Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Scott Griffith GSC Head Coach

Scott has been the GSC Head Coach since 2004.  Prior to coming to Juneau, Scott served as the Head Coach and Aquatics Director for the Waynesboro Family YMCA in Virginia.  Scott has produced numerous national level swimmers at both locations.  He was awarded Alaska Senior Coach of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2010.  He was awarded Alaska Age Group Coach of the Year in 2011.  

Since his arrival in Juneau, the GSC record board has literally be re-written.  Many of his former swimmers have, or are now competing, at the collegiate level.  His passion for the sport and every athlete on the team brought GSC numerous state titles and an almost regular top 3 finish.

Scott and his wife, Sarah, have a five year old son, William, and a 3 year old daughter, Sophie.  The Griffith's also have a dog, Nala, who is almost always waiting patiently in the back of Scott's truck for practice to be over.

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Amy Bowers Admin Assistant
Robby Jarvill Head Assistant Coach

Robby grew up in Sitka, Alaska and began swimming for the Baranof Barracuda's at the age of 8. He was a successful National Age Group swimmer and State High School swimmer. In 2002 he became the Head Swim Coach for BBSC and SHS. In 2004 he was awarded Age Group Coach of the Year for Alaska Swimming. Under his guidance in 2005 and 2006 Sitka High boys won High School State Swimming and Diving. In both 2005 and 2006 he was awarded with Men's Coach of the Year. In 2008 Robby brought Swim America to Sitka. In 2010 he began his own club SEAK in Sitka. Coach Robby has coached with GSC since 2015. He and his wife, Bonnin have two girls Olivia and Fathom.

Tyler Mickelson Assistant Coach
Elisabeth Jones Assistant Coach



Lisa has been a GSC coach since 2007. She has been associated with GSC since fall of 1998, when Kristin (daughter) joined team. Kristin swam four years with JDHS, went on to swim  at Northern Arizona University, coached a year at GSC and is now an active open water competitor. Trevor (son) joined team in June 2003 and swam four years with TMHS. Lisa was a competitive swimmer for 10 years in Georgia. She has taught swimming on and off  for the past 30 something years.


Lisa enjoys coaching and teaching swimming because the kid's enthusiasim for being in the water and learning new skills is a joy to be a part of.  Helping kids to learn, improve their strokes and be part of a team is  highly rewarding. Lisa is thrilled to have the opportunity to coach GSC swimmers and be a part of the GSC family.  Lisa is also a USMS Coach and a Red Cross WSI Instructor with CBJ.


Lisa works part-time with Juneau School District. She also has two adult sons living in Juneau and two dogs to keep exercised. Lisa does manage to get in the pool to swim a few laps every now and then. 


Samantha Hammerly Assistant Coach

Sam grew up in Denver, Colorado and began swimming for the North Jeffco swim team at the age of 6. She was a successful age group and high school swimmer. In 2008, she earned a scholarship to swim for the University of Idaho and studied elementary education. After graduating college, she coached the Post Falls male and female swim team for two seasons before moving back to Moscow, Idaho to start her career as a fourth grade teacher. For the past two years, Sam has lived in Key West, FL with her spouse and four pets. She is excited to share her passion and knowledge of swimming and become part of the Juneau community. 

Selma Matiashowski Assistant Coach
Daniel Strong Masters' Coach
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