The Thornwood Sharks have been working hard, having fun, and swimming fast for 40 years. Located in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, the Sharks are a member of the Memorial Spring Branch Swim Conference. We cater to any athlete from age 4 to age 18 who is looking to make swimming a part of their Summer.
Head Coach - Mike Hoskovec (9th year)
Coach Hos has been involved in swimming in some fashion for over 30 years. He started as a Summer leaguer in Omaha, Nebraska, and worked his way through the club, high school, and collegiate ranks. Coach Hos was an NCAA Division II All-American and 2x team captain at Truman State University (where he met his wife, Coach Jen) and has now been coaching at Stratford High School for the past 15 years where he has coached multiple high school All-Americans and Texas State Champions. He coached the SHS boys to back-to-back state titles in 2012&13. Coach Hos has been named by his peers as the District (20x), Region (14x), and State (2x) High School Coach of the Year. He enjoys coaching the Sharks because it allows him to spend time with his neighbors, family, and friends!
Pre-Swim Director/Co-Head Coach - Jen Hoskovec (9th year)
Coach Jen started swimming as a 6 year old in Duncanville, TX and hasn't left the sport since. She has spent over 15 years teaching swim lessons to youngsters. Coach Jen also worked her way through the YMCA, club, high school, and collegiate ranks. She was also a Division II All-American at Truman State University and was a member of a national championship 200 Freestyle Relay team. She has lived in Houston for 17 years and is a Genetic Counselor at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Coach Jen loves coaching the little sharks and watching them grow, as well as the family atmosphere at the Thornwood Pool. The Hoskovecs live in Thornwood with their two daughters, Anna and Laurel, and two dogs, Stella & Pearl.
2018 Shark Assistants
Morgen Reyna - 5th year Shark! Morgen will graduated Stratford this year and will continue swimming in college next year at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Emma Balevic - 4th year Shark! Emma is graduate of Stratford. She swam as a freshman and has since moved on to drumline. She loves working with the kids and being around the water.
Tyler Egger - 3rd year Shark Coach/Long time Shark! Tyler is a graduate of Stratford and is on the Varsity Cross Country team. He has been a Shark since moving to the neighborhood a few years ago.
Leah Easton - 1st year Shark! Leah is a member of the Stratford High School swim team and enjoys time with family, friends, and pets. She is looking forward to working with the kids.