Matt brings seventeen years of coaching experience to AMFY.
He previously coached at the Gahanna YMCA in Columbus, Ohio, where
he coached multiple YMCA qualifiers and helped grow the team's size
and performance. He currently resides in Greenville where he
manages Flat Ridge Training Center, a horse boarding and training
business. He lives with his wife, Alisha, who is a general surgeon
at Wayne hospital. Matt swam for Wittenberg University in college,
and the Beavercreek YMCA throughout his age-group career.
Matt works mainly with the Gold group swimmers, but will assist
with Silver and Blue as well.
looks forward to serving the AMFY Waves swim team once again this
year! She is especially blessed with the talent of working
well with larger groups of children as she has been successfully
home-schooling her 10 children. She has coached the St.
Marys Seahawks and the the Wapakoneta Waves summer team in
past years. She has taught stroke development to all age
will be working with the Gold group swimmers on Mondays and the
Silver group swimmers on Thursdays.
is excited to start her 4th year with the AMFY Waves. In
2015, she assisted with the White Group and transitioned to
coach in 2017. She is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a
degree in elementary education. Her passion is teaching children in
the classroom and in the pool. She enjoys teaching young swimmers
the fundamental techniques for each stroke.
Scott is entering his fourth year coaching for the AMFY Waves.
He enjoys coaching the Red group twice a week and watching
the swimmers improve their technique throughout the season.
Scott has taught fourth grade for seventeen years at St.
Marys Intermediate School. He is also an Adjunct Professor at
Wright State University and Communicate
Scott works primarily with the Red groups on Tuesdays and
is excited to share her swimming experience with the AMFY swimmers
in her second year with the team. She has competed in YMCA and USA
swimming for a combined 8 years. Following her swimming career, she
coached swimmers of all ages for 3+ years, including both state and
national qualifiers. Hannah is a certified swim instructor for the
YMCA and is the head swim coach for the New Bremen Summer League
Swim Team. She enjoys staying active and spending most of her time
at the pool.
will be coaching the Blue Group on Thursdays and assisting the
Silver and Gold Groups as well.
brings nearly 15 years of coaching experience to
swam for the Coldwater Cudas and the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA.
her coaching career with the Coldwater Cudas summer swim team in
1999. She also coached the Wapakoneta high school varsity
swim team and the St. Henry Stingrays summer swim team. Angie
volunteered with AMFY for the past two years, and this year she
transitioned to a coach. In 2006, she graduated from BGSU
with a degree in Middle Childhood Education. She resides in
St. Henry where she teaches 5th grade at St. Henry Middle School
and lives with her husband, Jim, and their five kids: Alaina,
Alexis, Easton, Livvy, and Evan.
Angie will be working with the Blue and Silver groups on
Tuesdays and Red and White groups on Thursdays.
Craig is joining the AMFY coaching staff this year, but is no
stranger to coaching. He previously worked with 11-12 and 13-14 age
groups at the Beavercreek YMCA after graduating for Wright State
University, where he also swam for the Raiders. Craig lives in
Celina with his wife and three kids.
Craig will be working with the Gold group on Wednesdays.
Noah will be working with the Blue and Silver groups.
Candice has many years of experience in swimming. She was
dedicated to the sport from the ages of 6-20. She grew up in Maria
Stein where she swam competitively for the Coldwater Cudas, AMFY
Waves and Marion Local High School. She swam as a collegiate
athlete for the University of Findlay for two years. She wrapped up
her swimming career and then went on to coaching the AMFY Waves and
Marion Local High School for six years. She now resides in Celina
as a full-time life-coach, where she enjoys transforming the lives
of others. She's a mother of three and wife to Herman Watson. With
her experience in health and fitness, along with her extensive
swimming background, Candice will be a great asset to the team!
Candice will be working with our Blue, Silver and Gold groups
during dryland training.