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Coaching Staff

Mook Rhodenbaugh

Head Coach, National Team Coach

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Mook started his coaching career with the Dallas Aquatic Club in 1986 and was named the Head Coach of DAC in 1989. He became the Head Coach of the Dallas Mustangs in 1992, after DAC merged with the Mustang Swim Club.  He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, where he started age group swimming with the Cincinnati Marlins at age 6.

He was world ranked in 100 backstroke and 200 IM events, and was 5-time National Champion in the mid-1980s. He represented the United States in international competition every year from 1981 to 1988 and was a gold medalist as a member of the 1986 USA World Championship Team that competed in Madrid, Spain.  He broke three national high school records while attending Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati - the 100 back his junior year, and the 100 back and 200 IM during his senior year.

Mook is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU). As a member of the SMU Mustang swim team he achieved All-American honors and was named Captain of the team his Senior year. He swam on the SMU medley relay team that once held the American record and was the NCAA champion in the 100 back in 1986.

Mook was an Assistant Coach at SMU from 1988 - 1991. He was voted USA Swimming Southwestern Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1991 and USA Swimming North Texas Senior Coach of the Year in 1995 and 2000. He was recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the Pentathlon National Coach of the Year for 2004. In 2007 he was selected as an assistant coach for the USA Swimming Junior National Team that competed in Hawaii.  And in 2008, he was selected to the USA Junior National Coaching Staff for the the World Junior Championships in Monterrey, Mexico.  Also in 2008, Mook led the Dallas Mustangs to the team championship at United States Swimming's Long Course Junior National Championships.

Doug Moyse

Head Age-Group Coach/HP Gold & Silver II

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Doug Moyse came to the Dallas Mustangs in 1999. Prior to joining our team Doug was with the Tom Landry Sports Medicine and Research Center. As Aquatic Fitness Coordinator, he was in charge of a variety of aquatic programs and assisted with the coaching of the Masters Swim Program. Before joining the Landry Center, Doug was athletic and aquatics director at the Lincoln City Club and the Signature Athletic Club.

Prior to relocating to Dallas, the Louisville, Kentucky native was an age-group and strength coach for the Lakeside Swim Club. The strength and dry land programs developed for the national team by Doug had an impact - one of the national team members was "Madame Butterfly", Mary T. Meagher, former world record holder in the Women's 200 Meter Butterfly.

Doug has a Bachelors degree in Business from Wright State and a Masters degree in Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.

He is part of a current FINA World Masters Record 200-Meter Free Relay (short course) record which has stood for over seven years. Coincidentally, Dallas Mustangs Head Coach Mook Rhodenbaugh is also on the relay.

Hannah Ferrin

HP Gold/Silver II Coach

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Hannah began swimming competitively for the Dallas Mustangs at age 8, and swam her way through the Silver, Silver II, Gold, and National groups. While competing for the Mustangs, Hannah also swam for Highland Park High School, where she was part of two State Championship teams and placed 3rd in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, setting a school record, at the UIL State Championship Meet her Senior year. Additionally, she was part of the state record setting relay teams in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle Relays in 2008 and 2009. She achieved All-State status in seven events (50, 100, 200, and 500 free, 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM) and was named to the All-American team her Senior year.

She went on to swim for two years at New Mexico State University, helping her team finish second at the WAC Conference Championship in 2010 and finished 11th in the 100 butterfly.  The following year, she had top 10 finishes in both the 100 and 200 fly, and also earned Academic All-WAC honors.  Hannah continued her swimming career at SMU where she earned two top 16 finishes in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly at the C-USA Championships.  Academically, she received C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, was mentioned on the Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2013.  Hannah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from SMU and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Texas A&M University. 

Currently, she teaches Psychology and Sociology in addition to being the Assistant Varsity and JV Swim Coach at Highland Park High School. She also coaches for Lakewood Country Club and Dallas Aquatic Masters. 

 

Hugo Martinez

Loos Gold Coach

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Hugo grew up in Mexico City where he started his swimming career. He and his family moved to Dallas where he swam his teenage years for City of Plano prior to attending and swimming at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he specified in sprint butterfly and freestyle. Hugo swam in Mexican Nationals from 2010-2013 and made the Mexican select meet where he placed 6th in the 100 butterfly.
 
He now resides in Dallas with his wife Denisa Smolenova - a two time Olympic swimmer representing Slovakia.  
 

Paul Robinson

Loos Silver Coach

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Paul grew up and still resides in Richardson, Texas.  He attended the University of Florida, where he was a nineteen time NCAA All-American and SEC Swimmer of the Year.  Paul competed internationally as part of the USA national team where he was a gold medalist at the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow Russia, gold medalist at the 1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis, top 8 finalist at the US Olympic Trials, medalist at the Pan Pacific (Tokyo), League of European Nation Championships (Rome), and World Championships (Perth). Paul completed the Ironman Florida four times between 2003 and 2009 and was the fastest American to swim the English Channel in 2011.  
His main focus is developing swimmers through a multi-focused program of skill development, flexibility, fitness, racing skills, and mental preparation. We will focus on helping our swimmers achieve their long-term goals through planned short-term objectives.   

