Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Bill Rose Head Coach, Program Director

Bill Rose has been the Head Coach of the Foothills Swim Team since September of 2009.  Prior to establishing his coaching career, Bill spent 13 years as a competitive swimmer achieving the levels of Texas High School State Finalist, High School Academic All American, NCAA National Champion, NCAA Academic All American, and Olympic Trials Qualifier. He holds a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Drury University in Springfield, MO.

 

After a successful career in swimming, Bill Rose now coaches other people to achieve the same success. Throughout his coaching career he has helped guide many swimmers to the levels of Sectional, Junior Nationals, USA Nationals, and Olympic Trials. Along the way, he has also helped individuals reach top 100 rankings in the world.

 

Coach Rose started his coaching career in 1995 as an Age Group Coach with the Alamo Area Aquatics Association in San Antonio, TX from 1995-1998. Coach Rose moved to Springfield, MO in 1998 where he became the Head Age Group Coach for the Springfield Aquatics program from 1998-2005. Coach Rose served as the Assistant Coach for Drury University Men’s and Women’s national championship teams from 2000-2005. In 2005 he moved on to become the Head Coach for the Topeka Swim Association where he had great success until 2009!

 

Coach Rose offers a wide range of coaching education and experience helping him to specialize in coaching young athletes to achieve their goals in the sport of swimming. By using cutting edge ideas from advanced strength training methods to creative, forward-thinking pool training, Coach Rose has developed an identity of success and hard work for his athletes.

Vinny Pryor Head Age Group Coach - Silver/Sr. Prep

I was first introduced to competitive swimming when I was 4 years old in Orlando, Florida.  When I was 10, my family moved to New Hampshire, and I grew up swimming with Greenwood Memorial Swim Club, now Greenwood Swimming, in Gardner, Massachusetts. 

 I swam for 4 years at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where I graduated with a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications.  While at UNC, I held school records in the 100 yard breaststroke and the 200 and 400 yard medley relays and competed in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, as well as the 2009 U.S. World Championship Team Trials.

I gained my first professional experience immediately following graduation, as the Head Coach of a summer league team in Cary, North Carolina.  Following that, I coached with the Marlins of Raleigh Swim Team, where I worked primarily with 13 and Over swimmers.  While with MOR, I coached swimmers to multiple NC 14 & Under Championships, Junior National qualifying standards, and an NC Senior Championship Team title.   For the past 3 years, I have been the Director and Head Coach of the Hillsborough Aquatic Club in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  In my 3 years with HAC, I have coached coaches swimmers to the NC 14 & Under and Senior Championships, the 14 & Under Southeastern Sectional Championships and have placed swimmers on the top 10 times list for NC Swimming.

Loki Hondorf Lead Coach (Gold/Bronze 2)

My parents met as swimmers in college and I was destined for the pool ever since. Growing up I spent more time on a pool deck than any where else, either swimming at one of my own practices or sitting on deck while one of my parents coached one of their several teams. And while I initially hated swimming, it eventually grew on me. Around the time I was in  eighth grade I began to take swimming seriously and began consciously learning everything I could about swimming from my parents. Throughout highschool I trained for distance, as well as some open water, as I was the only swimmer on my team capable. It was these experiences that shaped me into the person I am today, I fell in love with the pain and the grind, relishing every set that made it hard to even walk up stairs later in the day. While in highschool I reached the junior national level and spent time at swim camps led by some of the worlds finest swimmers, packing away every tidbit of information that I could while doing so. From there I signed with the Colorado School of Mines swim team. Over the course of the next four years I was slowly molded into a sprinter, eventually leading a relay team to NCAA DII Nationals.

I consider myself the culmination of all of my coaches work, and while I do plan on competing semi regularly at masters meets, my days as a competitive swimmer are unfortunately essentially over. I have entered the next phase of my swimming career, the teaching phase. Over my years many of my fondest memories were with my teammates, coaches and the water itself. And I look forward to providing similar experiences with future generations of swimmers.

Danny Notarianni Lead Coach (Bronze 1 and Bronze 2)
Rebecca Kallet Lead Coach (Pre Team/Comp Prep)

I started swimming when I was 5 for my neighborhood summer league team in Denver. I continued swimming all through school on various club teams as well as all four years on my high school team at Cherry Creek High School. I also swam on the club team at the University of Kansas before transferring to CSU after my freshmen year. My favorite event is the 500 freestyle with the 200 freestyle being a close second!

I began coaching when I was 15 for the summer league team that I started out on. I started as a Junior Assistant Coach and then moved up as an Assistant Coach. I coached a total of 7 summers with kids ages 2-18 before moving to San Diego to complete an internship. After completing my internship and becoming a Registered Dietitian, I moved back to Colorado and started with FST in October 2018. In addition to being a Dietitian, I am super excited to be coaching again and sharing a sport that I love with young athletes who have the same passion!

Karen Sage Dryland/Strength Trainer

Karen Sage, PFT, has been working with Foothills Swim Team since the fall of 2013. As a mother of four, Adventure Racer and Strength and Conditioning Enthusiast, she is very familiar with what it takes to work with different personalities, learning styles and adapting to multiple fitness challenges. Karen is the Owner of ReSolve Fitness, where she is dedicated to understanding, analyzing and identifying an individual's fitness needs and goals. These are key tools she uses to provide a fitness program that combined with comprehensive instruction enables the individual to attain these goals. 

 

Education and Professional Specializations: 

Certifications obtained through National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association 

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer 

CCS- Core Conditioning Specialist 

BMS-Biomechanics Specialist

Eric Boland Assistant Coach
Attended Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, NM. Won NM high school championship in 50 Free twice, 100 Fly 3 times, 200 medley relay twice. All-American and Academic All-American as a senior. Set state records in 50 free and 100 fly that stood for 10+ years. Attended University of Texas, swimming under Eddie Reese, for 2 years. Won 2 team national championships, All-American in 50 free and 100 fly. Competed at 1988 Olympic Trials. Transferred to University of New Mexico for final 2 years. Western Athletic Conference champion is 50 free, 100 fly, 100 free, WAC Men's Swimming Athlete of Year in 1990. All-American in 50 free and 100 fly both years.
Coaching: Assistant coach at Longhorn Swim Camp, summer 1988. Head coach Georgetown Aquadillos, summer 1989.
Board of Directors
Bill Rose Head Coach, Program Director
Scott Porter President
Jeff Beard 1st Vice President
Geoff Uhl 2nd VP - Apparel
Mark Tompkins Treasurer
Tiffany Ouellette VP (Officials Liaison)
Laura Blakey Business Manager