Coaches & Director

  We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Denise Humphrey

Director, Head Coach Senior Group


Having recently retired from teaching with the Olentangy Local School District in Powell, Ohio, Denise Humphrey begins her second season with the Bobcat Swim Club. She serves as the club's executive director and assumes the coaching responsibilities of the Senior Group.

During Denise’s 28 years in suburban Columbus, she worked with swimmers ages 5-18. She honed her coaching philosophy while working on the coaching staffs of Buckeye Swim Club, Olentangy High School, and the Delaware Aquatic Racing Team.

Denise is a graduate of Ashland University where she earned degrees in Elementary Education and Sports Management. She was captain of the college team during her junior and senior years.

Denise is married to Dick Humphrey and resides in Shawnee.  She is the mother of son Cameron, a recent graduate of Bucknell University, and daughter Mallory, who just completed her sophomore year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Ariel Hodges

Head Coach Junior Group


Ariel is currently in her first year as a PhD student in Higher Education at Ohio Univeristy.   Previously, she competed for Ohio University for 4 years on the varsity swim team.  In high school, she competed for Oakland Live Y'ers for 5 yeras, gaining national level experience in breaststroke, butterfly, and IM events.  In additonal, Ariel was a Speedo Sectional qualifier for 7 years, as well as team sectional champions for 3 years.   She was also a state champion in the 100 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free.  During her time at Ohio University, she has taught private lessons for 4 years and has over 8 years of teaching experince.  She is excited for her second year of coaching with Bobcat Swim Club and is looking forward to working with everyone. 

Emily Loren Davis

Asst. Junior Group Coach






Emily Davis is in her senior year at Ohio University studying sports management and international business. She was team captain this past year on the OU swim and dive team and has been swimming competitively since she was five years old. She is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and has been teaching private swim lessons for over 8 years. She is very excited about this opportunity and can't wait to get started with Bobcat Swim Club!



Rosie Harry

Head Coach Age Group


Rosie is currently a senior at Ohio university studying psychology. Previously, Rosie swam for several different club teams such as Tecumseh YMCA and Huber Heights YMCA. She was on the varsity swim team all four years in high school as well as going to compete at the state meet her junior and senior years. Currently, she is the manager at a pool in her hometown of Dayton, OH, where she was also the head coach of their swim team. Rosie has had experience giving swim lessons and coaching kids between ages of 2 years and 18 years. She is excited to start a her second season with Bobcat Swim Club!


Whitney Liebarth

Asst. Age Group Coach


Whitney is currently in her first year at Ohio University, majoring in Physical Education/Health Education to become a teacher and high school swim coach. She has five years of coaching experience with a local swim club in Aurora, Ohio where she was the head coach the past three seasons. She has coached kids ages 3 to 15 years old and has given private lessons in breaststroke and freestyle. Whitney has competed for three USA swim teams in her career. Starting at age 8 she was with the Solon STARS Swim Club, then the Hudson HEAT Swim Club and finished her USA Swimming career with University School Swim Club. While attending Aurora High School she ran cross country and was a swimmer serving as team captain her senior year. In swimming, Whitney was a 3X Suburban League Champ in the Breaststroke and 4X District Qualifier. She currently holds three school records including the 100 Breaststroke (1:07), 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. This enthusiastic swimmer is excited to have such an incredible opportunity to coach with the Bobcat Swim Club!

Kate Randall

Master's Group Head Coach


Kate  is a senior student of Ohio University's College of Business. She is studying International Business and Spanish. Her favorite events are the 500 yard freestyle and other distance events. In her spare time,  Kate likes to hike in nearby state parks, travel the world, read works from her favorite authors, and, of course, swim! Go Bobcats!

Board of Directors

Jean D. Reese



Christian S Gerig



Abigail Terese Miller



William Allan Hauschild