Maggie has been the backbone of the COR Swim team since 1981. She is the club’s Head Coach and currently coaches the Senior Swimmers. Maggie has coached Junior National Swimmers, National Age Group Champions, TAGS Champions and numerous Top 16 swimmers.
Maggie has served extensively as a member of the USA Education Committee and is currently serving on the USA Swimming Club Development Committee.
Maggie has received the American Swim Coaches 'Age Group Coach of the Year' for North Texas LSC. Over the years, she has served in virtually every committee in the North Texas Local Swim Committee. Maggie has been honored with a lifetime membership in USA Swimming.
Maggie is from Grosse Pointe Michigan where she attended Michigan State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Child Development and continued her graduate education at Texas Woman's University and also through continuing educational clinics and programs.
Maggie resides in Richardson and has a large extended family in Michigan and a brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew in Richardson.
Head Age Group Coach
As COR's Head Age Group Coach, Brandon Jones brings 25+ years
coaching experience as he directs and oversees the Age Group
Program. His strengths include coaching techniques,
motivating swimmers and building a training base for his athletes
to advance at the next level. Brandon's enthusiasm, approach
and sense of humor help to create a great atmosphere for success.
He has helped to build one of the premiere 12 and Under
programs in North Texas, featuring state and nationally ranked
swimmers. Brandon has coached
swimmers ranked in the top 3, top 5 and top 10 in the US. He
has coached individual TAGS Champions, TAGS Individual High
Point Award Winners and the 10 & Under Boys TAGS Team High
Point Award Winners 1999. Brandon coaches the Dolphins Group, our top 11-13 year
olds. He has
produced Junior National qualifiers, Sectionals qualifiers, TAGS
qualifiers and North Texas Zones Team qualifiers
Brandon swam for COR from 1983-1991 becoming a TAGS and Junior
Nationals Qualifier. He was a member of the 1991-1992 Men's
Swim Team at Texas Christian University (TCU) before becoming a
coach with COR in September of 1992. He began as a Senior
Assistant for Fernando Canales and Age Group Assistant Coach to
Maggie Shook. From 1993-1996, Brandon spent 3 seasons as the
Head Coach of Jesuit College Pre paratory School in Dallas.
While there he coached High School All Americans, Junior
National Qualifiers, Easter Prep Nationals, National Catholic &
TCIL State Champions. In 1996, he won the TCIL Coach of the
Year award. Brandon worked from 2000-2010 in HR and
Recruiting. He was the Director of Sales and Logistics for an
Exporter before becoming COR's full time Head Age Group Coach in
Brandon lives in Rockwall with his wife Christina and their
two children, Blake & Loryn.
Dan Hafner is entering his 8th year coaching
swimming for COR. He coaches our top Seniors
producing several new COR Record Holders as well as Sectionals,
Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals & Olympic Trials
Prior to COR, he spent 2 years as the the Senior
Assistant Coach for Oakland Live Y'ers. There he coached
worked with numerous state, sectional, junior national, senior
national, and Olympic Trials qualifiers. Prior to Oly he
coached for 7 years at Pointe Aquatics in Grosse Pointe,MI.
There he oversaw the age group program and worked with the senior
level swimmers. Dan coached swimmers of all ages
includeing age group state qualifiers to Olympic Trials
Qualifiers.Dan was also an assistant coach
and assistant pool manager at the Lochmoor Club in Grosse Pointe,
Mi. While at Lochmoor Club the team had won 8
straight MICSA championships.
