Coaching Staff

2018-2019 Season



Lou Williams-  Head Swim Coach

Coach Lou is a father of two who has resided with his wife Lauren in the Souderton borough for seven years. He hails from Harrisburg, PA and is a product of Central Dauphin East High School and Bloomsburg University, where he was a four-year member and senior year captain of the Bloomsburg University 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), where he “rubbed elbows” with NCAA level swimmers and coaches before returning to YMCA Nationals as a coach in 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 two young 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 and assistant coaching duties for both SACAC and the Souderton Area High School swimming and diving teams in 2015. Coach Lou is also a competition-level CrossFit athlete and CF-L1 trainer at CrossFit Apex in Souderton.


Boys Head Swim Coach: Lou Williams


Girls Head Swim Coach:  Lou Williams


Wendy Hedrick- Head diving coach
Bio coming soon


 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 7, Avery 6, and Henry 3. I have been also teaching 3rd grade at Quakertown Elementary for the past 16 years. I just recently started to help again coaching at Harleysville swim team for the last two years since my own children have started to swim.


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.  Coach Melanie is currently a senior at Gwynedd-Mercy College and majoring in Elementary and Special Education and works as a nanny.


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 5 years with SACAC.  He currently coaches Stroke and Turn clinics and Spring Training at Souderton High School.  This is his 6th year with SACAC. Coach Rich continues to swim regularly, competing in open water swims.


Alexa Crossgrove- Assistant Coach 

Bio coming soon



Nicole Young- Assistant Coach
Nicole is a 23 year old Bloomsburg Alumni who began swimming at the age of five. She was a four year collegiate athlete at Bloomsburg University and a two time captain of the Women’s Swim Team. She is a 7 time PSAC Champion and 3 time all American in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. Nikki has coached summer league since she was 16 years old and is excited about joining the Souderton Seahawks coaching staff!   

*Additional coaching staff will be listed when confirmed