Coaching Staff

2016 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 2016 coaching staff.   We rely on our coaches to encourage and recognize self-improvement, sportsmanship and camaraderie within all our swimmers, and to make the summer swimming experience fun for everyone.

In addition to the staff profiled below , Glenwood has another terrific crew of young men and women working with the pre-team this summer. They are Erica McGovern, Katie Flynn, Lauren McCaffrey, Tess Mayfield, Mallory Niemczuk and Michael Petrizzo and they are excited to be coaching the future of Glenwood swimming!

Coaching Staff

Jeremy Butler

Head Coach

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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 4 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.
 
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 8th season as Head Coach for the Glenwood Tigers.   
 

Kelly Butler

Assistant Coach

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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 out 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 8th year with the team. 
 

Elyse Frank

Assistant Coach

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Elyse Frank completed her 11th swimming season as a Glenwood Tiger in 2013 and was the 2013 receipient of Glenwood's William Slattery award. This will be her second summer as an assistant coach with the big team, following three summers as a pre-team coach. Elyse's other summer swimming accolades include the MCSL's Sarah Auer scholarship, the Karen Hauser Spirit Award and at least one Most Dedicated Swimmer trophy. A 2012 graduate of Albert Einstein High School, Elyse just completed her sophomore year at the University of Maryland studying psychology and kinesiology. She also coaches year-round swimming with FINS of Montgomery County. Her favorite phrase? GO TIGERS!

Emily Mayfield

Assistant Coach

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Emily Mayfield is thrilled to return to the big team as a second year coach this summer. Emily began her Glenwood career at age 8. She was named Most Dedicated her first summer on the team, has won numerous high point awards, and set four team records in 2011. Emily is a rising sophomore at Dickinson College i, where she is still exploring majors. She is excited to pass on the Glenwood traditions to new generations of tigers.

Tom Benson

Assistant Coach

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Tommy is a returning coach who has moved up to the big team after three seasons coaching on the pre-team at Glenwood. Tommy graduated from Gonzaga High School last year and attends the University of Michigan. Tommy swam for Glenwood for the 10 years and also swam for RMSC. He is part of the current Glenwood record-holding Boys’ Open Medley Relay team and competed at the 2015 NCSA Junior National meet. 

Gail Anderson

Assistant Coach

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Gail is very excited to begin her first year as a big team coach. She began swimming for the Tigers when she was 6. Last year, she was a latecomer to the pre team coaching staff, coming in two weeks into the season. As a swimmer, Gail has won numerous high point awards and been a member of two different record setting 175 graduated relay teams. She was a member of Albert Einstein High School’s swim team for four years, serving as a captain this last year. She has been swimming for RMSC since she was 7. Gail will start at Kenyon College in the fall to study English and to swim.