Coaching Staff

2021 Glenwood Coaching Staff

Glenwood's swim team program is a full community effort, and no group better represents and embodies that spirit more than our 2021 coaching staff.   We rely on our coaches to encourage and recognize self-improvement, sportsmanship, and camaraderie in all our swimmers, and to make the summer swimming experience fun for everyone.

Joining longtime Coaches Jeremy Butler and Kelly Butler on the Big Team staff are assistant coaches Molly Benson, Jack Bowman, and Celia Ford. Max Bowman, Leo Kugel, and Melanie Morford will work with 10-and-under swimmers as junior assistant coaches this summer and also coach the Pre-Team with Lupe Garvey, Ella Schrebler, and Aidan Shaffer. Our assistant and pre-team coaches are swimmers, too, so when they're not busy working with your children, they'll be practicing and racing alongside their fellow Tigers.

For more information about the 2021 coaching staff, please see the Appendix of the Glenwood Tigers Swim Team 2021 Handbook. 

Coaching Staff

Jeremy Butler

Head Coach


Jeremy swam for the Glenwood Swim Team for 11 years, where he was known as the "White Shadow." He served as an assistant coach for four seasons, from 1998-2001. Glenwood has been a family affair for the Butlers. Jeremy and his brother were the proud recipients of Glenwood's Slattery Award, his father served as the announcer, his mother was clerk of course, and now his wife, Kelly, is currently an assistant coach. In July 2011, Jeremy and Kelly inaugurated the next generation of Butler Tigers with the birth of their first child, Adelaide, the day after Divisionals. In January 2013, little sister Kaia became the newest Butler cub, followed by Reese in November 2015.
After graduating from Miami University in Ohio, Jeremy moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he taught 8th grade history, coached high school basketball and middle school track, and swam for an adult Masters program. In Colorado he met his wife, Kelly, and they moved to Silver Spring in 2008. Jeremy teaches history at his alma mater, Walter Johnson High School, and also taught for two years at Loiederman Middle School. He has completed a degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at McDaniel College.

This will be Jeremy's 13th season as Head Coach for the Glenwood Tigers.   

Kelly Butler

Assistant Coach


Kelly Butler grew up in Wisconsin swimming for the YMCA.  She also ran cross country and track competitively from middle school through her years at St. Olaf College.  Kelly taught music and coached track and field in Colorado before heading East, joining the Glenwood Tigers.  She completed her master's degree in choral conducting at the University of Maryland in 2011 and currently teaches chorus at Walter Johnson High School and The Glorystar Children's Choir.

Kelly is a REAL Tiger Mom to daughters Adelaide,Kaia, and Reese, who joined the Glenwood family in July 2011, January 2013, and November 2015 respectively.  This is her 13th year with the team.