Dan swam in college at Oakland University and the University of
South Carolina. He swam club for Bob Jenrow at Birmingham
Bloomfield Atlantis and High School for Darin Abasse at Birmingham
Groves. He graduated with a degree in Physical Education from Wayne
State University in Detroit, Mi. He finished his Masters in
Coaching and Athletic Administration in the fall of
Age Group Coach / Lead Swim School
Laura Ring returned to COR in
September of 2012. She began swimming at the age of 5 but
didn’t fully immerse herself into aquatics until she became a
competitive swimmer with COR in 1996. Laura continued
swimming in college for Henderson State University where she served
as team captain for 2 years. She received both athletic and
academic honors and served as president for the Student Athlete
Swimming has always played a
positive and influential role in Laura’s life both as an
athlete and a coach. Since 1999, she has been coaching,
teaching and working in various areas of aquatics; including
coaching for COR in 2006 & 2007, working with the Minnows,
Piranhas and Sharks groups. Today, Laura coaches
the Sharks Group, and is the
lead coach for our
Minnows Group and Swim School program
Laura has a Bachelors of Science
in Biology from Henderson State University in Arkansas. Since
returning to COR, Laura's positive influence, including her ability
to teach, train and motivate, has been felt on many levels within
Age Group Coach
Meredith is beginning her 3rd year with COR. She has
decades of swim coaching experience from USA club teams to summer
league teams and learn to swim groups. Meredith coaches our
Piranhas Groups. Her extensive
background coaching developmental swimmers is a perfect fit for
COR's age group program. She has a great demeanor and her
elementary school teacher-like approach is very positive and
welcoming to newer and younger swimmers. Meredith spends her
days as a Dental Assistant. She is a proud mother of 3 young
women and lives with her daughters in Garland.
Additional bio information to come!
Age Group Coach
Savannah joins the COR coaching staff this year after several
years as an Age Group Coach with Aggie Swim Club. She works
Piranhas groups while assisting with the other COR age
group programs. Savannah has experience helping build 12 and
under BB, A and TAGS level swimmers.
She has also coached Master's groups as well as Triathletes.
Savannah's strengths include building weekly, monthly and
seasonal practices with a strong focus on technique. Her
positive, fun and up beat approach is infectious and the swimmers
Savannah grew up swimming in the Houston (Gulf LSC) area.
She attended Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL where she was a
member of the University Swim Team and Cross Country Team.
She transferred to Texas A&M achiving her Bachlor's in
Anthropology with emphasis in Archaeology.
We are very lucky to have her coaching for COR!
Age Group Coach
Chris returned to COR for the 2019-2020 Swim Year after
graduating from Austin College in Sherman, TX. He will be
Piranhas group and assisting with our
Senior 1 group, Chris brings a very recent and
relatable approach to the swimmers. He grew up swimming for
COR where he trained under coaches Brandon Jones, Maggie Shook and
Dan Hafner. He has worked with the Age Group program in 2018
and is very familiar with COR's approach and technical focus on
Chris graduated from Richardson High School and is currently
their 100 backstroke record holder. He attended Austin
College where he was a member of their swim team. Chris was a
7 time school record holder, 100 Backstroke Conference Champion,
the 2017, 2018 & 2019 Austin College Swimmer of the Year, the
2017 Freshman Athlete of the Year and the 2019 Male Athlete of the
Year. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Business
Administration & Economics. Chris is pursuing an MBA in
Sports Entertainment Management at the University of North Texas.
Summer High School Group
Coach Colin McGrane returned to COR the summer of 2013. He
coaches our Summer High School
Group. Colin brings his coaching experience
and his enthusiasm to COR. His upbeat and out-going
personality is infectious and his swimmers are always highly
Colin swam for Berkner High School and was a COR swimmer in
1994. After graduating high school, Colin began coaching for
COR in 1995. He assisted Coach Maggie Shook and Coach Brandon
Jones with the Dolphins Group, but primarily worked with Minnows
and Piranhas Groups. Colin left COR in late 1999 to complete
his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of North
Texas. After spending 4 years working exclusively for Plano
ISD, he accepted a position with COPS as an Assistant Age Group
Coach. While at COPS, Colin helped to build a strong age
group program, adding several A and TAGS qualifiers to the team.
He left COPS after the summer of 2011 to spend more time with
During the school year, Colin is an Art teacher for Plano ISD.
He was formerly a Swim Coach at Plano East Senior High
School. He lives in Plano with his lovely wife Kinome and
their 2 children, Lily and Joe.