High School where he led the boys team to both District
XI District Champions and PIAA State Champions in AA. In 2014 after
a year off he joined Nazareth High School as an assistant for 2
years before returning to Emmaus High School and EMAC in 2016. In
2017 he left again for an opportunity at Blue Eagle Swim Team to
become their lead 8&under coach while also assisting with
Nazareth High School. He remained there for 2 years before
returning to EMAC yet again to lead the 8&under
Jason graduated from
Duquesne University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer
Programming. Jason is currently employed with Computer Aid
Incorporated as a programmer and works at their corporate building
in Allentown. He currently resides in Macungie with his wife Gwen
and their two children Jemma and Chase.
An alumnus of both EMAC and the EHS Swim
Team, Phil studied History and German Literature at Franklin and
Marshall College (2013) and did his graduate studies at the
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (2017).
Since then he's worked on projects in international relations,
however he maintains an infinite preference for the Lehigh Valley
over the likes of Washington DC or Manhattan. He initially coached
summers for the Macungie Bears, the team on which he grew up,
before joining the Lehigh Country Club coaching staff in 2016.
During the winter, he's previously coached at Rodale's YES I CAN
program. In additional to a focus on technique and fun, Coach Phil
hopes to leave his swimmers with an interest in history,
philosophy, and literature.
This is Greg's first
year coaching with EMAC. Originally from Bethlehem, he has
been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven with the
following organizations: Hanover Stingrays (Suburban Swim League),
Bethlehem YMCA, and Liberty High School. At Liberty High
School, Greg was coached by Reik Foust and was a four-year District
11 qualifier in multiple events. Additionally, Greg has two
years of coaching experience with the Hanover Stingrays. He
was also the pool manager at the Hanover Township Community Center
for four years where he managed the Red Cross certified swim lesson
program and provided instruction to the top level group. Greg has a
Bachelors of Science in Education form Indiana University of
Pennsylvania (Dec. 2011) and his Masters from Louisiana State
University (Aug. 2015).
Lovett grew up in the Lehigh Valley, swimming for Emmaus Aquatic
Club and Emmaus High School before continuing her swimming career
at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she transitioned
her athletic efforts to triathlon. As a member of the
U.S. Junior National Triathlon Team, she raced internationally in
Japan, Mexico, and New Zealand. Having spent the past 25 years
racing triathlon, she never really left the swimming pool. She now
competes in master’s swimming meets. She recently returned to
her roots as acoachof
the new EMAC triathlon team, and has continued on as an assistant
Currently, Coach Pat is coaching the Salisbury H.S. Varsity Boys
and Girls Swimming Teams. He is in his third year at Salisbury.
Since taking over at Salisbury, he has produced numerous District
Champions on both the Boys and Girls side as well as 4 Boys
Individual State Championships and 2 runner-ups. Prior to
Salisbury, Pat was an Asst. Coach at Emmaus H.S. where he worked
closely with his brother Tim to continue the great swimming
traditions among their Boys and Girls teams.
Pat has also coached at the Collegiate level, (2004-2006) at
Misericordia University and the H.S. level as far back as 1990 at
Wyoming Seminary Prep. He has worked as a volunteer coach at the
world renowned Stanford Swim Camp under the leadership of the
legendary College and Olympic Coach, Richard Quick. In addition,
and prior to his positions here in the Lehigh Valley, Pat worked,
trained and coached in New Zealand from 2008 to 2013 under former
Triathlon New Zealand Olympic Coach (Athens) Stephen Farrell at the
renowned North Harbor Triathlon Club. Pat started out as a swim and
technique coach and ended his stint as Director of Aquatics and
Director of the Jr. Tri Club at North Harbor prior to returning
home in April 2013.
"I believes that technique is the cornerstone of successful and
consistent swimming and hard work, alone, will not get our swimmers
where they want to be. I look forward to working with all groups to
share my experiences and expertise to enable all EMAC swimmers to
achieve their goals. Last, I look forward to offering a youth
triathlon program heading into the summer months!! Keep an eye out
for correspondence in the near future."