Meet The RAA Coaches


Rodney Pilman

Head Coach, National

 

Coach Rodney has been a part of RAA since 2007 starting as an assistant coach. Rodney became the Head Coach of RAA in 2009 and held that position until 2014 when he left to finish his master’s degree. Rodney returned to RAA as the Head Coach in January 2017. During his time as the Head Coach, RAA has been a consistent Top 10 Finisher at SCS Championship Meets, while also helping dozens of swimmers to continue to swim at the College level. Since 2009, RAA team accomplishments include:

  • Bronze Medal Team 2010
  • Silver Medal Team 2019,2020,2021
  • 2 Swimmers qualified for 2020 Olympic Trails in 6 events
  • Multiple swimmer’s final at Junior and Senior Nationals
  • 16 swimmers qualified for Junior Nationals
  • Multiple top 5 team finishes at Sectionals
  • Multiple top 3 team finishes at Junior Olympics

Rodney’s coaching experience prior and during his time at RAA includes:

  • Head Senior Coach at Wave Aquatics Seattle WA 2016
  • Head Coach at North High School 2012-16, winning two CIF team championships
  • Assistant Coach at California Baptist University 2005-2007, 2009-2010 and 2017-2019
  • Head Boys Coach at Santiago High School 2007-2010

Rodney places great emphasis on team building, personal responsibility, and a positive team atmosphere. As a swimmer Rodney was a multiple All-American at California Baptist University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education. 


Bryan Haile
General Manager, Junior/ National Prep

Bryan has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of seven. He was a four-time MVP while attending Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, California.

 

During his college career at California Baptist University, Bryan’s accomplishments in the sport of swimming include being a four-time Central California Conference Champion (100 Breast), two-time Champion at the 2008 PCSC Invitational Pentathlon, NAIArecord holder in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke in 2009. Most recently, Bryan finished 10th in the 2010 AT & T Short Course National Championships in the Men’s 100 & 200 Breaststroke.

 

RAA has the wonderful opportunity of having swimmers learn from the wealth of aquatic knowledge that Coach Bryan brings to the team. By using new and innovative teaching techniques to help hone swimmers skills in and out of the water, Coach Bryan helps RAA swimmers attain their highest potential.

 


Monica Scarano
Age Group 1 and 2

 

 

Coach Monica joined the RAA coaching staff in 2019. Monica has extensive experience working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. For the past two years Monica has worked with a variety of groups. Monica currently is the primary coach for both Age Group 1 and Age Group 2. Prior to RAA, Monica was the Head Boys and Girls Swim Coach at Woodcrest Christian High School from 2014-18.

Earlier in her aquatics career Monica was the Aquatics Director at The University of Alabama in Huntsville where she directed and managed all phases of the university’s aquatics facility.  Having grown up in Alabama she is an experienced swimmer, competing at the high school and college levels and completed numerous triathlons.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Justin Gomez

Senior Development

 

 

Coach Justin joined the RAA coaching staff in 2017. Justin served as the head summer swim coach for RAA for two years. Over the past few years Justin also helped coach with a variety of groups at RAA working with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Justin is currently the primary coach for Senior Development. Justin has also been the Varsity swim coach at North High School since 2018.

As a swimmer Justin was a 6 time CIF Finalist in the 50 Free and 100 Free for North High School. Justin competed for RCC and was part of the 400 Free Relay time that claimed the 2019 State Title. Justin was also a water polo and swim team captain for North High School. Justin is an Eagle scout, biology major and soon to be EMT.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Marcia Ryan

Dolphin 1 and 2

 

Coach Marcia recently joined RAA as the primary coach of both Dolphin Groups. Marcia has over six years of extensive coaching experience working with a variety of levels and ages. Marcia has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities from new beginners to experienced high school swimmers. Prior to becoming a USA Swimming Coach, Marcia taught swim lessons for the YMCA of the East Valley and later became a Water Safety Instructor.

Marcia was a competitive swimmer for USA Swimming in Southern California. She graduated in 2013 from Redlands High School where she swam varsity all four years. During her senior year she signed with Assumption University to compete at a collegiate level, she later transferred and swam for University Nebraska at Omaha. She finished her academic studies at California Baptist University and received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Brandie Kaufman

Substitute Coach