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Coaches & Directors

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 our board members.

Coaching Staff

JC Riley

Lead Coach

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JC has a history with championship swimming.  In addition to serving as Lead Coach here at Bison Aquatic Club; he has served as an Assistant Coach for the four time NAIA National Champion OBU swim team and currently leads the Deer Creek HS swim team where his team won the HS Men's State Championship in 2017.    He consistenly works with some of the fastest swimmers in the area including athletes who competed in the 2016 Olympic games and who've represented their country on the world stage.

JC and his wife Kara have two children (Halee and Ruthie).  JC has many years of experience working with young people in children's ministry, as a youth pastor and as a coach.  He has served as the Aquatics Sub-Committee Chair for the Edmond Y Council and holds certifications as a USA-Swimming coach as well as a certified AAU Swimming coach.

JC's passion is researching instruction and propulsion techniques so that he may help athletes achieve their best athletically, personally and  spiritually.  Both in, and out of the water.

Having served under legendary coach Dr. Sam Freas,  JC still reaches out to Sam for training and mentorship.

Andrew Kyle Bowers

Site Coach - Duncan

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Katherine J Pendergraft

Assistant Coach

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With ten years of athlete experience including being an Oklahoma All State swimmer, Katherine considers herself a self-taught sprinter with a deep love of the sport. Having swam briefly under the guidance of Dr. Sam Freas and accepted his mentorship off the pool deck; she understands the need for a holistic approach to the sport. She encourages discussion during challenges and trying solutions that may be outside the norm as she is an unconventional student herself. She believes in unlocking the abilities of individuals and inspiring them to see the best in themselves, their work, and the people in their lives. Away from the pool, she enjoys being an active part of her church by being a part of the church choir and teaching Sunday school.

Mahlik Donte Davis

Assistant Coach

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Melissa Carmen Andrade

Assistant Coach

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Ryanne H Vance

Assistant Coach

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Paul Daniel Koenig

Assistant Coach

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Alexandra Siobhan Turkett

Assistant Coach

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