Coaches

Michael McCauley Head Coach / CEO

Coach McCauley has been the Head Coach/CEO of MAC and the Aquatics Director for Magnolia ISD since April of 2022.  Prior to his start with the MAC family, he was the Executive Director and Head Coach of PACK Swimming (Klein, TX) from its inception in March 2007 through March 2022.  During his time at PACK, his swimmers enjoyed success at Olympic Trials, US Open, Senior Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, and TAGS.  PACK was a USA Swimming Club Excellence Bronze or Silver medal club for 10 of the 15 years under his leadership.  

He has published 2 articles nationally with the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), and 2 of his workouts have been featured on the ASCA website for middle distance and distance training.  His technique and drills have been recorded and broadcasted by USA Swimming, 2 of his athletes have made the news on multiple stations in Houston for their accomplishments, and he was also featured on ESPN Locker Talk for the achievements of PACK! 
Due to athlete development and success at Premier Aquatics, Coach Mike was also selected as 1 of 8 coaches across the nation to coach at the National Select Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Since 2007, his swimmers have held (or continue to hold) numerous pool, Gulf, and State records across all events and relays.  Here are some of the athletes that Coach Mike had the privilege of working with:

  • 1 of his former swimmers represented Mexico in the 2012 Olympic Games

  • 1 swimmer represented the United States in Taiwan at the 2009 Deaflympics

  • 1 swimmer qualified for the 2015-2016 USA Swimming National Junior Team

  • 5 Olympic Trials Qualifiers (2008, 2012, 2016, 2021)

  • 17 Senior National Qualifiers

  • 8 swimmers have made USA Swimming's All-Time Top 100 Performances list

  • 75 Junior National Qualifiers

  • Over 150+ Sectional Qualifiers

  • 1 swimmer named to USA Swimming's National Select Camp 

  • 8 swimmers named to USA Swimming's Southern Zone Select Camp

  • 50 swimmers named as USA Swimming Academic All-Americans

  • 75 swimmers went on to swim in college

Coach Mike started his coaching career as a head coach at the age of 18 with the NWAL summer league team, The Woodlands Waves. After 4 years and a 500-member swim team later, he began coaching with the USA swim team, The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST).  As an Age Group coach with TWST for 5 years, Coach Mike assisted in coaching many TAGS qualifiers, TAGS champions, TAGS record holders, as well as Junior National qualifiers.  He then became the Head Coach for Oak Ridge High School for 5 years, where he was fortunate to coach Junior/Senior National qualifiers, 4 state champions, 3 All Americans, and 2 All American relays.  During his time with ORHS, he was voted District and Region Coach of the Year for 2003 and 2004. While coaching for ORHS, he simultaneously coached an NWAL summer league team, the Kleinwood Dolphins, for 3 fun-filled years.

Coach Mike has his B.S. in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University.  

If you would like to contact Coach Mike please send him an e-mail by using the above email address or give him a call at 832-771-SWIM(7946).

Theodore Cagle National Team Coach

Clayton Cagle comes to MAC with 38 years of coaching experience. A 1979 graduate of Drury University, in Springfield, Missouri, Cagle spent his early career in the Midwest coaching club and college programs. 

A leader in the Texas swimming community since 1986, Clayton began a 26-year career with the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club.  While at Fleet, Coach Cagle helped guide 3 athletes to the Olympic Games!  Almost a dozen of Clayton’s swimmers have earned spots on National and National Junior Teams. He also led his team to team victories at Junior Nationals and Sectionals.

A 4-time winner of Gulf Swimming Coach of the Year, Cagle was the head coach of the 2006-2007 National Junior Team and has been selected as Head coach for several USAS Camps in Colorado Springs.

A fan of NASCAR, Clayton has been married for 35 years to Brenda who is a Coach and Teacher at Bleyl middle school in CFISD. He has two sons, Kurtis, 33, works in the Woodlands, and Brad 28 who is married to Jill. He has one Grandson, Colton, that will be as cool as his grandfather.

Shana Trabona Head Age Group Coach, Maroon, Bronze

ASCA Age Group Level 5

Coach Shana’s early years were spent alternating between barrel racing and swimming.  In high school her love for swimming took over and she began coaching summer league.  While swimming at LSU she began coaching with their local club swim team.  After moving to the Houston area, she coached at ATEX in the Klein area.  She was then hired to coach at TWST and was shortly promoted to Head Age Group Coach where she continued to coach for 25 plus years.  At The Woodlands she coached many wonderful athletes and led TWST to many Texas Age Group State Championship (TAGS) titles.  She was also awarded the Gulf Age Group Coach of the Year several times over the course of her career.  After leaving TWST she coached for a short stint with PACK and then moved onto Villasport in The Woodlands.  She built Villasport from the ground up and they placed in the top 8 at TAGS in the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Coach Shana and her husband Tommy have 3 sons.  All were excellent swimmers and her oldest son is currently the Head Age Group Coach at MAC (Mansfield Aquatic Club) in Dallas.  When not coaching Shana enjoys spending time with her 6 grandchildren and playing around in the yard.

