Coaches

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 Corey Tabor directly.

Coaching Staff

David Prodanovich

Head Coach & Aquatics Director

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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.  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, and numerous Sectional qualifiers. 

It is David's goal to lead by example and help all Coyote Athletes reach their goals.  He believe that when an athlete works hard, is passionate about what they do, and believes in what they are able to achieve; they can do anything.  David is looking forward to helping all Coyote athletes to realize their potential.  

Kellie Lawicki

Head Age Group Coach

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Kellie is now in her third season with the Coto Coyotes. She was a competitive swimmer with the Mission Viejo Nadadores, Irvine Novaquatics, and the Coto Coyotes in her youth. After an injury in college, Kellie decided to shift her role in swimming from swimmer to coach.  

She started her coaching career at the high school level coaching for her alma mater, Santa Margarita, and later a school in Tucson, Arizona. After relocating back to Orange County from Arizona, she started coaching with Concordia University, Irvine (2016-2017) and with Irvine Novaquatics (2016-2018).  In addition to her role with the Coyotes, she's been the Head Boys & Girls Swim Coach at Portola High School since it opened in 2016. 

Kellie is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she studied psychology and sports management. She enjoys going to Disneyland and to the beach with her husband, Adam, and 2-year-old son, Liam. Her motto is to NEGU! (Never Ever Give Up)

Janica Crisostomo

Assistant Coach

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Maddie Lawson

Assistant Coach

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Liang Joe

Masters Coach

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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 Lead Coach.

 

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.