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GCY Coaching Staff

The coaching staff of the GCY Makos is committed to helping your child reach his or her goals.  We strive to offer the best program in Greensboro and the surrounding area and welcome your questions and feedback.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

GCY Coaching Staff

Brad Herndon

Swim Team Director and Head Coach

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Brad is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he swam all 4 years and was voted Team Captain his senior year in 1993, winning prestigous work ethic awards like the Ironman, Most Improved, and Varisity Record Holder in 2 Pirate relays.  Through more than 20 years of successful coaching experience, he has demonstrated a superior ability to coach, motivate, and positively impact young people through the sport of swimming. 

  • Career Coaching Highlights include:
    • Guiding the the GCY Makos several team championships/accomplishments including:
      • 1 USRY Regional Championship, 2014
      • 4 GYSSA League Championships, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
      • 8 Consecutive Top 10 finishes in NC for total team standings (SCY and LCM), 2014-2017
    • Individual Swimmer Accomplishments include:
      • YMCA National Champion, 100 Back
      • NC Senior/HS State Champions in the 100 back, 100 back, 1650 freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 50 freestyle, 400 Free, 800 Free, 1500 Free, as well as multiple top 3 (podium) finishes in the 50 free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 200 IM, 100 back, 100 butterfly, 400 Free, 800 Free, 1500 Free, and the 100 breastroke.
      • Multiple swimmers in all 4 strokes to individual NC Swimming 14-under State Championships and numerous NC Select Camp Invities, NC IMX Camp Invitees
      • Over 20 GCY swimmers have now earned YMCA All-American status under Brad's leadership, well over 30 have finished with National rankings.  
      • Most recently, swimmers from GCY's National group have achieved multiple national level time standards, including:
        • 1 US Open Qualifying Time
        • 4 Summer Junior National Qualifying Times
        • 2 Winter Senior National Qualifying Times
        • Multiple Winter Junior National qualifying times
        • Multiple USA Futures Qualifiers (past 3 seasons)
        • Multiple YMCA National Time Standards

Brad has consistently demonstrated his ability to run effective practices at all levels, teaching successfull stroke details to mass audiences (as well as small groups/individuals) in interesting and innovative ways.   He has also excelled in mentoring other coaches, has strong management and organizational skills, and posses a true passion for the sport of swimming. 

Brad has competed very successfully in various sports including swimming.  He completed the 2011 Lousiville Ford Ironman Triathlon, qualified and completed the 2012 Boston Marathon, and he had a top 10 finish at the 2012 US Masters National Championships held in the Spring in Greensboro, NC, and a podium (top 3) finish at the 2015 NC Open Water Champs!  While at East Carolina he won Most Improved Swimmer and the Ironman Award, as well as Scholastic All-Conference.

Brad is currently ASCA Level 3 Certified, and will become ASCA Level 4 by end of current season!  The team has consistemtly grown from a little over 100 swimmers in the Fall of 2011 to now more than 400 active swimmers in the Fall of 2017!

He welcomes your calls or emails about the program at anytime:

  • 336-543-8000
  • gcymakos@gmail.com

Stuart Nichols Moffitt

Site Director, Bryan YMCA

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Scott Bowser

Site Director, Ragsdale and Hayes-Taylor

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Regina Michelle Robertson

Age Group Coach, Bryan/Spears

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Coach Regina leads the Age Group programs at both Bryan YMCA and Spears YMCA.  She has been with GCY for over 4 years and has led practices at every level, including Makos, AG, Senior Prep, Senior, National Prep, National, and even Masters.  A 4 year collegiate swimmer, she is a multi-event ODAC Conference Championship finalist, every year, and holds Greensboro College team record in the 50 freestyle and appears on the swim teams All Time Top 10 List in various events.  It is not uncommon to see Regina swimming with her groups or practicing with the National team.

Regina's swimmers have earned trips to NC's 14&Under Championships and last year she had her first NC Select Camp qualifier (Top 5 finish at JO's).  Regina has helped coach on various Cocoa Beach Team Travel Trips and has quickly become a swimmer favorite to have on deck at all levels.

Cheina M Robertson

Site Director, Spears YMCA

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Mathew J Restrepo

Site Director, National Team Tech Coach

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Katielyn A Johnston

Co-Site Director, Ragsdale YMCA

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Julie K Greene

Assistant Coach, Bryan YMCA

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Erin Burton

Co-Site Director, Ragsdale YMCA

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Sally P Lewis

Assisitant Coach

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Joanne Wainwright

Masters Coach

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Jamie Arthur Miller

Masters Coach

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Reginald J Miller

Makos Assistant Coach, Hayes-Taylor YMCA

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Edward Jacob Clemons

Makos Assistant Coach, Bryan YMCA

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Tyler Curtis Smiley

Assistant Coach, Bryan YMCA

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David Ellis Jones

AG Lead, National Team Tech Coach

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Dylan M Belles

Coach

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Jacob B Mendelson

National Team Assistant Coach

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