HAST Head Coach, Sr. Gold Coach
Cell Phone #801-362-8626
Coach Stan Crump has coached and been successful at every level in competitive swimming, from the summer leagues to the NCAA 1 level. He comes to HAST from BYU, where he spent 31 years as Head Women's Coach and Assistant Head Coach for BYU Swimming (men's and women's combined). At BYU, his teams won 17 conference championships, and he coached numerous NCAA All-Americans, National finalists, and Olympic qualifiers. Previous to BYU, he was Head Coach for Timpview High School, and for the Utah Valley Dolphins. His first coaching assignment was at Pleasant Grove, in the summer league in 1975.
A nine-time coach of the year in the collegiate ranks, Stan has also been named a Master Coach in 1994, and a Distinguished Coach in 2004 by the Collegiate Swim Coaches of America. In 2002, he earned the Level 5 designation from the American Swimming Coaches Association, and has also received 13 ASCA Certificates of Achievement.
He directed the Cougar Swim Camp at BYU for 23 years, and has directed or presented at many clinics, including an assignment from USA Swimming in Amman, Jordan, at the University of Jordan.
Stan is married to the former Holly Ann Daughtrey. They have been married for 36 years, and have five children: Maggie, Jacob, Susannah, Wesley, and Eliza. They reside in Lehi, Utah.
Sr. Gold & Sr. Bronze Coach
Cell Phone #801-889-3200
Coach Buker began swimming for the Y- Spartaquatics Swim Club in Spartanburg, South Carolina when she was 10 years old before moving to Utah at age 13. She set many state and YMCA National records and was ranked National Top 16 in the 100 breaststroke. After high school she swam for #7 ranked Arizona State University. Her coaching career began in Idaho Falls as a volunteer age group coach for the Idaho Falls Cutthroats and later as the interim Head Coach, helping swimmers prepare to compete at the collegiate level and earn college scholarships. Kirsten has been coaching at HAST for 2 years and was an interim Senior Gold coach for the 2012 long course season. She is currently one of the Senior Bronze coaches. Kirsten believes that hard work can be addicting and fun. She encourages kids to be the best they can be regardless of their swimming level.
Age Group Head Coach, Dolphin Coach
Cell Phone #801-369-9669
Coach Shepherdson began her coaching career as a summer league coach. After 7 years in the summer league she coached at Lehi High School for 9 years. She started coaching for HAST in 2005 as the Stingray coach and then moved on to the Dolphins. She is currently coaching the 11 & 12 year olds in the Barracuda/Dolphin group. She really enjoys working with the age groups swimmers, and loves seeing their eyes light up when they start to understand stroke mechanics and start to really swim fast. "When this happens, the swimmers get really excited about swimming and that makes my job fun!!"
Coach Oles has been coaching since 1992 and
is now our Barracuda coach. She started at OTAC and moved to HAST
when the pool was first opened in 1993. Janet has been involved
with the development of Hilltop from day one. Janet envisioned a
team that cities from all around would feed. Thus the name Hilltop,
a team set on a hill which the community would look to. Janet is a
Level 2 ASCA coach and has been an assistant Zone’s coach for
the State of Utah. Janet’s daughter (Sonrisa) swam at BYU so
she understands the long range development of a swimmer from a
parents’ point of view. Janet was named Utah Swimming Age
Group Coach of the Year for 2001, but feels her biggest honor came
when the kids honored her after their State Championship win in
March 2001. Janet says that the kids’ examples have taught
her courage, the importance of a good attitude, and the
determination to never give up (even when you're tired) in her own
Cell Phone #801-362-9333
Coach Tiffany has been a coach at HAST for many years. She has been our Senior Coach and has also been the American Fork High School Swim Coach. BYU recruited Celeste as a backstroker and was the captain of the BYU swim team her junior and senior year. She and her husband Steven have two sons and one daughter. She loves to see the improvement and the excitement of the swimmers as they learn to love swimming.
Elizabeth M Grant
Cell Phone #801-318-0425
Coach Beth Grant coached with our team before moving with her husband to California several years ago. Now she has returned, and we are so glad to have her back!! Her many years of coaching beginner through high school level swimmers makes her an all around great coach.