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Marlin's Coaching Staff

Marlins Swimmers

We are here to support your swimmer(s). If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, or anything else related to the swim team, please contact your swimmer’s coach or Head Coach Paula Caucutt.  

Coaching Staff

Paula J Caucutt

Head Coach

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Paula has a B.S. in Physical Education (K-12) from the University of Wisconsin~Eau Claire.  She is currently certified as a USA and YMCA Coach, as well as certified  Level 4 Swimming Coach through the American Swimming Coaches Association.  Paula has more than 35 years of teaching swimming and coaching swimming combined.  She lives in Eau Claire with her husband Keith. 

Stephen K Byrd

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Steve has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin~Eau Claire, and a Master of Arts and Teaching Degree from the National Louis University~Evanston, Ill.   Steve is a YMCA and USA Certified Coach, with current certifications in Lifeguarding, First Aid & CPR. He is currently licensed in Wisconsin to teach Middle School Math & Elementary Education.  Steve has more than 20 years of experience in coaching, teaching swimming and working as a Waterfront Director at various summer camps combined.  Steve lives in Chippewa Falls with his wife Jane, their sons Eric, Michael & Austin!  He enjoys spending time with his family at their cottage on Shell Lake and traveling during his free time!

JoDea L Green

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JoDea has a B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Nebraska~ Lincoln.  JoDea is currently certified as a USA and YMCA coach.  She is also certified in Lifeguarding,  and CPR & First Aid.  As a talented swimmer, JoDea competed at the University of Nebraska as a four year letter winner, competed in the Olympic Trials, and also has earned numerous accomplishments as an age group swimmer.  JoDea has more than 20 years of coaching experience, and is the current Head Coach of the Memorial High School Women’s Swimming Team.  JoDea lives in Eau Claire with her husband Paul!  They have four children who all swam for the YMCA Marlins swim team...Christina (husband Joe), Katie (husband Josh), Laura, & Evan.  JoDea and Paul spend their free time boating, walking, visiting family, and volunteering at their Church!

Al Hudacek

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Al attended St Louis Park High School in Minnesota. He then attended UW~Eau Claire, and Mankato State University (MN) and receiving a BA and MA degree in Physical Education. He is currently teaching Physical Education in the Eau Claire Area School District, and has coached Eau Claire Memorial High Schools Diving Program for 19 years. Al has 25 years of experience coaching age group through NCAA II swimmers and divers! This is his second year as swim coach for the Eau Claire YMCA Marlins! Al lives south of Eau Claire with his wife Gretchen and their three children, Kaija, Elli, and Christian.

Vicki Glassbrenner

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Vicki has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education – Learning Disabilities; with an additional emphasis in Math.  She is in her13th year of teaching and currently teaches 4th grade at Crestview Academy.  Vicki swam for the Wausau West High School Swimming and Diving Team. Vicki began teaching swimming at age 16, and has taught swimming for the Wausau Parks & Recreation Department as well as the Eau Claire YMCA.  She coached with a summer city swim team at Schulemberg pool in Wausau and has been a Marlins Coach for two years!  Vicki lives in Eau Claire with her husband Mike!  They have three children, Ali, Craig and Molly, who all swim for the Eau Claire YMCA Marlins swim team!  When not coaching swimming or teaching, Vicki enjoys coaching soccer, going to the lake, reading and spending time with her family.

Barb Redman

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Barb has a B.S. in Elementary & Special Education from the University of Wisconsin~Eau Claire.  Barb is certified as a YMCA and USA Coach, and is currently certified in Lifeguarding, CPR & First Aid.  Barb has been a teacher in the Eau Claire Area School District for 18 years in both Special Education and Elementary Education.  Barb has more than 20 year of coaching and teaching swimming experience combined.  Barb lives in Eau Claire with her husband Chris.  They have four children, Jenny, Samantha, Ben & Emma!  Sam, Ben & Emma swim on our YMCA Marlins team!  When Barb is not coaching or teaching she enjoys time with family and friends, travels, reads and transports her children to all of their chosen activities!

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