Meet the coaches

The King Marlin Swim Club coaching staff is here to address your questions and needs. Our head coaching staff has been vested in the Oklahoma City community area, as competitive swimmers and then as coaches, since 1966. We are passionate about the success of swimming in OK. Please contact us with any questions you may have. (Photos courtesy of Missy Moore Photography.)

Meet our assistant coaches by clicking here.

Coaching Staff

John Brown

Head Coach, Senior Swimming


John has been an integral part of Oklahoma Swimming for more than 30 years. Coach John led the Kerr-McGee Swim Club, which became Chesapeake Swim Club in 2007, for more than 30 years as head coach. In that time, he produced Pan Am champions, U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers and semi-finalists, Senior National and Junior National champions, and U.S. Olympic Festival champions. Additionally, John has coached hundreds of swimmers with top-10 age-group rankings. Over the years, his swimmers have qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials in nearly every event and have qualified for Junior Nationals in all events. His KMSC/CSC teams won the Oklahoma state age group championships every year from 1992-2014 and has continued this impressive run with the King Marlin Swim Club today.

Coach John’s vision for providing professional opportunities for swimmers was achieved in 1992, when he launched the Elite Pro-Am Meet. Now known as the KMSC Pro-Am Classic, this one-of-a-kind national meet brings amateur and professional swimmers together and provides cash prizes to pro swimmers. The meet has drawn top teams from around the country, including Mission Viejo, Sandpipers, King Aquatics, and Shroeder YMCA.

In 2014, Coach John pursued his vision for a coach-owned team to further ensure stability and continuity to his athletes and families. He launched King Marlin Swim Club with two partners, Kathy Mendez and Josh Everett, so that he could continue to pursue his passion for the sport of swimming and provide a high level of excellence to aspiring swimmers in the Oklahoma City area.

Josh Everett

Head Coach, Senior Development


Josh began swimming competitively with KMCS/CSC at age five. In 1992, Coach Josh was part of the team that began KMSC/CSC’s long reign as state champions. He was a Junior National swimmer in high school. Coach Josh continued his swimming at Kenyon College under coach Jim Steen, where Josh was a five-time All American and part of two NCAA Division III team championships. Josh began his coaching career in 2002 for KMSC/CSC until Spring 2008, and then returned as Head Senior Development coach in 2009 through the 2014 Oklahoma Short Course Age Group Championships. 

Coach Josh is instrumental in preparing our swimmers for elite-level competition and has swimmers ranked in the top 10 nationally. Coach Josh joined John Brown and Kathy Mendez in 2014 in beginning a King Marlin Swim Club, a coach-owned swim team.

As co-owner of KMSC, Coach Josh spends most of his time coaching Senior Development and Senior swimmers. 

Deborah J Bozeman

Assistant coach


Coach Debby graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She has been a kindergarten teacher for more than 20 years. Coach Debby started with Kerr-McGee Swim Club in 2004 as a dedicated swim parent. In 2006, she started coaching for Kerr-McGee Swim Club, moved to Chesapeake Swim Club, and now to King Marlin Swim Club where she works with our developmental groups (Pre Prep, Prep, and Onyx).

Coach Debby says, "What I like best about coaching is watching my swimmers improve from novice swimmers to being able to compete in high school meets such as Age Groups and Sectionals."

Laura Healy

Assistant coach


Coach Laura discovered competitive swimming in middle school when she joined a nearby neighborhood summer league team in Houston. She was hooked immediately. When her family relocated to the OKC area in high school, Coach Laura joined Kerr-McGee Swim Club and quickly improved under Coach John's direction. As a Junior National qualifier, Coach Laura earned a scholarship to swim for TCU in Fort Worth.

After a long break from competitive swimming to pursue her journalism career, which included stints with The Dallas Morning News and Detroit Free Press, and to start a family, Coach Laura rediscovered swimming in much the same way as her teen years, when her oldest son joined a summer league team in Canton, Mich. When her family relocated to OKC once again, the family joined the King Marlin Swim Club. 

Coach Laura has served KMSC in several roles: as a parent volunteer, booster club board president, and now coach, which she admits is her favorite role to date. You'll see her name pop up on team emails often, as she also sends weekly updates to our families with the latest KMSC news and reminders.