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Dolphin Coaches

2020 NWB DOLPHIN COACHES

HEAD COACH-BRIAN DUFOUR

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.  Currently, he is finishing his 12th and final year as Coach of WT Woodson HS, where the team has won 14 District titles, and 2 Region titles (Fingers crossed for States on 2/22/20), with numerous All- American swimmers and divers.  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.