Coaching Staff

2019-2020 Season



Lou Williams-  Head Swim Coach - Boys and Girls Head Coach

Coach Lou is a father of three who resides in the Souderton Area School District with his wife Lauren and children Finlee, Emerson and Olive. He hails from Harrisburg, PA and is a product graduate of Central Dauphin East High School and Bloomsburg University, where he was a four-year member and senior year captain of the Huskies' men’s soccer team. The son of a collegiate-level swimmer; athletic endeavors and coaching were a part of Coach Lou’s life from a very early age. He was an active member of the West Shore YMCA swimming team where he was a multi-year YMCA National qualifier before focusing his attention on soccer late in his high school career. While attending Bloomsburg University he was a staff coach for the nationally recognized Bloomsburg Area YMCA swimming team (1998-2001). After moving to the Bucks/Montgomery County area in 2002, Coach Lou spent a number of years pursuing a career as a sports writer; working for both the Intelligencer in Doylestown as well as Montgomery Newspapers in Fort Washington. Most recently, Coach Lou has made a commitment to coaching, an activity which he finds fulfilling and allows him to play a more active role in the lives of his children. He spent a year as the Youth Sports Director and three seasons as the head swimming coach at the Ambler Area YMCA before taking over head coaching responsibilities for the Souderton Dolphins, SACAC Seahawks and Souderton Area High School Swimming and diving teams. Coach Lou is also a competition-level CrossFit athlete, a CF-L2 trainer at CrossFit Apex and holds current USA Swimming coaches' credentials.  


Megan Herbet - diving coach

Coach Megan started diving at the age of seven with the Pennridge Gators and continued up until she graduated from college. She was a member of the Pennridge High School Swimming and Diving team all four years and the Ithaca College Swimming and Diving team for three years competing on both 1- and 3-meter boards. Megan's coaching experience began during high school where she was an assistant coach for the Gators and then Head Coach in 2007, 2010, and 2011. She has worked with divers of all age groups and skill levels from beginners to state qualifiers. After a season off to welcome her first baby Coach Megan is excited to be back on the SACAC pool deck coaching our divers.


Wendy Hedrick- diving coach

Hi! My name is Wendy Hedrick and I am the Souderton Aquatic’s dive coach. My experience in diving started at the age of seven. I spent my life at the pool and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I was a diver on the Souderton Aquatic Club in the winter and in the summer I was on the Harleysville Swim Team. When I reached Souderton high school I continued to dive on the high school team and following that into college. My career as a diver stretched over 13 years! I have had the opportunity over the years to coach for Pennridge, Souderton Aquatic, Souderton School District, and Harleysville Swim Team. I am a busy mom of three girls and I am also a Human Resource Manager full time for CMI. Some say I am crazy because I am also in school full time! I enjoy working with children of all ages and to see their smiling faces on the pool deck every night makes me proud to be a part of something so special. 


 Patty Burns - Assistant Swim Coach

Coach Patty began swimming at the age of six for the Skippack swim team and continued competing into high school at Perkiomen Valley. She then swam for four years at Bloomsburg University where she competed and placed in the top six at the NCAA championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly. After graduating, she taught 5th and 6th grade for seven years and then decided to stay home to raise her two daughters.  Since then, she returned to swimming by teaching lessons at the YMCA and assisting with coaching the summer and winter Souderton swim teams for the past 3 years.  This fall she will be inducted into the Bloomsburg Athletic Hall of Fame.


 Amanda Goldcamp- Assistant Swim Coach

Coach Amanda started swimming at age 5 to 18 for Harleysville Swim Team. Since Souderton High School didn't have a pool yet complete. I winter swam for North Penn YMCA,  then Perkiomen Valley for a few years. However, I was part of the original Seahawk team that was started in 1989-1990, so from 5th grade to high school I swam on the Seahawks. In high school I was part of team of Souderton Girls High School team that placed overall third in the state. I then swam for Elizabethtown College. My favorite event was the 1650(mile) and placed first at the 1650 MAC Championships where I helped the women's take the MAC Champions.  I started my coaching career at age 15 for the Harleysville Swim Team for around ten years. I did help out coaching the Seahawks a few seasons as well at Souderton Boys High School team for one season. I then took a little break to get married and have my three children; Morgan 10, Avery 9, and Henry 6. I have been also teaching 3rd grade at Quakertown Elementary for the past 19 years. I also coach the Harleysville Swim Team in the summer. 


