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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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Education: B.S. Biology - Gardner-Webb University
Number of Years Coaching For PCST: 2
Number of Years Coaching Overall: 13
Previous team: Dynamo Swim Club
Previous place(s) lived: Atlanta, GA and Boiling Springs, NC
Fun Facts: Swam while at Gardner-Webb.  Cheese enthusiast 
Pet: Maverick - German Shepherd
What type of goggles do you personally prefer: Silver Mirrored Swedes

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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Name: Bobbie Martin
Education: Masters in Forensic Psychology
Coaching For PCST since 2012
Previous place(s): Orlando
Fun Facts: Harry Potter aficionado, enjoys running
Name and species of pet(s): Roxy (sweetest yellow lab ever), Trixie (sassiest dachshund ever) and Lucky (really fluffy cat)
Children: Emma (equally sassy and sweet)
What type of goggles do you personally prefer: Speedo Vanquisher, mirrored

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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Education: B.S. in Computer Science
Number of Years Coaching For PCST: 6
Number of Years Coaching Overall: 6
Previous places lived: Northern Virginia, Massachusetts, North Dakota
Fun Facts: Swam for PCST 2004-2008, came back to PCST as a coach in 2012. 
Goggle Preference: Speedo Vanquishers 2.0+
 

Cameron Fitzgerald

Assistant Coach

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Education: Currently in college, graduating in December of 2018
Number of Years Coaching For PCST: 5
Number of Years Coaching Overall: 5
Fun Facts: Started swimming with PCST when at 8.  Coach Brian was his Age group for the majority of his swimming career and Coach Steve his high school coach. 
Pets: Cat, Sammey
Goggle Preference: Speedo Vanquisher for meets and Swedes for practice

Sarah Dorman

Masters Coach

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Education: BA Political Science (Garnder Webb) MA Public Administration (Troy Univerity)
Number of Years Coaching For PCST:  11 years (longest on staff!)
Previous team(s): ATAC
Previous place(s):  Tallahassee
A fun fact or two: still likes to swim with the masters group, completed Ironman 2012, participated in the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 200 breast 
Name and species of pet(s): Saylor, Weimaraner
Children if applicable: Baby girl on the way, due at Christmas!
What type of goggles do you personally prefer: Swedish Goggles!

Amina Sara Martin

Assistant Coach

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Education: BA in Criminology/forensic science FSU Panama City.
Number of years coaching overall and w/PCST: 2
Places lived: Burbank California. Moved in 2014 to Fl.
Fun Fact(: certified rescue diver for 14 years, world traveler, lifeguard for 5 years, certified swim instructor, taught in California for 4, for 3 in FL.
Pet: little white curly haird bichonpoo, or poochon, named maxwell. 
Google Preference: Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored
 

Greg Rhinehart

Assistant Coach

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Education: B.A. in Linguistics from Brigham Young University, M.A.T. In Spanish from Florida Atlantic University
Number of Years Coaching For PCST: 1+
Number of Years Coaching Overall: 4
Previous team(s): PCST, Hollywood Hills High School
Previous place(s) lived : Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
Fun Facts
 - Lived in Peru for 2.5 years
 - Can speak a little Arabic
 - Used to hold a handful of PCST records 
Pets: Used to have a dog named Rio until my parents stole him from me
Children if applicable: Kai, 2 years old
Goggle Preference: Tinted Swedish
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