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Dolphin Coaches

2021 NWB DOLPHIN COACHES

HEAD COACH-BRIAN DUFOUR

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Coach Brian is very excited to be the new Dolphins’ Head Coach.  He grew up swimming in the MCSL for the East Gate Gators and was an assistant coach for his 15-18 years.  He swam for RMSC’s Advanced Junior, Advanced Senior, and National Training groups.  As a member of the Winston Churchill Swim and Dive team, he was a four-year letter winner and Metros qualifier.  After college, he was a head coach in  the MCSL with Old Farm and Plantations, but having moved to Virginia, the commute became too much.  He coached the NVSL’s Fairfax Frogs for 8 seasons where they reset many team records, and broke 5 league records.  After 2 summers (mostly) off, then returning to the MCSL for a great season with Norbeck Hills, Brian coached his 9th and final season with the Frogs in 2019. He spent 8 years as the Mason Makos High School group coach, where he also coached High School Prep, Age Group, and Junior groups.  He was Co-Head Coach of WT Woodson HS for 12 years, during which time, the team won 14 District titles, 2 Region titles, and the Men's 2020 VSHL State Championship, with numerous All- American swimmers and divers throughout the years.  A strong believer in hard work, sportsmanship, and the power of a team, Coach Brian strives to emulate that which he expects in his swimmers and coaches.  Some of his proudest moments as a coach were when his teams won their division’s Sportsmanship Award. He believes that practices should be challenging, yet fun, and is a firm believer that what you see at meets is the result of what you put in at practice.  Brian lives in Germantown with his wife and their baby girl, along with their dog and cat, Merlin and Cubby.  He’s looking forward to a great season with Northwest Branch.  

 

ASSISTANT COACH-MADDIE BRENNAN

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Maddie has been a member of the dolphins for the past 10 years and has dreamed of coaching for Northwest Branch since she was younger. Outside of NWB, she was a member of RMSC for 3 years and swam for Northwood High School all four years of high school, serving as captain for 3 years. She loves to dress up for meets and cheer on her teammates. After missing last year, Maddie cannot wait for this season!

ASSISTANT COACH-LIAM MCDONOUGH 

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Liam is thrilled to be an assistant coach for the Dolphins! This will be Liam's 11th year on the team as he enters his senior year at Montgomery Blair high school. Along with the dolphins, he swims in RMSC’s National Training Group and is a 3-year varsity swimmer and Metros qualifier at Blair. Liam is a lifelong Dolphin and is super excited to give back as a coach this year.