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. 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.
Head Age Group Coach
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)
10 & Under Lead Coach
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
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
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).