Coaches & Directors


Coaching Staff

Diego M Henao

Swim Club Coordinator, Senior Head Coach



Jenks Trojan Swim Club Coordinator Diego Henao is a former Jenks High School Graduate and a member of the 1991 High School State Championship Team. Diego came to the United States at the age of 17 as an international student. His passion and enthusiasm for swimming led to an athletic scholarship at the University of Louisiana, Monroe (ULM), where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Coach Diego’s records at the 100 and 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly still remain unbroken at ULM. Coach Diego was also a Junior National and Senior National qualifier and a ULM team captain in 1995-1996.

As a college student at ULM, Coach Diego was a member of the varsity swim team, where he trained for over twenty hours per week for four years. Coach Diego also represented his native country of Venezuela (from 1988 until 1996) in many international swim meets. Coach Diego was a member of the 1996 Venezuelan Olympic team and competed at the Atlanta Olympic Games. He was a bronze medalist at the Pan-American Games held in Argentina in 1995, and a finalist at the World Swimming Championship held in Brazil in 1995. Coach Diego is a former South American Championship record holder in the 200 IM in 1995 and a member of the University of Louisiana NCAA Div I team 1996. He also holds the title of National Independent Championship Swimmer of the Year for 1994 and 1995 and a former National Independent Conference Record Holder in the 100-yard freestyle.

Austin M Kelley

Asst. Coordinator, Age Group Head Coach


Austin's love for aquatics started at age 5, in a small summer league.  Over the next 15 years, he continued swimming competitively for SPA, a USA club program in Springfield, MO.  Competing for Kickapoo High School, he was a State Champion and named an All-American in high school, leading to a scholarship at the University of Missouri - Rolla (now MS&T).  After his own swimming career ended, Austin found his true passion for coaching.  Austin has now been coaching for over 10 years, spanning from recreational teams, to private lessons for collegiate swimmers.  For JTSC, Austin is the Age Group Head Coach and manages the team's administration and accounting.  Austin is married to Amy Kelley, 5th Grade Teacher at JEI, and father to two boys, Asher and Declan.


Ali B Baker

Head Advanced & HS Head Asst. Coach


Ali has been involved in swimming and aquatics for many years, joining a swim team when she was 8 years old. She swam, lifeguarded and taught swim lessons through high school and then attended University of Nebraska at Kearney on a swimming scholarship. Ali then received a Bachelor of Art degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University. 

Ali has been coaching swimming for over 15 years, including 10 years with Jenks Trojan Swim Club. She is continuing her coaching career with Jenks Trojan Swim Club, and also as Head Assistant Coach for Jenks High School Swim Team. Ali's aquatic career also includes YMCA Aquatic Director and Navy MWR Fitness & Aquatic Director. She is a member of ASCA and has completed levels 1-2 certifications. 

Seth and Ali have four children; Drew, Lane, Kya, and Jade who attend Jenks Schools. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and working out. Teaching and coaching for over 20 years, Ali enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for swimming. 

Morgan C Patrick

Advanced & HS Asst. Coach


Morgan started swimming his freshman year of high school, and swam throughout his high school career.  He swam in state two of those four years in the 100 breaststroke.  His junior year of high school he began teaching swim lessons for Jenks Community Education and continued doing that for three years.  During one of his lessons, Coach Diego was doing a private lesson in the same pool and asked Morgan to come and see him in his office afterwards.  Coach Diego then asked Morgan if he would like to be a coach for  the club that coming school year.  Morgan accepted the offer and became a coach his senior year of high school.  He coached JTSC that year and into the next summer before he had to move to Stillwater to attend OSU for his first year of college.  During his time at OSU he coached the Stillwater Shockers Swim Club as a head coach.  Towards the end of his freshman year of college he decided that it was necessary for him to transfer to ORU.  He is now attending ORU and has been back with the Jenks Trojan Swim Club since the summer of 2015.  He is pursuing a degree in Sports Management with a focus on Sports Operations.

Andie Buff

Age Group & Advanced Coach


Andie has been involved professionally with aquatics for twelve years. But since she was a kid, has always loved being in and around the water. She first acquired her lifeguard certification when she was fifteen and has kept it current since. After lifeguarding for three years, she became the Manager of Lafortune Pool and remained manager and swim instructor for the following four years. It was there she realized her love for teaching swimming, which continues through today. In addition, she earned her Lifeguarding Instructor Certification and also teaches lifeguard classes at Jenks. 

Kathy Bliss

Age Group Coach


Kathy’s love of swimming started as an accident while her mom was training for a triathlon while living in Arizona. She would play in the pool while her mom would swim and was asked to join the club team to not be a liability for the pool. Thankfully it worked it and she was on her way to collecting ribbons. After moving to Tulsa, she joined Jenks Trojan Swim Club. She spent many years swimming for Jenks, and a couple of years at Swim Tulsa. She swam high school for Jenks, and joined the coaching staff her senior year of high school working with Novice. After graduating high school, she attended the University of Arkansas where she continued coaching at the Razorback Aquatic Club-Aquahawgs, during the school year, and spent the summers working with JTSC with Age Group and Novice. She recently graduated with a BSBA with a concentration in Marketing and Non-Profit Studies from the U of A.  

Jack K Cotton

Age Group Coach


Rachel Joan Brown

Age Group Coach


Rachel started swimming competitively at the age of nine.  She wanted to get involved as her mom and aunt grew up swimming for the Trojan Aquatic Club and her grandmother coached for the Bixby high school swim team.  Rachel has been coaching swim lessons for the past three years starting with the Swim America program.  Two years ago she expanded into private lessons in her neighborhood pool.  Rachel is an advocate for the USA Swimming foundation through raising funds to provide swim lessons in areas of need.  Currently, Rachel is one of the four Oklahoma Swimming Athlete Representatives.  She’s attended the United States Aquatic Sports/USA Swimming convention in 2018 and 2019. Rachel is a certified lifeguard and also worked at Cedar Ridge Country Club over the past two summers.  Rachel is a Senior at Bixby High School.  Her involvement includes student council, varsity swimming, and cross country. She’s competed at State in both swimming and cross country since her freshman year.  Rachel plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2020 majoring in Forensic Science.  Rachel is very excited to be coaching at Jenks.

Danny Gassaway

Advanced Coach


Danny comes to JTSC with 7 years teaching lessons and 4 years of coaching. Danny first started swimming in high school, largely prompted by his mother’s love of swimming. Over the years, he competed in triathlons and organized a couple of races. He first interned at Shawnee High School during college, taught lessons privately between 2001 and 2005, coached the Bixby YMCA team during 2005 and 2006 and coached the Four Corners Aquatics Team and the Farmington and Piedra High School swim/dive team in Farmington, New Mexico in 2006 and 2007.

Danny then returned to Oklahoma and graduated from NSU in 2011. He continued to train multi-sport athletes both on dryland and in the water, for a few years after. He is very excited to be back in a team coaching role. Danny works as a paraprofessional at Jenks Middle School, currently working on his teaching certification. He is certified ASCA Level II Age Group and ASCA Level III Disability.

Board of Directors

Brian Powers



Jessica Anne Fenton

Vice President


Ken Sallee