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Coaches & Directors

 

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2019 COACHING STAFF 

Scott Cohen – Head Coach

scohen3@cherrycreekschools.org

303-478-7479

Scott has served as the head coach at Piney Creek for the past 10 years.  He has served as the head swimming coach at Smoky Hill High School for the past 24 years.  Scott has been named the 5A Colorado High School Swimming Coach of the Year four times (1996, 2005, 2010, 2011).  He was named the National Federation of High Schools Southwest Region National High School Swimming Coach of the Year in 2013-2014.  Since 1997, Scott has coached 14 Colorado High School Swimmers of the Year, 25 Colorado State Champions, 182 National All-American performances, and 147 National Academic All-Americans at Smoky Hill.  Scott lead Mullen High School to back-to-back state championships before coming to Smoky Hill.  Scott is married to Jennifer Cohen, a former Smoky Hill and Piney Creek coach.  Jennifer and Scott are parents of Katie (14 years-old) and Emily (11).

Scott serves as the Activities Director and Student Government teacher at Smoky Hill.  He graduated from Cherry Creek High School, where his teams won four Colorado State Championships and one NISCA National Power Point Championship.  Scott attended Claremont McKenna College where he was a Division III All-American. 

 

Erin Wehrle – 13-18, 9-10 and 8 & Under

erinwehrle33@gmail.com

720-341-0784

Years Coaching at Piney Creek = 5

4th Grade Teacher at Cottonwood Creek Elementary School and Assistant Varsity Swimming Coach at Smoky Hill High School

Swam at University of Puget Sound and Cherry Creek High School

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle

 

Meghan Plachy – 13-18, 9-10 and 8 & Under

meghanplachy@yahoo.com

303-905-0850

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 9

Kindergarten teacher in Denver Public Schools & Assistant Varsity Swimming Coach at Smoky Hill High School

Graduate of Colorado State University and Smoky Hill High School

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke

 

Kelse Johnson – 11-12 and 8 & Under

kelse@kelsejohnson.com

303-324-9605

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 5

Graduate of Ohio University and Smoky Hill High School.  Kelse was the Smoky Hill Student Body President and is a Smoky Hill Team Record Holder in the 200 Medley Relay

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke and Backstroke.

 

Jordyn Richey – 13-18, 11-12 and 8 & Under

jordynrichey4@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 6

Studying Biology with an emphasis in pre-nursing at Western State Colorado University. Graduate of Smoky Hill High School.

Western State Team Record Holder in the 100 & 200 Breaststroke and 200 IM.  Colorado State Championship Finalist in the 100 Breaststroke

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke

 

Katie Anthony – 11-12 and 8 & Under

kanthony6000@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 5

Marking & Finance major at Colorado State University.  Graduate of Smoky Hill High School.

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke

 

Sarah Power – 11-12 and 8 & Under

sarahjpower2@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 5

Psychology & Pre-medicine major at Oklahoma University.  Graduate and valedictorian at Smoky Hill High School.

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle & Backstroke

 

Kelly Saindon – 9-10 and 8 & Under

kellysaindon8@outlook.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 5

Recent graduate of Smoky Hill High School.  Will attend Creighton University.

Favorite Stroke = Butterfly & Backstroke

 

Maggie Robben – 9-10 and 8 & Under

merobben10@comcast.net

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 3

Currently attends Smoky Hill High School.  Smoky Hill Team Record Holder in the 100 Breaststroke. Colorado state finalist in the 100 Breaststroke and 200 IM.

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke

 

Katie Power – 8 & Under

katieannepower@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 3

Attends Smoky Hill High School.  Colorado state finalist in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke & Freestyle

 

Gabriella Goris – 8 & Under

ggoris7@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 3

Attends Smoky Hill High School.

Favorite Stroke = Backstroke

 

Blythe Iverson – 8 & Under

blytheiverson@yahoo.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 2

Attends Smoky Hill High School.  State finalist in the 500 Freestyle

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle

 

Kendall Bergstrom – 8 & Under

gobigredat5280@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 2

Attends Smoky Hill High School.

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle and Butterfly

 

Tylen Phillips – 9-10 and 8 & Under

tylen@renwareinc.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Colorado High School Swimmer of the Year in 2018.  Smoky Hill Team Record Holder in the 100 Butterlfy and 100 Backstroke.  Attend and swims at Lindenwood University, where he is studying Exercise Science.

Favorite Stroke = Butterfly and Freestyle

 

Alex Burkhardt – 8 & Under

alexburkhardt2@yahoo.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Recent graduate of Smoky Hill High School.  State finalist in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke.  Will attend and swim at Truman State University.

Favorite Stroke = Backstroke

 

Kristina Domashevich – 8 & Under

kdomashevich@cherrycreekschools.org

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Attends Smoky Hill High School.  State finalist in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle and Backstroke

 

Jadyn Phillips – 8 & Under

jadynj@renwareinc.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Attends Grandview High School.  State finalist in the 200 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle and Butterfly

 

Annelise Thomas – 8 & Under

annelisekthomas@gmail.com

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Attends Smoky Hill High School.  State finalist in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay.

Favorite Stroke = Breaststroke and Butterfly

 

Emma Goodwin – 8 & Under

emma.goodwin@comcast.net

Years coaching at Piney Creek = 1

Attends Regis Jesuit High School

Favorite Stroke = Freestyle and Breaststroke

Coaching Staff