Richard Mills MISD OCPE and Pre-National Elite

Coach Rick has been with MAC for over a decade.  Mills has an extensive swimming background in the Houston area and has served as a Teacher, Head High School Coach, and Head Club Coach over the years.

Coach Rick has coached kids to every level in swimming you could, including the Olympic Trials.  Rick's greatest attribute is that he is excited to help kids grow and improve as a swimmer regardless of their swimming level.  Coach Rick currently coaches Age Group Select and Age Group 1.

Rick's roots began in Indiana and he now resides in the Lake Conroe area with his wife Martha.  The couple has one son and welcomed their first grandson almost 3 years ago. His other hobbies include fishing and working on building projects.

Shane McCauley Asst Head Age Group Coach, Silver, White

ASCA Certified: Age Group Level 5

Coach Shane grew up on the island of Guam where he swam for the Manhoben Swim Team starting at age 4.  In 1992, Shane was chosen for the Guam Olympic Swim Team as a distance swimmer. He was awarded a swim scholarship at Morehead State (Division I) in Kentucky and was chosen Team Captain by his junior year.  After college he moved to Texas to attend Sam Houston State University as a postgrad to get certified to teach in Texas.  He started his coaching experience with The Waves, a summer league swim team for NWAL, in The Woodlands from 1996 - 2000.  In 1998 he was hired on as a USA Swimming Age Group coach for The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST).  While teaching at The Woodlands High School, Shane also became the Head Women's Swim Coach from 2000 - 2004.  In 2004 Shane joined Klein Aquatics as the Head Age Group Coach which he continued until the merger and creation of Premier Aquatics until summer of 2022.  At the start of Short Course in 2022, Shane joined the Magnolia Aquatics Club (MAC) as an age group coach where he is today. In this, he has now over 20+ years coaching in USA Swimming.

His responsibilities on MAC include coaching the White and Silver groups and overseeing the summer travel trips. His swimmers have set TAGS records, achieved Top 16 times, Junior National, Senior National, All American, and even Olympic Trial cuts, as well as setting USA Swimming National Age Group records.

Shane has been teaching History in High School for the last 20+ years and currently still with Conroe ISD at Caney Creek High School.  He and his wife Leslie live in Magnolia with their two daughters Meghan (swims in the PreNat program) and Teagan (swims in the Age Group Program).  When away from the pool or classroom, Coach Shane is active in the Subaru car scene, being outdoors camping, and loves his iced green tea.

Jessica Jackson Gold and Mako

Coach Jackson is entering her 4th year at MAC and is leading our Developmental Program.  Working with the Gold, Silver, and Bronze training groups,  Jessica brings her love of swimming, a keen eye for detail, and the unwavering pursuit of the perfect drill set.  With over a decade of coaching in the Gulf, Peterson started her career with The Woodlands Swim Team moving to the Premier Aquatic Club of Kline and Swim Streamline at Northampton en route to Magnolia.

A TAGS Finalist and Sectional Qualifier Coach Jackson is also the Head Coach of her high school alma mater, St. Pius X, where she was a State Finalist her Junior and Senior year.

When not coaching Peterson is an Independent Insurance Agent who enjoys spending time with her 3 English bulldogs, gardening, decorating, painting and baking.

 
Joseph Raulerson Senior & Team Admin

Coach Kit Raulerson joined Magnolia Aquatic Club in 2019.  He primarily works with the Senior & Maroon Teams.

Coach Kit previously worked with The Woodlands Swim Team, Raleigh Swimming Association, and Longhorn Aquatics. He has also coached collegiately with Michigan, Georgia Tech, Bucknell, and Florida State.

As a Lead Coach, coach Kit has produced: NCAA scorers, US National Junior Team members, US Olympic Trial semi-finalists, European Senior and Junior Finalists.

April Westbrook Director of Lessons

Coach Westbrook joins MAC from Colorado where she managed the private swim lesson instructors for the City of Englewood and South Suburban Parks and Recreation Department. Coach April is a specialist in aquatic safety with certifications from the American Red Cross and Jeff Ellis & Associates.  

Currently, April is our Director of Aquatics Programming where she oversees the MAC swim lessons, lifeguards, and front desk operations.  Coach Westbrook recently started our newest group, the Copper Team.  This group specializes in teaching developmental athletes the basic skills of being on a swim team.

Looking forward, Coach Westbrook is developing new daytime programming, Water Fitness of Adults as well as Daycare Swim Lessons. In her free time, Coach April is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker!