Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brian Pearson Head Coach

Raised in a swimming family, Coach Pearson began his 42-year career in swimming at the age of four.  He has spent 25 as an athlete (club, college, & masters) and 37 as a coach (college, club, high school & summer league).

Coach Pearson’s coaching accomplishments:

  • 73 NCAA  qualifiers. 1999-2019. (div ii & iii)
  • 20 national “B” qualifiers, 35 events, 7 national participants 2012. (CMU)
  • 1203 school records (101 Colorado College, 943 Colorado Mesa, 159 Colorado State-
  • Pueblo).
  • Coached Nine All-Americans (2001, 2004, 2006, 2011 & 2012).
  • 104 events won at Conference Championships.
  • Colorado Mesa new program 2006, Nations Largest DII Team (28 women/43 men) 2012.
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo new program 2014.
  • American Swimming Coaches Association/College Swimming Coaches Association of
  • America.
  • Coaching Excellence Award recipient (2001, 2004, 2006, 2011, and 2012).
  • ASCA Level V equivalent.

Coach Pearson’s athletic accomplishments:

  • University of Wyoming Swimming - NCAA Division I Swimming Championships
  • Participant (1988)
  • Two-time Western Athletic Conference Champion & All Western Athletic Conference
  • Selection (1987-1988)
  • United States Swimming Nationals Qualifier and Finalist (1985-1989)
  • University of Missouri Swimming (1983-1985)
  • All-Big Eight Conference Selection and Champion (1984-1985)
  • Colorado Swimming Inc. Male Swimmer of the Year (1983)
  • Two-time United States Swimming Junior National Swimming Champion and Record
  • Holder (1983)
  • High School All-American and Two-time Colorado State Swimming Champion (Pueblo
  • Central 1983) 
  • Greater Pueblo Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee 2020.

Welcome to ESA, Coach Pearson!

Jeremy Sisemore Head Diving Coach

Jeremy Sisemore has over 25+ years in the Diving community both as an athlete and as a coach. He grew up in New Caney, TX and was a State Finalist, ultimately gaining a College Scholarship to dive at the University of Missouri (2 years Big 8, 2 years Big 12). At Mizzou, Jeremy was the Diver of the Year two out of his four years as a student-athlete. Jeremy was Big 12 Academic All-American and qualified for the Big 12 Finals several times and also the NCAA Zone's as a springboard and platform diver. In Jeremy's Jr./Sr. year at Mizzou he was the Head Diving Coach at Hickman H.S. in Columbia, MO where he coached 2 State Champions and a State Record Holder (Aaron Ashworth and Ashley Rubenstein). Those 2 divers went on to dive at Alabama and Auburn respectively. Ashley later earned a 4th place finish at the Olympic Trials on 3M Springboard (an Olympic Alternate).

After graduating from Mizzou, Jeremy was a Collegiate Diving Coach for Saint Louis University (Division I, Conference USA) and earned Conference Diving Coach of the Year honors. In St. Louis, Jeremy was one of the coaches of Clayton Diving Alliance, a US Diving Program hosted at the Washington University (Div. III) pool. CDA coached the Wash U. divers for free in exchange for pool-time to coach our Age-Group program. Many of our divers went on to win state championships in Missouri, qualify for state, and earn college scholarships to Mizzou, Stanford, Princeton and other collegiate programs. Our program consisted of over 40 divers from Age 6 to 21.

In 2006, Jeremy moved back home to the Kingwood/Atascocita Area to start a business with Erek Gerth (husband to Je' Janes of Kingwood and sister of Char Janes). Jeremy is married and has 3 kids, all of which are actively involved in Swimming for ESA (year-round) and for Walden (summer league). Though he hasn't been coaching diving for a few years, he's been motivated to consider starting a Diving Program in the Humble/KW/New Caney Area with a true belief that our kids should have an opportunity for expert coaching without having to travel to The Woodlands. Our divers should give our swim teams an equal chance to compete with the best programs in the State of TX and give our kids/parents an opportunity to earn college scholarships.

David Pink President/Administrator/Coach

Coach Pink is one of ESA's founders and is also the Head Swim Coach at Atascocita High School.  Growing up in Colorado, Coach Pink was a state finalist all three years while in high school.  He swam collegiately for the University of Wyoming.

Coach Pink has a proven background of success with both high school and USA Swimming athletes. He has coached numerous All Americans, Texas high school state champions & Texas high school state record holders; including one “State Swimmer of the Year".  For all of his accomplishments, he has been named High School District Coach of the year four times, and the National Federation of High School Sports - Girls Coach of the Year for the State of Texas in 2017.

Jorge Huerta Coach

Leading AG2 and AG3, Coach Huerta brings several years of experience coaching elementary age swimmers.  He has swum competitively in Mexico as well as in Texas. Coach Huerta teaches at AHS and serves as the Assistant Swim Coach at AHS. 

Kelly Simmons Coach

Kelly brings approximately 20 years of competitive swimming experience to ESA.  She has participated in USA, YMCA, summer league, high school, Division 1 college and Masters swimming.  As an age group swimmer, Kelly won numerous Illinois State Championships, broke numerous team, pool, meet and state records, many of which still stand over 30 years later.  In addition, Kelly earned high point at Zones and made it onto the USA Swimming Top 10 list nine times. 

Furthermore, Kelly was awarded a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was named the Female Student Athlete of the Year in 1994.  A conference record holder in the 200 Back, Kelly was also a two-time conference champion in 1993 & ‘94.  She also holds several university records to date.  When Kelly was not training and competing, she worked as a learn-to-swim instructor for young children in the Chicago area. 

Currently, Kelly is a proud mother of four children who are ESA team members and works part-time as a hospital pharmacist. 

Wesley Foltz Coach

Wesley Foltz is currently an intern at Kingwood Park High School who has helped several swimmers go to state. Wesley has spent a lifetime at the pool. He has been a part of competitive swimming since the age of five and was a member of the ESA team for eleven years. He competed on the varsity swim team at Kingwood Park High School where he was a part of the District, Region, and State team. Wesley currently attends Lonestar and is working towards a teaching degree.  When not at school or coaching, Wesley lifeguards and cleans pools.  His philosophy is swimming is not just a sport; it is a way of life. 

He plans on bringing his love of the sport to the team and sharing his knowledge of swimming.  He is very enthusiastic about his swimmer's future.

Wesley lives in Kingwood and currently has 3 siblings on ESA and an older brother, Mario, who currently swims at Southwestern University.

Board of Directors
David Pink President
Jorge Huerta Board Member