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Brian Haddad

Head Coach

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Brian Haddad has been a coach with the Panama City Swim Team since January 2009, serving as the club's first ever full time Head Age Group Coach from 2009-2013 and as Head Coach since August 2013. Coach Haddad has more than twenty years of experience in coaching competitive swimming at all levels. 

Immediately prior to joining the Tsunamis, Coach Haddad was the Head Age Group coach for the Nashville Aquatic Club in Nashville, Tennessee (2002-2008).  He began coaching in the Mobile, Alabama area Summer Leagues in 1992 and got his first Head Age Group Coach job with the City of Mobile Swim Association in 1998 where he served until 2002.  He was inducted into the City of Mobile Swim Association Hall of Fame in 2006.  

Coach Haddad has been integral in the long term development of swimmers who have gone on achieve great things in the sport such as a National Champion and World Championship Team USA Member.  Additionally, swimmers have qualified for meets such as Olympic Trials, National Championships, and Junior Nationals and gone on to compete for colleges all across the country.  Age Group swimmers under Coach Haddad's direction have set numerous Southeastern Swimming LSC Records (Individual and Relay), as well as posted many National Top 10 rankings, won Southeastern Swimming LSC Championships, and won Southern Zone Meet Championships.  Every club under Coach Haddad's direction as Head Age Group Coach saw significant increase in both recruitment and retention of age group swimmers.  These swimmers were all developed under the model of providing for an athlete's long term success as a Senior swimmer and beyond.

Coach Haddad has served in multiple capacities by being a coach, recruiter, website coordinator, record keeper, meet director, etc...  Additionally, Coach Haddad has been involved in the governance of the sport at both the LSC and National level.  He has served the Southeastern Swimming LSC as Coach Representative (Board of Directors Position and Chair of the Coaches Technical Committee), Age Group Chair (Board of Directors Position), Records and Rankings Chair, and Zone Team Head Coach (2002, 2003, 2006).  Coach Haddad has served as a delegate to the USA Aquatic Sports Convention and has been a member of the Southern Zone Championships Meet Committee several times.  He served on USA Swimming's Age Group Development Committee from 2006-2011, and helped to develop and test USA Swimming's Virtual Club Championships.

Coach Haddad is originally from Mobile, Alabama and swam competitively for CMSA from 1985-1991.  Coach Haddad graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Broadcast Communications.

Collin Burchins

Head Age Group Coach

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Collin is the Head Age Group Coach for PCST.  Prior to PCST, Collin was a coach with Dynamo Swim Club for four years in his hometown of Atlanta, GA. Collin is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina 

 

 

Steve Burdeshaw

Head Site Coach Mosley

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Coach Steve has been a swimming enthusiast for 40+ years. He started swimming for PCST at the age of 14 and was on the first Mosley High School swim team in 1974-75 (which was also the first high school swim team in Bay County). In college, Coach Steve swam for Steve Bultman at Pensacola Jr. College and later briefly swam for Randy Reese at UF. These two coaches were influential in shaping Steve’s love of swimming and coaching in particular.

In 1979, Steve began coaching at Mosley High School and has also been involved in club swimming off and on from that time to the present. Currently an ASCA Level 2 coach, he started coaching and overseeing the Mosley Site for PCST in 2013. In addition to his work with high school and club swimming programs, he also remains heavily involved in the middle school swimming program in Bay County, which has grown significantly since it began in 2006.

Bobbie Martin

Head Developmental Coach

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When the Tsunamis needed some help over the summer with our Novice coaches, there Bobbie to the rescue.  After getting to work directly with Coach Brian for an entire summer (one of the best coaching minds you can learn under to begin your coaching career), Coach Bobbie has developed into a spectacular instructor and mentor for the Tsunamis.  Since then she has become a tremendous part of our coaching staff and has helped lead numberous young Novice swimmers to higher levels along the way.  Her own daughter, Emma, is a wonderful young developing swimmer whom was a very excited to have on the team!  We are thrilled to have Coach Bobbie in the program and cannot wait to see even better things from her and her daughter in the future.

