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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 your coach listed below. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact Lynne Gerlach, Team Manager, at office@msscswimming.com. Mailing address: PO Box 160, Laurel, Maryland 20725

Coaching Staff

James Robert Wenhold

Senior Group Coach

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Jim is the former Head Coach of the University of Maryland at College Park for 12 years. His teams won ACC Conference Championships and he received ACC coach of the year honors. He coached 54 ACC Champions and 38 NCAA Division 1 “All-Americans”. He has also coached International Olympians and numerous Olympic Trials competitors. 

Susie Hehir-Keys

Assistant Coach, Junior Training Group

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David M Miller

Age Group Coach - ASCA L- 3

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Nathaniel G Robinson

Competitive Mini, Age Group 1 Coach

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After swimming competitively for ten years, Nate Robinson joined the MSSC coaching staff in September of 2019. He coaches the Competitive Minis as well as the Age Group 1 (Developmental) swimmers. Nate has coached non-competitive teams as well as PMSL summer league, Severn Crossing Swim Team. He is a certified ARC Water Safety Instructor.

His competitive swimming career began with Central Chesapeake Swimming for seven years and then University of Maryland Aquatic Club for 3 years. He qualified for USA Swimming’s Futures Championship in the 100 and 200 Yard Butterfly. During his Junior year at DeMatha High School, he was All American and for Senior year, he was named captain of the DeMatha Stags swim team.

Justin Philip Eppard

Mini Team Coach, Age Group 1 Coach

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Justin Eppard joined the MSSC staff in December 2017 as an assistant Beginner Mini Team coach. Since then, he has also worked with the Developmental Age group (Age Group 1) and the Competitive Mini Team. In the summer, he coaches Greenview Swim Team. 

Justin started his swimming career at age 8 swimming for PGC in Prince Mont Swim League and RMSC in Potomac Valley Swimming. He quickly excelled as a breaststroker.  As a summer swimmer, Justin placed top 10 in the PMSL All-Stars each year.  In winter swimming, he achieved successively higher motivational time standards. After a shoulder injury, Justin's surgeon advised retirement from swimming.  Determined to stay with the sport he enjoys, Justin turned to coaching.

Justin believes sports are a positive influence for everyone and enjoys introducing young athletes to swimming.  He loves working with the swimmers, helping them develop and achieve their individual goals, and preparing them for advancement to the next level.

Eanna B Hehir-Keys

Mini Team Coach, Age Group 1 Coach

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Lynne Carol Gerlach

Team Manager, Coach

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Debra Prochnow

Stroke Clinic and Pre Team Instructor

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Samantha Jamero

Stroke Clinic Coach

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