Southern Crescent Aquatic Team

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Denise Sturman Coach and Admin

Denise brings energy and enthusiasm and an all around awareness of what it takes to make a swim team grow.  Denise competed as an age group swimmer, college and masters swimmer in WI, NY, MD, GA and now Florida.  She has coached developmental, age group and masters swimmers at different points during her career. She joined the SCAT staff in 2008. Denise has attained her Level 2 Certification through ASCA as well as her USMS Level 2 Certification.  She also enjoyed her opportunity as a coach for Georgia Zone Championship Team in 2013.

Denise has worked with our Seasonal program, Head Age Group Coach for Silver and Bronze and assistant coach on our Senior Team.  Due to an move out of the area, we have kept Denise on as our Team Administrator.  Although she will no longer coach on deck, she handles all billing, registration and team communications.  She is a great resource for our families as much of our work is handled by phone and computer. Denise is available for questions you have regarding admin issues or “on-deck” swimming questions.  Please feel free to contact her at [email protected]

Rebecca Noonan Coach

Becky has been a SCAT Coach for the past four years with our Bronze, Silver and Gold groups. She has recently taken over the helm of our Pirates program also. She swam competitively in high school, worked as a lifeguard, and as a water safety instructor. She lives in Fayetteville with her husband and two daughters.

 

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CJay James Coach

CJay began swimming competitively at age 10 and competed for several teams in the Savannah area. She attended Gardner-Webb University, where she swam for four years, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. As a type 1 diabetic and a retired swimmer, it is her goal to show athletes that no matter the obstacles they face, they can overcome anything to reach their goals. 

Hugh Cooper Coach

Hugh is excited to be a part of the SCAT Family. He started coaching in 2017 working with age group and senior swimmers. Since then he has coached swimmers and triathletes at all ages including Masters both in and out of the water.

 

 

 

Hugh is excited to be a part of the SCAT family.  He started coaching in 2017 working with age group and senior swimmers.  Since then he has coached swimmers and triathletes at all ages including Masters both in and out of the water.
 

 

Hugh is an active runner, biker, swimmer and triathlete who is passionate about fitness and enjoys encouraging athletes at all ages and abilities to achieve their goals.

Andy Lynch Coach

Andy swam competitively from the age of 8 to 18, and then took a break from swimming to play collegiate volleyball and continued to play recreational hockey throughout. 

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Andy currently lives near Starr's Mill High School with his wife Ashley and two children Kate and Jack. Kate is a competitive cheerleader for The Rock gym, and Jack is currently on the SCAT Gold team. 

In his spare time, Andy enjoys going to the beach with his family, playing with the family dog, Heidi, hiking and camping. 

Britney Matcheck Coach
Cathy Copeland Coach and Admin

Cathy has 13 years of coaching the Berkeley Aquatic Masters Team, 6 years with the Rutgers University Masters, and  19 seasons with the Peachtree City Pacers/Pirates and SCAT.  Cathy swam competitively in high school, college and masters.  She is married with 2 children and lives in Fayetteville. This will be her 19th season with the team. Email Cathy: [email protected]

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