Brian Ware grew up in Clinton, MS, achieving several state records and Junior National time standards as an age group swimmer. He began coaching for the Mississippi Makos in 1991 with only 8 swimmers and has steadily built the program to become a state champion with a current team roster of over 250 swimmers. Brian is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he was a three-year scholarship swimmer. While swimming for UK, Brian was a three-year conference scorer and two year SEC academic all-conference.
Over the years, Brian has produced an Olympic trial qualifier, Senior National qualifer, numerous Junior National Level swimmers, state record holders and individual state champions. He has served several positions on the Mississippi Swimming Board. Brian has served as General Chairman, Admin Vice-Chairman, Technical Planning Chairman, Senior Vice-Chairman, and Coaches Representative as well as coaching for the Mississippi Zone Team. In 2003, Brian received the Conoco/Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award from USA Swimming in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the sport of swimming. Brian shared this award with his twin brother Eddie. During high school season, Brian also coaches the Madison Central High School Swim Team and was named the MHSAA Boys Coach of the Year in 1999, MHSAA Coach of the year in 2015 and MS Preps All-State Girls Coach of the Year in 2015. He was also elected Senior Coach of the year in Mississippi Swimming in 2016.
Brian is married to Allison and has a son Reed, son Cooper (10), and daughter Sarah Payton (6).
Head Age Group Coach LK & Northeast
Eddie Ware is originally from Clinton, MS, and began coaching the Mississippi Makos in 1992. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he was a four-year scholarship swimmer. While swimming at UK, he was a three-year conference scorer and two year SEC Academic All-Conference. Eddie was also awarded the Scholastic Award (highest GPA on team) and Coaches Award during his swimming career at UK.
As an age group swimmer in Mississippi , Eddie set several state records and achieved Junior National time standards. Eddie was named American Swimming Coaches Association Age Group Coach of the Year in Mississippi for 2003. He has served several positions for Mississippi Swimming and currently holds the position of Senior Vice-Chairman. Eddie has served as the head or assistant coach for the Mississippi Zone Team numerous times. With his brother Brian, he was the winner of the 2003 Conoco/Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award. Eddie also coaches the Clinton High School Swim Team.
Marcy W Rushing
Lead Assistant Coach Clinton
Marcy Warriner Rushing grew up in Brandon, Mississippi swimming at the age of four. She swam with the Sunkist swim team throughout her high school career earning a full swimming scholarship to the University of Alabama. There she was a three time NCAA Division I All-American, three time school record holder, two time Olympic Trial Qualifier(2000 and 2004), and a Canadian National Champion.
Rushing is currently in her eleventh year coaching as an assistant coach for numerous club teams throughout Mississippi and Alabama. She has served four years on the Mississippi Swimming Board, served as a Mississippi Zone coach, and has helped numerous athletes win college scholarships.
Marcy and her husband Tim have three children, Abbie 8, Ellie 6 and Kent 3. They currently live in Clinton. Rushing coaches the MS Makos Swim Team at the Clinton Healthplex.