Jessica Barisano

Team Administrator

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Coach Jessica has come back to rejoin the Tsunamis.  However, when she was last on the Panama City Swim Team, we were known as the "Sailfish".  When she swam on PCST the team consisted of about 40 or so year round swimmers.  Needless to say Jessica is excited to see the Tsunamis with nearly 200 year round swimmers these days and is thrilled to be a part of it. After moving to the Bay County area at the age of 7, she joined PCST and went on to become the Captain of Mosley High School.  She was a member of the All-State Pinch-a-Penny All-Star Team in high school and reached the Sectional Championships Level for PCST.

Since moving away to go to college at the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, she has had an incredibly successful career working for prestigious hotels in Orlando, FL, Los Angeles and Newport, California.  Her management experience is going to help her tremendously with the Tsunamis as the Team Administrator.  For the year of 2011, Jessica did an incredible job as our Head Developmental Coach, helping build our Novice and Summer Splashes program to heights never before seen.  She now remains on staff as our Team Administrator by helping in areas such a team billing and new swimmer registrations.

DJ Reyes

Assistant Coach

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The Tsunamis are happy to welcome DJ back to PCST as a member of our coaching staff!  Years ago, Mr. Reyes was a valuable swimmer on the PCST program, as were his two younger brothers Sammy and Nate.  Now that he has returned from college, he carries with him additional coaching experience that has prepared him to become a terrific Novice coach for the Tsunamis.  Not only has DJ been a great Red Cross lessons instructor over the years, he has helped the Merritt Brown middle school swim team as an assistant coach for multiple seasons.  As a result, he has been a positive role model and inspirational guide for our young blooming Tsunami Novice swimmers.

Cameron Fitzgerald

Assistant Coach

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A young and ambitious swimmer, Cameron has been with the Panama City Swim Team since he was eight starting in the novice group and is now coaching that group! Originally working in the Summer Splash Program as a seasonal coach, he was asked to join the PCST team as a year round coach in September, which he was gladly to accept. With intentions to advance his coaching skills under the leadership of the PCST staff, he continues to bring energy and fun to the novice group at both Mosley and Gulf Coast pools. While going to Gulf Coast State College to obtain a degree in psychology, he also works as a lifeguard at the pool and has a part time photography job. He is looking forward to a great swim season with his home team and all of you.

Michael Kozenieski

Assistant Coach

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Michael Kozenieski started swimming for team called Tarpon Aquatic Club in Punta Gorda, Florida in 1999, and swam from them until 2002. He returned to competitive swimming when he joined his high school team in 2008. He would also return to swimming for his former club swim team, now called Charlotte County Swimming, where he would swim all four years, becoming team captain his senior year. After graduating high school in 2012, he join the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for his former high school swim team, then later joined the club team, while he started college at State College of Florida. During this coaching tenure, Coach Michael coached a wide variety, ranging from high school age level, to novice level. Coach Michael moved to Panama City in 2015 to continue his college education in the field of Psychology at Florida State University: Panama City campus. He looks forward to helping in anyway he can with the swimmers to not only be successful, but to enjoy the sport as well.

Sarah Mrazek

Masters Coach

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Sarah grew up in Tallahassee, FL and swam for Terry Maul at the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC). Sarah qualified for the 2000 US Olympic Trials in the 200 meter breaststroke; competing at Trials was definitely the highlight of her swimming career. Sarah swam for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC from 2004-2006.

Since moving to Panama City Beach in 2007, Sarah has coached all ages and all groups of PCST; she currently coaches the PCST Masters and occasionally helps with all groups. Sarah completed Ironman Florida in 2012 and still loves to swim, Crossfit, and compete.

Cody Bronnenberg

Masters Coach

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Cody Bronnenberg started swimming for the Panama City Swim Team in 2001, and continued to swim for them for 11 years. After learning much under the guidance of former PCST head coach Jonathan Kaplan, Cody was honored to swim with the Florida Gators for the 2011-2012 season under current Florida head coach and former USA Olympics team head coach Gregg Troy. He went on to complete a Bachelors of Science degree in physics. After graduation in 2015, he returned to Panama City and became an assistant coach for Arnold High Schools swim team for the 2015 season. Today, the knowledge he has gained over his swimming career and his understanding of physics are both used to coach the novice group at the Frank Brown Park site and implemented as a technical assistant to every group on occasion.

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