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Coaching Staff

Matt Reiss

Head Coach

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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.

Marscia Fleagle

Assistant Coach

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Marscia 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 groups.

Marscia will be working with the Gold group swimmers on Mondays and the Silver group swimmers on Thursdays.

Carrie McClain

Assistant Coach

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Carrie  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 Newcomb

Assistant Coach

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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 Institute.

Scott works primarily with the Red groups on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hannah Pfeifer

Assistant Coach

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Hannah 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.
Hannah will be coaching the Blue Group on Thursdays and assisting the Silver and Gold Groups as well.

Angie Wourms

Assistant Coach

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Angie brings nearly 15 years of coaching experience to AMFY. Growing up, she swam for the Coldwater Cudas and the Auglaize-Mercer YMCA. Angie began 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 McConkey

Assistant Coach

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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 Parlett

Assistant Coach

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Noah will be working with the Blue and Silver groups.

Candice Watson

Dryland Coach

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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.