Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Daun Lutz Brentwood Swim School Director

Daun has been with Excel since 2012.  She first taught lessons with the Swim School and took over as Director of the Swim School in May 2015.  Prior to coming to Excel she coached at the high school level in Florida.  She is an active member of the Excel Masters program and participates in meets when time allows.  In addition to her Swim School responsibilities she is an Assistant Coach with Excel’s Bronze (8 and Under) group.  

Dawn VanRyckeghem Longview Site Director
Brennan Riddle Murfreesboro (MTSU) Site Director
Nick Matthews Brentwood Masters/Tri Coach

Nick is a certified USAT level 1 coach and has been coaching and helping others train and compete in endurance events for over six years. He loves to help athletes accomplish their goals and enjoys sharing in their joy when they are successful.  He started doing endurance events in 2008 to lose weight when he trained for and finished his first half marathon. Since then he has completed over 50 marathons and ultra-marathons. Frequently he is a pacer at marathons where he gets to help others accomplish their goals. Nick has completed 14 full distance ironman triathlons and has qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  Additionally, he has qualified for and competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships (International and long course distance). He says, "I am a very passionate triathlete who loves the daily challenge of training, competing and managing a busy schedule."

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