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The Greenbrier Seahawk Coaches 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 administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jay Smith

GCC Head Coach

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Coach Jay is a Graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics, and recently a Masters in Mathematics Education! He is a Math Teacher at Princess Anne High School; an ASCA Level 3 Coach for USA Swimming at the Old Dominion Aquatic Club (ODAC); Virginia Swimming Zone Coach 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008. Coach of the Year for Princess Anne HS in 2004.  Most recently, in February 2014 and February 2017, Coach Jay led Princess Anne High School to the Virginia State Championship. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 his team Three-peated as the Conference and Regional Champs, but fell short in years 2015 and 2016 at States, placing 2nd at States to Thomas Jefferson HS in 2015 and to Menchville HS 2016.

 

This will be the 21st year as Head Coach of the Greenbrier Seahawks for Coach Jay. He has helped introduce summer league swimming to hundreds of swimmers. In the 20 years, over 50 Seahawks have won events at the VBSL All Stars, most in multiple events and breaking both team and league records.  Currently GCC has 3 relay and 8 individual League Records.

 

Jay loves to coach all levels of swimming from the learn-to-swim to the top level swimmer who competes at the top of their age-group, locally or throughout the state.  He enjoys helping the swimmers learn throughout each season, setting goals in the water and at school and then working toward achieving them.  Swimming smarter is>

 

As Jay moves into his third decade as the Seahawk Coach, his goal is to continue building the team to be competitive with the top teams of the league.

 

VBSL/Summer League Teams:

Greenbrier Country Club Seahawks Head Coach       Summer 1998 to present

Chesapeake Golf Club   1996 & 1997

College Park Aquatic Club   1991-1995

Marlin Swim Club (Western Branch) 1990

 

USA Teams

Old Dominion Aquatic Club Assistant Coach     Summer 2014 to present (and previously with ODAC 1990 - 1994)

Tri-City Aquatic Club Head Coach (USA Swimming)   1994 to 2014

 

HS Teams

Princess Anne High School Cavaliers Head Coach    1996 to present

Norfolk Collegiate High School Head Coach    1995

 

Sierra Trudeau

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This is Sierra's second summer with the Greenbrier Country Club Seahawks! Sierra is in going into her third year as Head Coach at Hickory High School Varsity Boys and Girls Team. A native to PA Sierra swam in age group and continued her swimming career at Westminster College also located in Pennsylvania. At Westminster she was a 4 year letter winner and was co-captain of the womens team her junior and senior years. While competing in college she made the All-PAC team all four years while also swimming her way to multiple NCAA DIII "B" cut times. After college, Sierra became the assistant coach at the University of Mount Union for the 2012-2015 seasons. While coaching she helped the women's team become OAC Conference Champions for the first time in the school's history in 2014-2015. That same year Mount Union recieved the honor of OAC Womens Coaching Staff of the Year. Sierra and her husband Cody reside in their new home in Chesapeake with their dog Mack and new baby girl, Adalind. 
 

Robin Morse

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Coach Robin has over thirty years of experience in aquatics.  She began as a lifeguard, water safety instructor, and pool manager at a variety of pools in the Tidewater area.  In 2003, Coach Robin joined ODAC as both a parent and a coach.  Currently, she coaches the eight and under swimmers in the afternoon at Great Bridge Swim and Racquet Club.  For 17 summers, she coached the Carolanne Farm Swim Team where her two children, Travis and Hailee swam.  Her son Travis is a graduating senior at Virginia Tech, and he is majoring in Business Information Technology.  Her daughter, Hailee, is a collegiate swimmer and a rising junior at the University of Mary Washington where she is majoring in nursing.  In addition to coaching, Robin graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and graduated from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in Administration (Supervision).  She continues to work for the City of Chesapeake as an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher.  Coach Robin believes that swimming promotes discipline, listening skills, cooperation, motivation, goal setting, and sportsmanship, but most of all that swimming should be ENJOYABLE!  

This is Robin's second year with Greenbrier Country Club. 

Board of Directors

Steve Jones

Team President

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Randy Anthony

Vice President

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Brian & Carol Hall

Secretary

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