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Coaching Staff

Brad Robbins

TTSC Head Coach

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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 most recently the Aquatics Director and Head Coach for the HOX Swim Team at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA. Brad previously worked as 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, Grand Prix qualifiers, and Sectional qualifiers. He was selected as ASCA's Age Group Coach of the Year for Sierra Nevada in 2012, and has also been a Sierra Nevada Olympic Training Center trip coach and a participant in USA Swimming's Senior Coaches' Conference.

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 in the 200, 400, and 800 meter races. He was also a regional qualifier in cross country.

Away from the pool, Coach Brad is an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast and still enjoys running (which he does regularly with his golden retriever Howie!) as well as other sports, including basketball, softball, and ultimate frisbee. He is happily married to his wife Bonnie, an AP English teacher who shares his love for reading and swim! Coach Brad and his wife recently welcomed a new addition to their family with the arrival of their first daughter Bailey.

Kyle S. Renne

Head Age Group and Senior Prep Coach

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Kyle began his coaching career at age 15 with his local summer league team. In 2010 he began coaching for his former club team, the Boys and Girls Club Dolphins, in St. Charles, Missouri. He quickly took over as the head coach of that small team in 2011, but unfortunately their pool was shut down the following year and the team was disbanded.  He then began coaching for the CSP Tideriders, one of the largest and oldest teams in St. Louis. There, he worked with nearly every age group and eventually took over the Varsity group. With CSP, Kyle coached numerous Ozark Champions, Zone Finalists, team record holders, and an Ozark Record holder.

Kyle joined TTSC in March of 2016. He brings with him to Oregon his wife Ellen (married June 2016), and their two dogs Barkus and Maggie.

John Ruzicka

Junior and Green Group Coach

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               Joining the local club team in 1980, the Tigard Aquatic Club (now TTSC), coach John has been involved in the sport of swimming ever since. As a club swimmer, he was one of TAC’s first Junior National Qualifiers. In 1993 he swam to an Oregon state title in the 200 individual medley in high school and was selected an All-American in two events. He continued his success in swimming, competing in the NCAA division I for Iowa State University. While there, he broke 4 school records, earned All-American honors and qualified to compete at the 1996 Olympic Trials.

               He began coaching his senior year of college as a student assistant with the Iowa State University team and worked with both men’s and women’s varsity teams. He also worked under his college coach, Trip Hedrick, in a competitive swim lesson program called Swim America designed to promote the sport of competitive swimming. He continued coaching after graduating helping coach his alma mater Tigard High School. He became the head water polo coach of Tigard in 2001 and the head swim coach in 2008. He also joined the coaching staff of TTSC in 2008 and has worked for those programs ever since.

               Away from the pool coach John is a proud father of two little girls, an avid star wars fan and repository of useless information.

John Cameron

Senior 2 Group Coach

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John has been involved in competitive swimming and with TTSC since 2004. He found an instant love for the sport and continued to progress through high school. He became the team captain of both TTSC and Tualatin High School swim team. As an athlete he specialized in the mid to distance freestyle events. In 2011, John started to teach swim lessons, working with a variety of ages and swimming abilities. He is also a lifeguard and supervisor for the Tigard Tualatin Aquatic District. John was brought on the TTSC coaching staff in the summer of 2015. Initially as a novice coach, but now involved with the Senior 2 group. He is excited to give back to the sport that had a huge impact on him.

John is currently attending George Fox University pursuing a degree in Business Management. He also works in the IT department for the university. In his spare time John enjoys reading, listening to music of all kinds, hanging out with friends and of course swimming!

Courtney Johnson

Senior Assistant and Novice Coach

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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.

Emily Diane Stevens

Navy and Intermediate Group Coach

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Board of Directors

Matt Farris

President

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Jill Shields

Past President

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Alexis Cowley

First Vice President/Fundraising Coord.

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Tara Steward

Second Vice President/Meet Director

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Jeff Fossatti

Treasurer

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Christine Frisiras

Secretary

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Nat Goforth

Treasurer Assist I

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Pam Miller

Treasurer Assist II/Senior Travel Coord.

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Melissa Beadnell-Hutton

New Member Coordinator

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Andree Florey

Meet Concessions Coordinator

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Heidi & Jared Wilson

Officials Coordinator

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Daron Howard

Volunteer Coordinator

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Dave Yoerger

Social Coordinator

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