Melanie Radcliff- Assistant Swim Coach

Coach Melanie started swimming on the swim team when she was eight. She always swam for Souderton in both summer and winter swimming. Butterfly and Backstroke were her best strokes and still are a favorite to swim. She decided to stop swimming in High School and she played Water Polo for a year. As well as swimming and polo, she played lacrosse, and soccer for school and travel teams. She played Lacrosse and Soccer until graduation. She now coaches swimming and lacrosse for the community all year.  


Dawne Wentzel- Assistant Coach

Coach Dawne has been coaching for the Souderton Dolphins since 2016 and SACAC since 2015. She is a certified level 1 and 2 USA Swimming Masters swim coach. In addition, she is a certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Director at the Indian Valley YMCA.


 Rich Smith- Assistant Swim Coach

Coach Rich grew up in Cranford, New Jersey.  He started age group swimming at age ten and swam for Cranford Aquatics Club, Cranford Swim Club and Cranford High School.  He attended Ursinus College where he competed for four years in NCAA Division III.  He was a USLA certified Open Water Lifeguard in NJ for 11 years, continuing to compete in lifeguard competitions while eventually becoming the Captain of the Normandy Beach Beach Patrol. 

Coach Rich’s coaching background includes  two years as Head Boys Swimming Coach of Christiana High School in Delaware, six years of Soccer with the Harleysville Football Club and 6 years with SACAC.  He currently coaches Stroke and Turn clinics and Spring Training at Souderton High School.   Coach Rich continues to swim regularly, competing in open water swims.


Heather MooreAssistant Swim Coach

Coach Heather Moore began swimming outdoor for Souderton at the age of 7.  She continued to swim and play water polo for Souderton High School until she was recruited to attend the University of Maryland College Park on a Division 1 swimming scholarship.  Her main events were 100 fly and 100 back.  After college Heather stayed in Maryland and obtained her doctorate in Physical Therapy. 

Coach Heather owns Total Performance Physical Therapy where her focus is working on high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes.  Coach Heather has worked on the PGA and LPGA tours and is member of the United States Olympic Sports Medicine Team where she spends time in Colorado Springs getting Olympic athletes ready for competition. 

Coach Heather started coaching Souderton outdoor swim team when she was 15.  She took breaks to attend college, receive her doctorate and have children.  She recently started coaching again as her daughters, Aubrie and Addison, swim year round and her son, CJ, who is a wrestler, swims in the summer. 


Jim DruckenmillerAssistant Swim Coach

Jim is new to the coaching staff this year, but is in his second year as a SACAC parent. Jim started competitive swimming at age six and competed for 12 seasons with Phoenixville Area YMCA Blue Wave winter swim team. For summer league, he swam 12 seasons for Nine Oaks Swim Club in Royersford, PA. Jim was also assistant coach for the Nine Oaks Swim Club from 1999-2004. In high school, Jim was a district qualifier for Spring-Ford Area HS, though trained at PAY since Spring-Ford did not offer a swim team at the time. After graduating high school, Jim swam four years for Dickinson College, an NCAA Division III program. He was men's team captain during his junior and senior years. While at Dickinson, Jim specialized in 100 & 200 Butterfly and Breaststroke and 200 IM. He continues to swim as an unattached US Masters swimmer and swims at Upper Perk YMCA. He's passionate about helping young swimmers develop a lifelong love for the sport by growing skills and having fun! For his day job, Jim works in sales for a software technology company.


Michael MelissenAssistant Swim Coach

Bio coming soon


Jamie LeporeAssistant Swim Coach

Bio coming soon


Megan MalmquistAssistant Swim Coach

Bio coming soon


 


 

*Additional coaching staff will be listed when confirmed