He is married to Bridget Robinson and has two daughters – Katherine and Victoria.  Paul is currently a Vice President in Financial Analysis at Citigroup in Irving.  

Griffin Hurst Marshall

Loos Bronze I & II Coach

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Griffin Marshall is in his fifth year coaching the Silver and Bronze groups at our Highland Park location. Griffin is not only a coach for the Mustangs, but also a former swimmer for the Mustangs! He swam for the team in high school under Coach Mook, and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a swimming scholarship. After graduating in 2007, he coached for the Cincinnati Marlins for 2 years before moving back home to Dallas. He currently also works for a morning radio show for 570 KLIF and is excited for another year with the Mustangs!

 

 

Jennifer Jordan

HP Silver/Bronze Coach

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Jennifer joined Dallas Mustangs in 2012 as a bronze coach at HP. She has an extensive swimming history beginning in Indiana where she was a high school state champion and culminating at SMU where she was a 6 time Division I All –American in the 100 and 200 backstrokes.  She also had the opportunity to compete in the 1988 Olympic Trials. A former competitive triathlete, Jennifer has continued to swim masters on a regular basis.

Outside of the pool, Jennifer maintains an active medical practice as an ear, nose and throat surgeon in East Dallas.   Jennifer has two equally active children: Brooke, who swims for the Dallas Mustangs, and Luke, who plays elite ice hockey.

Jennifer’s love of teaching and passion for swimming give her the energy to maintain this busy schedule. 

Mindaugas Sadauskas

HP Silver, Bronze

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Mindaugas has been involved with swimming since he was 9 years old. He started his swimming career in a small town in Lithuania - Panevezys.  After graduating from high school, Mindaugas continued his swimming career at the Southern Methodist University, where he swam for the SMU Mustangs. Mindaugas graduated with his bachelor degree in Markets and Culture and moved to the United Kingdom, where he swam with the best swimmers in the world while completing his masters degree. He graduated with Masters degree in International Logistics and Chain Supply Management at Plymouth University. 

 

Mindaugas is passionate about swimming and he loves to work on the stroke techniques and bring kids up to the next level of swimming. 

 

Summary: Participated in the 2012 Olympic Games, Voted three time MVP for SMU varsity team, Student-Athlete of the 2012 Year at Southern Methodist University, NCAA DI Academic All-American for high academic achievements, SMU record holder, Participated 8 times in FINA World Swimming Championships, Participated 8 times in LEN European Swimming Championships, Multiple-time National record holder.

Kim Engen

HP/Loos Bronze Coach

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Martina Moravcova Valko

WR Bronze

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During her swimming career, Martina was one of the leading female swimmers in the world.  She represented her native country of Slovakia at five consecutive Olympic Games (1992-2008) and many World and European Championships. She is a two time Olympic silver medalist in 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle, missing a gold by only 0.08sec. Since 1993 she rarely failed to win a medal at a major championship. Her collection consists of 67 medals: 2-Olympic, 22-World championships and 43-European medals. She broke 3-World, 16-European and 207-Slovak national records. She also won 105 gold medals at the FINA World Cups and become the overall winner of the WC Series three times. 

In 1995 Martina accepted a scholarship offer at SMU in Dallas. In only four and half years, she completed  two university degrees, an undergraduate degree in business (1998) and a graduate degree in economics (2000) while earning 14 NCAA titles and many awards.  After graduation from SMU in 1999, she signed an endorsement contract with TYR Sports and was the face of the brand for 8 years. During that time she taught stroke clinics and inspired many young swimmers across the US. She is an active member of the FINA Athlete commission. During summers she runs her successful swim camps for young Slovak swimmers.  

She retired from competitive swimming in 2012.  In 2010 she gave birth to a daughter Karolina, whom swims at WR Bronze group. She is married to a lawyer Martin Valko, and has two young children, Karolina (2010) and Michal (2013). For more info go to: www.martinamoravcova.com

Fanny Sinnott

WR Bronze

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Fanny joined The Dallas Mustangs in 2011. She has been involved in some aspect of swimming for most of her life,  beginning as an All American Swimmer and Synchronized Swimmer. The oldest of nine swimming siblings,  Fanny is the sister of SMU Head Coach, Eddie Sinnott.  

A graduate of USC, she moved to Dallas and has been teaching school for the past 18 years.  Fanny also teaches Irish Dance and is an instructor for the Summer Swimming Program run  by her brother at SMU.

Caitlin Koranda

WR Bronze

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Caitlin joined the Dallas Mustangs at age 9 on the Silver team and swam through high school on the National team. Since graduating from The University of Alabama in 2015, Caitlin has been working as a water infrastructure civil engineer at a North Dallas consulting firm. Caitlin is a member of the Dallas Aquatic Masters swim team and enjoys open water swimming. She is thrilled  to be a part of her youth swim team as a coach. Go Mustangs!

Board of Directors

Jeroen Van Cauwelaert

President

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Greg Seidel

Meet Director

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Lisa Steed

Treasurer

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Lia Oberstar-Brown

Registration

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Jim Tchoukaleff

Vice President

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Shelly Chambers

Website/Communications

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