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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.

For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Josh Tinley

Head Coach

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Josh has worked with young people, both professionally and as a volunteer for well over a decade.  He has been around the sport of swimming since he was 7 years old.  He is excited to be putting his interests, skills and passion to work as the Waves coach this season. Presently he teaches Advanced Honors and Standard Geometry at LaVergne High School.  Josh serves as assistant swim coach for both the LaVergne High School and Middle School teams.  He is a USA Swimming stroke-and-turn offical. 

Briley Houston

Assistant Coach

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Coach Briley has been on the Willoughby Waves team since 2007. 
She swam for the Mount Juliet High School Swim team last season as a freshman.
Her favorite stroke is the breast stroke.

Jonathan Perrone

Assistant Coach

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Jonathan is a student at John Paul II and is on the high school swim team. He has been swimming at Excel since 2010. He has also been swimming with the Waves since 2007. He has volunteered for 2 years and this is his first year as a coach. 

Dixie Flesher

Assistant Coach

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Dixie is a Mount Juliet High School student and has been swimming on the High School swim team.  She has been swimming with Middle Tennessee Swim Club since 2007.  Dixie has been a Waves swimmer since the age of 6 and has been an assistant coach for the last few years.  She is a certified lifeguard and loves working with children.

Joely rose Ford

Assistant Coach

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Joely Ford is 14 years old and has been swimming for 6 years. She has been a coach for two years and loves children. She is witty and funny. She leads all of our team cheers.... so make sure you join her when she starts cheering!!!

Chloe Sun

Assistant Coach

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Chloe is currently attending Mt. Juliet High School and has been swimming since 2008.  She loves kids and has been in several CIT positions at various children's summer camps.  Captain America is her favorite Avenger and she enjoys country music, Chuy's, and comedy podcasts. 

Simone Atkinson

Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Simone is 15 years old and has been swimming for Middle Tennessee Swim Club since the age of 9. She is a SouthEastern and High School State Qualifier,  specializing in butterfly stroke. She is a FABULOUS  artist.... She is happy to show her amazing ART.

Board of Directors

Angel Flesher

Team Rep

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Hannah Atkinson

Team Rep

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Dana Hix

Team Rep

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