Coach Tommy grew up in Orinda and swam for Orinda Country
Club. He then proceeded to coach at OCC for eight years
assisting at all age levels and was the lead coach of the 6
& unders for two years. Tommy graduated from UC Davis in 2010
with a BA in Film Studies with an emphasis in production. He has
been at Rancho for the past six seasons as Assistant Coach. Tommy
is excited to bring his experience, enthusiasm and knowledge to
the Rancho Wahoos and we are thrilled to
welcome him as our new Head Coach.
Head Assistant Coach (11 and up)
Blake is excited to be joining the Rancho coaching staff this
swim season. Blake is a former National Champion and American
Record holder from Cal Berkeley and Olympic Trial qualifier in 2004
and 2008. After college she was a Assistant coach at Orinda
Country club for 4 years. Blake is currently a teacher at Growing
Tree preschool and yoga instructor at CorePower yoga. We are
delighted to have Blake join the coaching staff this season!
Head Assistant Coach (10 & Under)
Wayne is a long time former Rancho swimmer, Wild Wahoo and
beloved Junior Coach. This will be his
second year as an Assistant Coach. Wayne's
four other siblings all have swam or swim at Rancho as well
and he is a proud Wahoo! Wayne studies at Clemson
University in South Carolina. We look forward to having Wayne
return for another great season!
Michael started swimming when he was 10 years old, for Sun
Valley Swim Team. Three years ago he switched to Rancho to join his
friends and has loved the club ever since. Michael has been a
swimmer, junior coach, and this will now be his first year as
Assistant Coach. His passion for swimming did not truly develop
until his last years of high school, and so at the last minute he
decided to opt out of CU Boulder to attend Diablo Valley College
and pursue swimming. Michael hopes to transfer and swim in college
if the opportunity comes his way. He is looking forward to a
fun summer and we are very excited to have him join our team of
Assistant Coaches this season!
Jeremy has been swimming for Rancho since he was 4 years old. He
started coaching as a Wild Wahoo 5 years ago and loves teaching
swimming as well as basking in the Rancho team spirit every day. He
is currently attending Humboldt State University as a Marine
Biology Major while minoring in Oceanography and Scientific Diving.
Jeremy is very excited to be an Assistant Coach this season!
Emma has enjoyed swimming at Rancho for 13 years, and coaching
for 4 years. She is very excited to become an Assistant Coach this
summer. Emma is currently a senior at Acalanes High School, and
will be attending Loyola Marymount University next year. She is
thrilled to come back for another amazing season at Rancho!