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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 Lawicki returns to Coto after swimming with the team from 2010 to 2012. In addition to Coto, she's also swam with the Mission Viejo Nadadores and Irvine Novaquatics. Kellie went on to swim at Duquesne University, but due to an injury, she decided to shift her role in swimming from athlete to coach. 
 
She started her coaching career with her high school alma mater, Santa Margarita, for two years. From there she moved to Tucson, Arizona to finish her Bachelor's degree and coach for a local high school team. After finishing her degree in 2016, she relocated back to Orange County and was an assistant coach at Concordia University, Irvine from 2016 to 2017 and coach at Irvine Novaquatics from 2016 to 2018. Kellie is also the Head Coach at Portola High School. 
 
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 and new baby, Liam. Her motto is to NEGU! (Never Ever Give Up)

Liang Joe

10 & Under Lead Coach

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Liang Joe is now in her sixth season with the Coto Coyotes.  This is her second season as the 10 & under lead coach and first year as the Master's 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. 

 

Liang has a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from San Francisco State University.  Her passion outside of the pool includes martial arts and yoga.  Liang also speaks three languages (English, Spanish, and Chinese) and lived in Argentina in early childhood.  Now, she spends most of her time with her husband, Steve, and kids, Ashley (18) and Brandon (14). 

 

Leilani Edmonds

Assistant Coach

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