NASA Coaching Staff

Kyle Hembree     

Email Coach Hembree - coachhembree@nasaswimming.org

Club Director/ Head Senior Group Coach

Coach Hembree began his swimming career at the age of ten swimming for NASA.  He continued with the club until graduating high school in 2005. During his high school career Coach Hembree was a 4 year all conference selection as well as a member of the 2004 IHSAA State runner up 400 Freestyle relay. In 2005 he was selected as team captain by his teammates and went on to finish fifth in the 200 Individual Medley and top 16 in the 500 freestyle at the IHSAA State championships. Coach Hembree was also selected as the team’s mental attitude award winner his senior year.

After high school Coach Hembree continued his swimming career at Ball State University while pursuing a teaching degree in technology education. While a member of the Cardinal’s swim team he was a four year Mid-American Conference qualifier and set the second fastest time in school history in the 400 individual medley. During his Ball state swimming career Coach Hembree received honors as the a four year Distance Freestyle high point award recipient,  Individual Medley high point award recipient, Outstanding Freshman award recipient and was part of the Ball State 800 free relay that finished 3rd at the Mid-American Championships.

After Graduating from Ball State with a Bachelor’s of Science in Technology Education Coach Hembree took a teaching job and the head women’s swim coach job with Elkhart Community Schools. He led the Elkhart Central Women’s Swim team to a 3rd place finish at sectionals and was named sectional coach of the year. During his time in Elkhart Coach Hembree was responsible for the formation of the Blue Wave Aquatic Club, now Elkhart United Aquatics. In 2011 Coach Hembree became the Engineering Technology Department Chair at Northridge High School, as well as the NASA senior group assistant coach and the assistant high school coach. Since that time Coach Hembree has taken on many different responsibilities with the club team including being the webmaster and the entry chair and finally becoming the Club Director and the Head Coach for the High school team in 2017. During his first years as the head caoch of the raiders Coach Hembree led the boys team to 20th consecutive NLC championship and girls team to a Runner-Up finish at the IHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships, while being named Conference, Sectional, and State Coach of the year.

Coach Hembree is a USA Swimming certified coach holding certifications in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Instructor, CPR and Safety Training for Swim Coaches. He is also a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) ,where he has obtained a Level 3 certification, and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).

Coach Hembree has been married to Brittany for twelve years and they have 3 children Madox, Hudson, and Peighton.

Dan Herber

Email Coach Herber - coachdan@nasaswimming.org

Head Age Group Coach/ Developmental Gold and Middle School Gold Lead Coach

Dan swam competitively from 6th grade through his high school career at Carroll High School. Upon completion he was asked to coach by his former high school coach. Dan served on the FWST coaching staff for 11 years and starting with 10 and unders until he became Head age group coach in 2011. In this time FWST Age Group State Team won the Spirit Award 2 times. Dan has been selected to be a member of the Team Indiana coaching staff at the 2016 Mega Zone Meet, 2013, 2014, 2015 Zone Meets, 2013-2016 Mid States Meets. Also he has been on staff at many camps and clinics hosted by Indiana Swimming and USA Swimming. Dan has coached numerous swimmers to Age Group State medals and several State Champions/IAR Record Holders. He was also nominated for Indiana Age Group Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016.

Dan has been happily married to Emma Herber for 3+ years and enjoys classic car restorations, channeling his inner geek, and coffee.

A note from Coach Dan “I have been a fan of the culture at NASA since I attended high school from 03-06 and am very excited to be a part of this great team.”

Andrew Berkey                                   

Email Coach Berkey - andrewsberkey@gmail.com

Head Age Group Coach/ Developmental Blue and Middle School Blue Lead Coach

Coach Berkey began swimming fro NASA at age eight. During high school he worked as swim instructor and lifeguard both for the club and for the school corporation. While attending Western Michigan University, Andrew worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard supervisor while studying Music Education and Interpersonal Communications. Coach Berkey has since shifted his career interests over to aquatics and coaching.

Coach Berkey has completed his USA Swimming Coachign certification and holds certifications for the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and American Red Cross Lifeguard Management.

Outside of swimming Coach Berkey enjoys writing music, fishing, going to theme parks, and riding ATVs.

Evan Troyer                                       

Email Coach Troyer - emtroyer@hotmail.com

Developmental White Group Lead Coach/Senior Group Assistant Coach

Coach Troyer started swimming competitively at the age of 8 after hearing about NASA on the York Elementary School announcements. He was among the first swimmers to swim all the way through school under Coach Keller, and a member of the first Northridge High school swimming team to win the sectional/conference title in high school. He was a member of many championship teams during his time swimming, and soon after he began coaching for NASA, where he has been a coach or assistant coach to almost every athlete in the program for the past 12 years.

NASA Board of Directors
Kyle Hembree

Club Director

coachhembree@nasaswimming.org

Tabby Bratt

Business Manager

tabby@akinsexcavating.com

Mike Weber

Member at Large - Technical

MWEBER@rieth-riley.com

Tim Hartzell

Member at Large - Business Sponsorship

tghartzell@gmail.com

Bryan Ritchie

Member at Large Fundraising

bscgritchie@frontier.com

JaNeille Clemens

Member at Large - Marketing/Hospitality

janeilleclemens@gmail.com

Rebecca Yeater

Administrative Assistant/ Disability Coordinator

yhoosier@frontier.com