TTSC Head Coach
Coach Brad joined the TTSC family as the head coach in the fall
of 2015. Brad, a Level 4 certified coach with the American Swim
Coaches Association (top 8% of certified coaches in the United
States), was previously the Aquatics Director and Head Coach
for the HOX Swim Team at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville,
CA, the CEO and Head Coach of the Vacaville Swim team from
2013-2014, and coached for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team in Folsom,
California, where he served as the Varsity group coach and Senior
group assistant for 5 years from 2008-2013. While coaching with the
Marlins, Brad worked with some of Sierra Nevada Swimming’s
best swimmers, including multiple Olympic Trials qualifiers, Senior
and Junior National qualifiers, Pro Swim Series qualifiers,
and Sectional qualifiers. He was honored as ASCA's Age Group
Coach of the Year for Sierra Nevada in 2012, and was selected to
the USA Swimming National Select Camp staff in 2019.
Brad's coaching career began in 1994, when he started working
with summer rec league swimmers for multiple teams in the
Sacramento area. He earned a BA with honors in psychology from
Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2003. From there, he went on
to earn a Master's degree in psychology from San Diego State
University, where his thesis focused on sport psychology and the
motivation of athletes. Before returning to California to coach the
Marlins, Brad was the graduate assistant coach for the Ohio State
University's men's swim team.
As an athlete, Brad competed in one season of collegiate
swimming at Occidental College before an injury forced him to turn
to running. His specialty strokes were breaststroke and sprint
freestyle. As a track athlete, he was a long sprinter and middle
distance runner, competing as a conference finalist in the 200,
400, and 800 meter races. He was also a regional qualifier in cross
Away from the pool, Coach Brad loves spending time with his
family (his wife Bonnie and daughter Bailey), is an avid
reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast, and still enjoys running,
as well as other sports, including basketball, softball, and
Senior Assistant Coach
Coach Courtney started swimming for the Tigard Aquatic Club (TAC) back in 1995 (TAC is now TTSC) when she was 8 years old. She swam for TTSC all the way through high school and continued her swimming career at Linfield College. Her favorite stroke was butterfly and she is the current record holder in the 200 butterfly at Linfield. She has been involved with swim lessons and worked for over 11 years at the Tigard/Tualatin Pools. She recently has coached a summer league in Tacoma, Washington during Physical Therapy school. She has a special passion for swimming and enjoys coaching on the team where she swam for so many years.
Her undergraduate degree was in Exercise Science, and Courtney also has a Masters in Exercise Science, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is currently an outpatient orthopedic Physical Therapist in Oregon City.
Head Age Group Coach & Pre Senior Coach
Maddy grew up in Hershey, PA, where she swam for the Hershey
Aquatic Club from age six through high school. She was a
Pennsylvania state champion in the 50 and 100 free, as well as
several relays, and she holds the team record in the 50 free. Maddy
went on to swim at Princeton University, where she was a team
captain her junior and senior year and was part of several
team-record-setting relays. She graduated in 2018, earning a B.A.
in Psychology, as well as two minors in French and Gender &
Sexuality Studies. Her senior thesis focused on hidden bias towards
gender, and she is passionate about education policy and changing
the way we talk about gender at schools and in sports.
Maddy is a total swim nut (in a good way), and she is excited to
continue her involvement with the sport she loves as a coach for
the younger age groups. In her free time, she loves reading,
writing, exploring the PNW, and binge-watching crime TV
Junior 1 & 2 Group Coach
Emily joined club swimming at the age of 13. She swam for Sherwood
High School and began swimming for TTSC her junior year. She went
on to swim at the NAC Division I University of Wyoming, where
she was a backstroke specialist. Emily swam all four years and was
an NCAA "B" qualifier, as well as a conference finalist. Emily
continued to swim for TTSC during college off-season and enjoyed
spending time with the team.
Emily graduated in 2017 with a BA in psychology and is excited
to be back in Oregon and part of the TTSC team again—this
time as a coach.
She hopes to spread her knowledge to other members of TTSC,
in hope that one day they too will swim collegiately.