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/Assistant Senior 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.

Patti MidKiff Senior Prep 2 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.

Elizabeth Kreilein Blue 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.

Andrew Garcia Gold 1/Bronze 2 Coach

Andrew joined the RAC coaching staff in 2018. He grew up swimming in New York and swam one year in college. He currently is coaching our Bronze and Gold groups. 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 2/Bronze 3 Coach

Kea joined the RAC coaching 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.

Emma Kreilein Silver 2/Bronze 4 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. 

Andrea Butcher Silver 1/Bronze 1 Coach

Andrea started swimming when she was 7 years old for RAC then swam for New Albany High School. She used to teach swim lessons for RAC. She is now a Preschool teacher's aide at Children's Academy. Andrea is studying to be a elementary and special education teacher at IUS. 

Board of Directors
Joseph Perkins Member
Courtney Paris President
Jay Papp Vice-President
Jeri Carlyle Secretary
Mark Lowney Member
Tony Schoen Member
Matt Jaggers Member
Carrie Johnsen Member