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 Dublin Sea Dragons Coaches

Director of Coaches: Bill Wadley

Minis: Kailey Demers (Scott Oswiecinski, asst & Katye Miller asst)

AG1: Kailey Demers (Scott Oswiecinski, asst & Katye Miller asst)

AG2: Patrick Johnston (lead), Keith Sorenson (asst)

AG3: Brian Worhatch (lead), Andy May (asst)

Green: Patrick Johnston (lead), Jen Brown (asst)

White: Brian Worhatch (lead), Jen Brown (asst)

Orange: Steve Vonschriltz (lead), Keith Sorenson (asst)

Senior: Steve VonSchriltz (Brian Worhatch asst)


 

Coaching Staff

Bill Wadley

Director of Coaches

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Bill Wadley, who retired from the Ohio State men’s swimming head coaching position in 2017, is one of the most experienced and respected mentors in the world of competitive swimming.

Esteemed Career Highlights:

  • 2010 Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year
  • Ten consecutive Top Twenty NCAA championship finishes
  • OSU teams were ranked in the NCAA Top 25 for 22 of 25 seasons
  • Career record of 247-50 in 28 seasons as a college head coach 
  • Produced more than 35 world-ranked swimmers at OSU
  • Fifteen of his OSU swimmers reached the Olympics
  • 1986 Olympic Festival, Head Coach
  • 1988 and 1992 Gold Medal Teams, Head Coach
  • 1991 World University Games, Head Coach
  • 1998 Goodwill Games, Head Coach
  • 2009, USA Swimming World University Games, Assistant Coach 
  • 2010 International University Sports Federation, Technical Swimming Chairman
  • 2011 Team USA Duel in the Pool, Assistant Coach
  • Past-President of the American Swimming Coaches Association and six-time Board Member. 
  • Board Member of USA Swimming 

Wadley's system of coaching emphasizes a strong work ethic, discipline and the power of positive thinking.
"The foundation of our program is technique and quality and we continually look for opportunities to help our athletes improve," Wadley said. "Challenging athletes to train and compete at the highest level is our primary goal."

Wadley is a 1979 graduate of Austin Peay State University. He and his wife, Gail, an athletics trainer at the OSU Sports Medicine Center, reside in Columbus. Bill has two sons; Brian and Michael.

Steven H Vonschriltz

Senior & Orange Lead Coach

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Senior and Orange Lead Coach

USS Coaching
1999-August 2012: Westerville Aquatic Club, Lead coach of Junior (Elite) group, and assistant Senior coach.
Sept 2012-present: Dublin Community Swim Team, Lead Coach Senior & Orange Groups
 

Highlights:
20 JO Champions (Several in multiple events)
6 JR National qualifiers (3 @ Dublin)
4 Senior National qualifiers (2 @ Dublin)
3 Olympic Trial qualifiers (1 @ Dublin)

High School Coaching
November 2005-Present; Dublin Coffman Head Coach Boys and Girls team
Highlights: 
2 time Central District Boys Team Coach of the Year (2016 & 2017)
10 Central Ohio D1 District Champions (Several in multiple events)
1 Ohio High School State Champion
17 High School All Americans (top 100 in US)

Steve received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Fisher School of Business at Franklin University.  He holds a Series 7 securities registration through the National Association of Securities (NASD), and is Director of Planning for Kensington Wealth Partners
Steve is married (Cyndi), has two grown children (Haley & Matthew), and has lived in Dublin for over 29 years.  He is an avid golfer and Buckeye fan. 

Brian Worhatch

White Lead Coach

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This will be Coach Brian’s fifth year coaching on the Sea Dragon staff. This will be his second year as lead coach of this group. He has been the head coach of Dolphins Arctic team in the summer over the past two years. 

Brian swam for Ashland University where he was a 6x All-American and school record holder, specializing in butterfly. He is also the Head Coach at Dublin Scioto High School, in his fifth season with the team.

 

Coach Brian also assists with Senior Group.

 

Patrick M Johnston

Age Group 2 Lead Coach

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AG2 and Green Lead Coach 

Jennifer Brown

Assistant Coach

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Jen has been an assistant coach with the Sea Dragons since 2013, primarily working with the 9-10 and 11-12 age groups. She has previous experience with coaching as a swim lesson instructor and summer league coach through high school and college. She grew up in Michigan, where she began her competitive swim career at age 8. As an age grouper, she had multiple National Age Group rankings, was a multiple-time Jr. National qualifier, and was All-American in high school. She continued her swim career at the University of Iowa, where she was a breaststroke and IM specialist. She has a master's degree in Audiology and is employed as an educational audiologist with Columbus City Schools. She is married to Mark, a University of Iowa men's diving team alumni, and has three children. Her youngest daughter, Claudia, is a member of DCST.

Keith Sorensen

Assistant Coach

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Scott Oswiecinski

AG1 Coach

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This is Scott’s first year coaching the Dublin Sea Dragons and is working with the AG1 boys/girls and the Minis.  His previous coaching experience was coaching summer swim leagues and was aquatics director in the Cleveland area.  He has been around swimming his whole life and started swimming competitively at age 7.  He was a High School State Runner-up and Junior National Qualifier.  He also swam at The Ohio State University where he specialized in the Freestyle events.  Scott is married to Melinda and has 2 boys, Ben and Ryan.  Ben is a member of the Sea Dragons.  

Kailey Lynn Demers

AG1 and Mini Lead Coach

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Kailey has been involved in the sport of swimming for 15 years beginning at age 5. As of this fall, she will be a transfer junior at the Ohio State University. She began her college career at Central Connecticut State University where she was pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and was a member of the Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. Since the age of 5, Kailey has competed competitively at the regional, state, collegiate and national level. She has competed at YMCA Nationals as well as at the collegiate level under the North East Conference, where as a Blue Devil, she has been a part of two conference champion titles (2016 & 2017 Conference Champions). She specialized in Breastroke, more specifically the 200.  Kailey gained a year’s coaching experience while working with Northeast Connecticut Aquatics out of Tolland, CT. There, she fulfilled many coaching rolls including working with the 8 & unders, as well as, Age Group, and Junior Group swimmers. She is eager and excited to continue her coaching career as part of the Dublin Sea Dragons!

Katye Miller

Assistant Coach

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