Head Coach & Aquatics Director
David Prodanovich grew up and swam the majority of his
career in Santa Barbara, as a member of the Santa Barbara Swim
Club. From SBSC he went to swim in college at Cal Poly,
San Luis Obispo where he studied Kinesiology.
David began his coaching career for his old
club team in Santa Barbara in 2002. From there
he returned to San Luis Obispo to coach for the Seahawks and
was their Head Coach in 2005. In 2006, David relocated
to Orange County and began to coach for the Fullerton Aquatics
Sports Team. During his eleven years there,
David developed numerous top-ten National Age Group
qualifiers, All-Star's, and Sectional qualifiers.
David came to the Coto Coyote Swim Team in June of 2017 and has
the goal of leading by example and help all Coyote Athletes reach
their potential. When David is not at practice he
enjoys spent time at Disneylad and exploring national parks with
his wife Katie and dog Wyatt.
Lead Age Group Coach
I was a swimmer for 15 years. I started at the Fullerton Aquatic
Sports Team and swam there for eleven years where I was a distance
swimmer. My primary events were the 500, 1000, and mile. I also
swam varsity for El Dorado High School for all four years and when
I graduated, I went to Cypress College for two years where I hold
the 500 and 1650 school records. Then I transferred to Concordia
University Irvine and swam there for two years and graduated with
my bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences with a minor in
psychology and I am currently pursuing my master's degree. I first
started teaching swim lessons and pre-competitive coaching in 2014
and continued to do so through 2020.
Coach Kayleen will be working primarily with the Senior Teal and
the Coyote 2 White groups.
Esther has been in the water for most of her life as a
swimmer. She then began teaching lessons in 2016 and worked
with all ages between 2 and 50 years old. Esther began
coaching competitive swimming in 2018 and additionally she was one
of our Cubs Summer Team coaches this past summer. Esther will be
working with our Coyote, Coyote 1, and Coyote 2 Teal groups.
Katie A Clement
Katie has been a swimmer for most of her life, but it
transformed into one of her passions when she started high school
where she swam all four years at Tesoro. Katie is a certified
lifeguard and has been teaching swim lessons for the past two
years. This past summer she was one of our Cubs Summer Team
coaches and found that her passion as a swimmer, is also her
passion for coaching. While note coaching, she is a Freshmen
at UC Irvine studying Biomedical Engineering. Katie will be
working with the Coyote, Coyote 1, and Coyote 2 Teal
Liang Joe is now in her seventh season
with the Coto Coyotes. This is her second year as a
Master's coach. Prior to that she was the 10 & Under
She first joined in 2013 as the 10 & under
assistant coach when her kids, Ashley and Brandon, were on the
team. As a mom of two kids on the team, she noticed this team
not only supports the athletes, but it emphasizes community and
relationships. This family oriented team inspired her to be a
coach. Her favorite part about being a coach is watching a
swimmer progress in the sport of swimming and teaching them how to
reach their goals. She believes strength is about
consistency, persistence, hard work, and overcoming the things
you thought you couldn't achieve.
Liang's swimming experience started when she
joined her high school swim team. She continued to swim
post-high school until she found her way on the Coto Master's Team
and now participates in Triathlons.
Liang has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from San Francisco State
University. She is a certified Infant Swimming
Resource (ISR) instructor. Teaching ISR lessons and her
passion towards the mission to see that "Not One More Child
Drowns," gives her an opportunity to save a child's life and
give back to the community.