Coaches and Directors

Coaches and 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.

Amanda Browning Gold 2
Hannah Manger Senior Prep
Elizabeth Kreilein Bronze 1 and Gold 1

Elizabeth is a former RAC  and Floyd Central High School swimmer. In addition to being a former swimmer, she is currently an IN swimming official. She is currently a senior at the University of Louisville, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy and Law. 

Blair Neichter Senior Assistant Coach

My name is Blair Neichter.  I started swimming competitvely at the age of six and stopped at the age of 19, after one year at IUPUI.  I was a past RAC swimmer myself.  I work at Norton Hospital and live in New Albany, IN with my husband and daughter.

Kathy Collings Business Mngr, Lessons Mngr

Kathy has coached RAC since 1996. She has been the developmental coach, as well as the team's business manger. Her involvement as a swimmer ranges from age-group swimming to masters' swimming. In addition, Kathy was a club president, stroke-and-turn judge and swim instructor while her children swam. She has coached numerous summer league teams, as well as the Southern Indiana Deanery junior high team.

Kathy resides in New Albany has two daughters and two grandchildren.

Ashley Manger Head Dev 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 social studies at New Albany High School.

Andrew Garcia Bronze 3 and Silver 2
Clarissa Story Bronze 2 and Silver 1
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.

Board of Directors
Joe Fox President
Jennifer Owens Membership & Secretary
Joseph Perkins Member
Courtney Paris Board Member