Director of Coaches
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
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
- 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
- 2010 International University Sports Federation, Technical
- 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.
White Lead Coach
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.
Jen has been a coach with the Sea Dragons since 2013 and has worked
with the 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 age groups. She is currently the
Lead Coach for the Orange Group. 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.
Coach Lynn has had a lifelong passion for swimming. She wants
to help young athletes grow as individuals, develop a love for the
sport of swimming and help them reach their goals in and out of the
pool. Her coaching experience includes:
Swim instructor for 16+ years
Head Swim Coach, Hilliard Davidson High School, 2016 –
Assistant Swim Coach, Hilliard Davidson High School, 2011 - 2016
Head Swim Coach, Hilliard Ray Patch Family YMCA , 2015 – 2019
Coach Lynn has been married to her husband Tim for 33 years.
They have 3 sons, Brandon, Brian and Bradley and a canine
daughter Hallie, a 3 year old black lab
When not coaching, Lynn likes to spend time with my family and
friends, swim, bike, hike, workout and read.
Coach Patmos began his coaching career at the Springfield YMCA
(Ohio) in 1983, then headed to southern California in 1989 to make
coaching his profession. For the next 16 years Coach Patmos ran the
Canyons Aquatic Club in Santa Clarita, CA, growing the program from
90 up to over 400+ swimmers. Canyons produced over 100 swimmers
that tallied over 540 National Age-Group Top-16 rankings, 51 of
which were #1 National rankings, 7 were National Age-Group records.
Two olympians came from this program, Anthony Ervin (2000, 2012,
2016) and Gabe Woodward (2004); and one 1996 Olympic Team alternate
in the 400 IM (Jennifer Parmenter). While leading the Canyons
program, Coach Patmos had 8 swimmers qualify for the Olympic Trials
in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004; produced over 30 Senior National
qualifiers who earned 9 National and 18 & under National
titles. In 2000, coach Patmos was a guest speaker at the ASCA World
Clinic, talking about the development of Anthony Ervin from
beginner swimmer to Olympic Gold medalist.
In 2005, Coach Patmos moved to Carmel, Indiana to be closer to
family, running both the Washington Township Swim Team and North
Central High School. North Central won the Boys State High School
Championship in 2006 by one of the largest margins in State history
and set numerous State records. In 2006, Coach Patmos finally made
it back to Ohio and was the head coach at the Springfield YMCA.
While at SPY, the program produced 3 Olympic Trial qualifiers and
the most decorated female high school swimmer in Ohio High School
swimming history (Margo Geer). Geer went on to be the 2013 NCAA
Champion in the 50 and 100 frees for the University of Arizona.
Coach Patmos was selected to be on the U.S. National Junior Team
which traveled to Melbourne, Australia for international
competition. During the 7 years as head coach, SPY broke numerous
YMCA State and National Records as well as numerous individual
National Championships. Coach Patmos helped in the development of
2016 Olympian Matthew Abeysinghe (now at OSU), who was the first
Olympic swimmer for Sri Lanka.
in 2013, Coach Patmos headed south to Venice, Florida and took over
the SKY Family YMCA aquatics program as Aquatics Director and head
coach of 2 branches of the Sarasota Sharks which went on to win
numerous YMCA National Titles. After raising numbers from 40 up to
130 swimmers, decided to split from the Sharks and form a new
program, the SKY Hurricanes in 2017.During the short life of the
program, was able to produce 25 YMCA National
Coach Patmos is an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA)
level 5 coach since 1992 and was a USA Swimming National Team Coach