2019 GATOR COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Ashley House Smith
Hello Gators! My name is Ashley (House) Smith and I am returning for my second year as Head Coach for Five Seasons. For 20 years I have been coaching swimmers all the way from blowing bubbles to the national level. In my tenure I have coached 10 & Under swimmers to several state titles, coached middle school swimming for Sunman-Dearborn Middle School (SDMS) for 5 years, as well as assisted with East Central High School (ECHS) Swim team for a few years. I have been a swim lesson instructor for 19 years in both group and private lessons. Back in the day I was a competitive swimmer for East Central Swim Team (ECST), SDMS, and ECHS in Southeast Indiana; so I am a Northern Kentucky transplant for the past 4 years! In high school I was a state qualifier all four years and I also went on to swim in college at Baldwin Wallace College (now University) in Berea, OH. My parents were my coaches for most of my swimming career so I bring with me the experience and belief of work hard-play hard for success as a swim team family. My brother Kyle swam for Purdue University and Queens University and my youngest brother Grant is swimming for Arizona State University. I currently work for Covington Independent Public Schools as a School Psychologist. I have a wonderful husband, Brady, 2 daughters (Aven-5, Finley-9), 2 sons (Mason-12, Zachary-13) and a Great Dane named Haskins (we are huge Ohio State fans!). My family and I are very excited to be back this season!
Assistant Swim Coach Meghan Greenwell:
My name is Meghan Greenwell and swimming has always been a huge part of my life! I began swimming for the NKSL when I was six. Since then I have swam for Brookwood and Five Seasons, as well as coached for Beechwood and Five Seasons! I also swam for the Northern Kentucky Clippers for six years and was a varsity swimmer throughout my four years at NDA. I am finishing up my freshman year at Northern Kentucky University with a major in Nursing. I am excited to be returning as a coach at Five Seasons this year.
Assistant Swim Coach Chloe Kresnak
Hi! My name is Chloe Kresnak! I am currently a student at the University of Cincinnati. I graduated from Holy Cross High School in 2017. My swimming experience started at Five Seasons when I was in 8th grade and it was such an impact on my life that I made it into a collegiate career. Besides swimming I am an Exercise science major with a minor in Psychology and I also take part in a leadership program on campus. I had so much fun coaching the last two year and getting to know the kids! I am excited to have some fun and see what everyone accomplishes this season!
Assistant Swim Coach Maggie Bushelman
Hi Gators! I'm Maggie Bushelman and this will be my second season coaching at Five Seasons. I graduated from Beechwood High School in 2013 and I will be graduating in May from NKU with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish. I swam for 12 years as a USA Club swimmer and I swam in the summers for Fort Mitchell Country Club and Beechwood Swim Club. I also swam for Beechwood High School starting in the 6th grade. I began coaching in 2012 at Beechwood Swim Club, coaching their first Pre-Swim Team. I continued coaching there until 2015, coaching the 8 and unders and 9-10s. Before transferring home to NKU in the Fall of 2017, I attended the University of Mississippi and coached for a USA Club team called Shockwave Aquatic Team. I also have 8 years of experience teaching private and group swim lessons.
Assistant Swim Coach Ethan Hanna
I am a 2019 Covington Catholic graduate. I have been swimming for 12 years. I started out swimming NKSL at Brookwood Swim Club. A few years later I began swimming for the Northern Kentucky Clippers, which I still do today and have been there for 10 years. When I was 12 I joined Five Seasons and have been off and on with NKSL since then. I am currently a part of the National Team at the Clippers. I am a 3x NCSA qualifier and a 2x Summer Junior National Meet qualifier. I am a 4x High School Regional Individual Champion along with 3x High School Regional Relay Champion, and have placed top 8 in all my individual events since sophomore year. And in the fall I will be attending the University of Cincinnati where I will be swimming and an undecided Business major.
Assistant Swim Coach Luka Kampinga
Hi! My name is Luka Kampinga and I will be joining the Gators coaching staff for the first time this summer as well as swimming in the 15-18 age group. My swimming career began with the Five Seasons Gators at the age of 5, swam for several year-round USA swimming teams, and I just finished my freshman year of high school at Covington Catholic where I was able to qualify for and represent my team at the KHSAA State Meet. I really enjoy working with children and am excited to be on board to help foster the same love of swimming in our younger Gators that I have.
Head Coach Karly Brungs
My name is Karly Brungs. I have been diving since I was 11 years old. I started and finished my NKSL diving career at the Florence Aquatic Center, competing in the Championship Meet each year, consistently finishing in the top 6. I was also a part of the Varsity Diving team at Boone County High School, and held the position of Dive Team Captain my Junior and Senior year. I qualified for and competed in the KHSAA State meet all 4 years. I started coaching for the NKSL at Five Seasons three years ago, where we won the 1st place title at the Championship meet for the 3rd year in a row. I am excited to be coaching again this year and having fun with the kids and helping them learn some new dives along the way.
Assistant Coach Diana Henke
My name is Diana Henke (formerly Thomas). I am a mother of two wonderful grown sons and the grandmother of 4. I attended Thomas More College for undergraduate school and Xavier University for Graduate School. My degrees are in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Psychology. I was an associate . Professor at Thomas More College from 1984-2004, and a guest lecturer for University of Cincinnati. My specialty is Child Abuse and Neglect. I have worked with kids all my life: as a swim instructor, diving coach, work detail supervisor, and teacher. I worked as a Guardian Ad Litem for Clermont County Juvenile Court from 1998-2010. I’ve also volunteered at CASA For Clermont Kids, Pro Kids, Juvenile and Adult Probation and the Northern Kentucky Foster Care Review Board. My favorite thing to do is helping kids attain their potential while having fun. I also enjoy spending time with my fabulous husband, going on walks, and riding bikes. In my spare time I volunteer at Rose Garden Mission in Covington. I am a third order Carmelite and enjoy sharing my Christian Faith. I have volunteered as an assistant diving coach at Five Seasons since 2004 and have truly enjoyed witnessing the kids grow and learn. GO GATORS!!!!