Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Terry Jones Head Coach, CEO

Coach Jones started the MAC program in 2003 with less than 20 swimmers and has seen the program grow in number and success over the last 16 years.  Coach Jones has served as a USAS Head Coach for 32 years with swimmers competing at every level including finalist at the Olympic Trials and former MAC swimmer who went on to college and participated in the Olympic Games.

Some of the most recent accomplishments include current USA Swimming National Team Coaches list, 1 swimmer on the USA Swimming 2017-2018 National Team and 1 swimmer on the 2017-2018 National Junior Team, 2 swimmers on the USAS National Junior Team for 2016-2017 and 1 swimmer on the USAS National Junior Team for 2015-2016.  Swimmers on the 18&U World 100 Top Times List and 2017 World Trials Finalist and 18 & Under National Champion.

In 2016 MAC swam to a Women's 3rd place finish at the Speedo Summer Junior Nationals, 2017 Winter Junior Nationals West Women's Team Runner Up, 2017 Summer Junior Nationals Women's Team Runner Up and 3rd Place Combined Team finish.  MAC achieved a National Age Group Record in the Women's 15-18 800 Free Relay in 2017, has had Multiple Junior National Champions and Finalist and numerous National Age Group Top 10 Rankings.

MAC has been a Bronze Medal Club in 2012 and a Silver Medal Club in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal Club status in 2018 and 2019.  Coach Jones has served on USA Swimming Staff for the 2016 Junior Pan Pac’s and was named the Head Coach for the National Select Camp for the Men in 2017 at the Olympic Training Center.

Coach Jones is married to his wife Leslie who works for the Goddard School and has two children Whitney and Zach and a grandson Gavin.  Coach Jones attends the Stonebridge Church in The Woodlands and his faith in God is an important part of his life.


 

Clayton 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 son’s, 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.

Michael Nordmann Associate Head Coach

Coach Nordmann is a Missouri native that comes to Magnolia with over 20 years of coaching experience.  He spent 7 years with The Woodlands before moving to the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club in route to MAC.  Michael swam club in St. Louis with the Sugar Creek Swim Club, CSP Tideriders & Rockwood Swim Club.  Nordmann was a Senior National qualifier at the University of Utah where he was an All-Conference athlete.
 

As a leader in Gulf Swimming, Michael volunteered his time and efforts on the Board of Directors Executive Committee holding such positions as Coaches Representative, Records Coordinator, Club Development Liaison, and Awards Committee. Nordmann coached athletes at Gold Medal & Catch-the-Spirit Clinics, North American Challenge Cup, LSC Open Water Championships in Florida, and the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Rockwall, Texas.
 

Coach Nordmann is married to Amy Sullivan Nordmann (who is a 3-time NCAA National Champion in volleyball) a physician, specializing in the early detection of breast cancer. Michael and Amy have 4 daughters Lucie, Lillie, Mary, and Zoe, 3 currently swim for MAC.  When not swimming, Michael enjoys listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with his dogs, Phoebe and Louie.

Richard Mills Head Age Group Coach

Coach Rick has been with MAC for nearly 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.

Maureen Calderara Bronze & Silver Coach

Coach Maureen began her coaching career on the Big Island of Hawaii where she coached for Kamehameha High School and Warrior Aquatic Club, mentored by Head Coach, Dan Lyons.  After moving to the mainland in 2012, Maureen coached for The Woodlands Swim Team.

Mother of 5 and grandmother of 3, Maureen believes that the development of a swimmer's life skills, such as work ethic, character, integrity,  service to others, discipline, and resilience is by far the most valuable lessons taken from the sport of swimming.

Maureen has a passion for teaching.  She homeschooled all 5 of her children and taught them to swim.  Coach Maureen has a special place in her heart for kids who "want to be swimmers".

Coach Maureen has a degree in Forensics from Indiana University - Bloomington. She is also an attorney and a member of the Georgia Bar Association. Maureen has been married for 31 years to her husband, Mario.  Maureen enjoys Indiana basketball, camping, fishing, boating, hiking and everything outdoors.

Katie Callan-Wehrle Age Group Select Coach/Admin. Assistant

Coach Katie comes to MAC from Crimson Aquatics in Boston where she was Head Site Coach, working with athletes of all levels of ability. During that time, Katie also led elite Paralympic athletes from Team USA at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

With 18 years of coaching experience in summer league, high school and club, Katie lead teams in Michigan, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts.  With 2 bachelor's degrees, Callen-Wehrle taught for 10 years at Mercy High School, a prestigious college prep school for young women, in Michigan.

Jared Kaminski Age Group 2 Coach

In McAllen, Coach Kaminski led his team to a 14th place finish at the 2017 Texas 6A High School State Championship.  In addition to the team’s success, Coach Jared coached an athlete, who had no club team to train within McAllen, to multiple ‘A’ finals at the 2016 Winter Junior’s, the runner-up spot twice at the 2017 Texas 6A High School State Championship, and a 2017 Junior National title.

Coach Jared comes to MAC from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where he taught high school physics and was the Head Swimming & Diving Coach at McAllen High School. Relocating in 2017, Kaminski now holds the same positions at Magnolia High School.

Coach Jared, who grew up in the local area and competed for The Woodlands High School, is married with three children. His wife also teaches at Magnolia High School, and one of his children swims for MAC.

Dove Niccum Age Group 3 Coach

Magnolia High School Alum, Niccum joined MAC at the age of five.  As a life-long resident of Magnolia, Dove led the Bulldogs to the UIL State Championships.  The two-time Team Captain at MHS, Coach Niccum is currently pursuing a nursing degree from Lone Star College.
 

Before joining our staff, Niccum was already crafting her teaching style as a lesson instructor here at the Michael D. Holland Natatorium.  Her goal was simple; to nurture and inspire all new swimmers. Now Coach Niccum brings her love of swimming to MAC as a member of our coaching team.

Jessica Peterson Senior 1 & Gold Coach
Joseph Raulerson Age Group 1 & Senior 1 Coach
Board of Directors