Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Jamie Lee

Head Coach


Coach Jamie began working for the Biloxi High School Swim Team in 1999 and coached the program until leaving for college in 2001.  He returned after college in 2006 being hired by the City of Biloxi to run the Natatorium.  He quickly resumed his duties with the BHS swim team and once again assisted with the task of helping with the rebuild of the swimming programs after Hurricane Katrina.  Assisting the former coaching staff the numbers continued to grow steadily each year.  He then took over the program as head coach for the boys’ team in 2015. 

Coach Jamie was born and raised in Biloxi in the Sunkist area.  He attended Beauvoir Elementary, Fernwood Middle School, and Biloxi High School c/0 1997.  He then attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received his bachelor’s degree and then attended the University of Mississippi and received his master’s degree.  He now works with the City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department as the Recreation Superintendent and has also been the head coach of the Biloxi Elite Swim Team, the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier year-round USA Swimming program since its beginning in 2007.  

Coach Jamie has been a part of swimming on the Mississippi Gulf Coast/Biloxi area his entire life.  Growing up swimming with the Biloxi Red Tide swim team, the SURF swim team, and the Biloxi High swim team he has returned to give back his vast knowledge to his Alma matter and help build a championship program.

Tanja Webber

Coaching Staff


Tanja has been working for the City of Biloxi Department of Parks and Recreation since 1999.  She started working as a lifeguard which led her into coaching swimming for the City of Biloxi with many of it's different teams.  In 2010 she started coaching with the Biloxi Elite Swim Team.  She served as an assistant coach for the MS Zones Team in 2012 and 2013.  Tanja is an ASCA Level II Professional Competitive Swim Coach and an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.

She started her swimming career at the age of 11, swimming for the Steyr Swim team in her hometown of Steyr Austria.   Her exceptional skills led her to compete in the Childrens World Championship where she finished 8th in the 100 Breaststroke.  Tanja was selected for the 1980 Austrian Olympic Team in Breast Stroke.  Tanja also played water polo in Memmingen Germany and was  a member of the Life Saving/Life Guarding team where her team finished 2nd at the National level.

Coach Tanja has been working with the BHS Swim Team since 2015.

Christine A Field

Coaching Staff


Coach Christine began working for Biloxi Public Schools during the 2016-2017 school year as Special Education teacher.  She was born and raised in Biloxi and attended St. James Elementary school, Michel 7th grade, Biloxi Junior High, and graduated from Biloxi High School in 2012. She was a part of the Biloxi High School Swim Team from 2007-2012, ending her swimming career after she won the 500 freestyle.  She was in the founding class for B.E.S.T when it was established in 2007 and swam year round until she graduated.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Pedagogy from Mississippi State University and graduated a die hard BULLDOG FAN! 

Coach Christine's teaching and coaching journey has just begun and she is excited to expand her knowledge in order to pass it along. She believes that every student has the ability to learn and grow when given the appropriate environment and encouragement. 


Hannah Herrington

Coaching Staff


Hannah McAdams Herrington joined the Biloxi Aquatics swim staff in 2020.  She is a Mississippi Gulf Coast native who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William Carey University in 2011. 

Coach Hannah comes to Biloxi Public Schools from Stone County.  She was head coach for the girls’ basketball team and under her guidance led the Lady Tomcats to a playoff appearance.  She was also an assistant coach to the girls’ softball team.   

Coach Hannah is eager to begin her swim coaching career.  She has a true passion for growing students and believes children can achieve success with hard work.  Hannah enjoys any outdoor water activities, is married to Justin Herrington, and they have three wonderful children.

We welcome Coach Hannah to the Biloxi staff.

Board of Directors

Melinda Cooper



Kelly Roundtree

Vice President


Amanda Seal



Kendra Wilhorn



Angie Baumgarten