Swim League

Georgia Swimming
Level 1

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Greg Gillette Program Director and Head Coach

Greg Gillette joined ASL as Program Director in November of 2019. Since his arrival, the club has grown from 130 athletes to over 250 athletes, and ASL has quickly risen in the State and National rankings.

Coach Greg is a firm believer in taking a methodic, patient approach to developing athletes from the younger ages into the senior levels of the sport. Throughout this process, the ownership of the sport is transferred from the parents/coaches to the athletes, to create an athlete focused, athlete driven environment. He also strives to make sure each athlete has options in training to have purposeful sessions that allow athletes to achieve the goals they've set.

He comes to Augusta after five years working with Bluefish Swim Club in New England, and stops in Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, where he's worked with numerous athletes and coaches who've reached the highest levels of this sport.

He is looking forward to another season of growth, development and achievement in 2022-2023!!!


Shannon Metzler Site Director Aiken

Shannon has been coaching club  and varsity swimming since August 2012, but has been swimming since she was three years old!  She has coached varsity cross country  for 4 years as well.  Her favorite part of coaching is seeing the pride in the face of a swimmer who has just accomplished a goal. Shannon likes to motivate swimmers on an individual level by finding out what excites them and why they are swimming. She swam at East High School in Rochester, NY, where she earned MVP status for three years, and swam at SUNY Morrisville where she earned an Associates Degree.  She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and spent more than 12 years working with families in crisis doing Family Based in-home therapy.

When she's out of the pool, Shannon enjoys triathlons, marathons, relaxing with a good book and has the most fun with her husband Matthew, son Conner and daughter Lena.

Evan Freed Assistant Coach- Augusta
Eric Hofstetter Assistant Coach Aiken

Eric has been an ASL coach since May 2019 and primarily coaches at the Aiken site. Coach Eric is currently a high school science teacher at Silver Bluff High School in Aiken.  He has been teaching Biology, Anatomy, and Marine Science at Silver Bluff since 1992. During that time, he was a varsity football assistant coach for 25 years and the varsity head coach of the softball team for 22 years. The teams that he has coached played in 8 state championships and brought home 4 state titles. In 2003, Eric was named South Carolina Softball Coach of the Year and was nominated for National Coach of the Year. Coach Eric graduated with a Biology degree and played football for Slippery Rock University. In 2013, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University. Eric has been married to his wife Melissa for 15 years and has 2 daughters Gina and Lauren, both have been swimming for ASL the past 5 years.

Josh Fulcher Assistant Coach Augusta
Patricia Crawford Development Director
Board of Directors