Coaches and Board of Directors

Coaching Staff
Joseph Perkins Head Coach, Senior Coach

Joe began swimming at age 6 for the Madison Area Aquatic Club (MAAC) in Madison, Indiana and later swam for Madison Consolidated High School. He began coaching MAAC in 1992 and also spent a season coaching at his high school alma mater while completing his student teaching. He has been coaching RAC since 1996. Joe teaches health and physical education at Highland Hills Middle School and is head coach of the Floyd Central High School boys' and girls' swim teams. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters.

Ashley Manger Head Age Group Coach

Ashley joined the RAC coaching staff in 2004. Before coming aboard as a coach, she served as president of the RAC board of directors. She has been involved in U.S.Swimming and Southern Indiana swimming for the past 25 years as a swimmer, coach and parent. Ashley lives in New Albany with her husband, Drew, and children, Hannah, Duncan and Greer. She teaches Psychology at New Albany High School.

Hannah Manger Senior Prep 1 Coach

Hannah has been a part of RAC since she was 5 years old. Hannah swam for and graduated from New Albany High School before swimming for 4 years at Purdue University where she specialized in backstroke and IM events. She now coaches the Senior Prep group. Hannah works as a behavior therapist and social worker at Bridges of Indiana and with UofL Health.

Patti MidKiff Blue Coach

Patti has been coaching swimming since 1993. She has coached summer league, high school, and club teams in California and Indiana. Patti has also been involved in coaching Pacific and USA Swimming camps in addition to All-star teams. Patti swam for Pepperdine University and graduated from St. Mary's College of California. She has established a number of learn-to-swim programs and currently teaches at Jeffersonville High School. Patti lives in Floyd Knobs with her husband, daughter and son.

Andrew Garcia Senior Prep 2 Coach

Andrew joined the RAC coaching staff in 2018. He grew up swimming in New York and swam one year in college. He started coaching our Bronze and Silver groups but has recently moved to working with our Senior Prep 2 swimmers. Outside of swimming, Andrew is a PE/Health teacher at Hazelwood Middle School. He also is a competitive powerlifter and is studying to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach. 

Kea Gwin Gold/Bronze Coach

Kea joined the RAC cocahing staff in 2019. She grew up swimming in Southern Indiana for Pacesetter Aquatics, and she then coached for PACE and the Jeffersonville Aquatics Club for 7 years. Kea is currently an English teacher at New Albany High School.

Elizabeth Kreilein Gold/Bronze Coach

Elizabeth has been a part of RAC since she was 8 years old. She joined the RAC coaching staff in 2016. Before coming on as a coach she taught RAC swim lessons for several years and still serves RAC and Indiana Swimming as an official. Elizabeth works at Hazelwood Middle School and is pursuing her teaching license.

Emma Kreilein Silver/Bronze Coach

Emma has been a part of RAC for many years. She started swimming for RAC at 6 years old. Before coming on as a coach she taught swim lessons for seven years. Emma is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in communication at UofL and is a special education aide at Slate Run Elementary School in New Albany. 

Clarissa Story Silver/Bronze Coach

Clarissa joined the RAC coaching staf in 2018. Before joining RAC, Clarissa coaced for the Layton CIty Surfers in Layton, Utah for 2 years. She currently coaches Bronze and Silver. Off the pool deck she is studying to beome an Audiologist at the University of Louisville.

Board of Directors
Joe Fox President
Joseph Perkins Member
Courtney Paris Secretary
Jay Papp Vice-President
Jeri Carlyle Member
Mark Lowney Member
Tony Schoen Member