Coaches & Directors

We are 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 one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Joe Ryan

Head Coach - Senior and SD3 Lead



Joe Ryan is thrilled to be a part of SLA . In recent years Joe had lead and developd our Senior Training Division which includes our WB, Compitition and Senior training group.  This year Coach Joe will turn his talents to our Deveopment Division and will be taking on the Lead for the Deve B, A and Green groups in South Lyon.   This summer marked the 13th year of coaching for Joe. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of coaching at the Grosse Pointe Lakefront League, Grosse Pointe Gators, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and has helped with the Special Olympics. Joe has .coached swimmers from beginner to nationally ranked.

Not only is Joe's coaching style about technique, it's about having fun. Swimmers really enjoy having Joe as a coach because he can connect with them so they understand what he wants them to accomplish. Patience is one of Joe's best qualities which helps him with his approach.


Doug Wood

Lead Age Group - WB and Comp Groups


Coach Wood has coached swimming and stroke technique with supportive weight training and conditioning for over 30 years. He has trained elite athletes and age group swimmers with the goal of total physical balance and developing the best all around athlete. Pioneering cross training platforms and psychological readiness with regard to performance.

Coach Wood has produced swimmers that have qualified and competed in the Olympic trials. Nurtured leadership skills that produce Captains at the college swim program level. Mentored and motivated individuals to go on to coach programs to expand swimming, water safety, physical education and community involvement to many more individuals.

Aaron Jost

Site Lead Head Coach Howell


Aaron brings to SLA a total of 14 years of being a swimmer and 7 years of coaching experience.


Originally from Newton, Kansas, Aaron began swimming when he was eight years old and had success throughout his four years on the Newton High School Varsity Team and his four years at Henderson State University. During his time at Henderson, Aaron was an all academic athlete while he obtained his Bachelors in Education, and was an assistant coach for his college swim team for a year.


Aaron moved to Michigan in 2013 where he began his teaching career in the Lansing area. From 2013 until 2018, he was an coach for the Delphinus Swim Club in Lansing, and during a portion of that time he was the coach for the Williamston High School Boys Swim and Dive team. Currently, Aaron teaches at Genesee Academy in Swartz Creek where he teachers Physical Education.  Aaron has been apart of SLA since April 2018 and looks forward to working with swimmers and strengthening their technique.

Allison Lennig

Assistant Coach


Allison brings 8+ years of swimming experience to South Lyon Aquatics and 2 years of coaching experience. She has been a part of several teams including LCSC and Plymouth HS and currently swims at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has previously coached swimmers at the age group and high school levels. She has been with South Lyon Aquatics since January 2018. She will be working with our WB group and Dev B, Dev A, and Green groups.

She is able to bring her knowledge of the sport to her athletes and help them achieve proper technique. Allison believes it is important for swimmers to gain self-confidence in and out of the pool. She can give back to the sport to help her swimmers. She is excited to be in the coaching role at SLA, and help her swimmers achieve their goals. She is currently studying Exercise Science at Wayne State and hopes to get her Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation/Counseling.


Amy McCullough

Site lead South Lyon High


Board of Directors

Adam Stage



Mary Perczak

VP Membership


Landry Roebuck



Bill Morrison

VP Team Services


Shannon Hall