ZSC Coaching Staff

Eric Meyer

Head Club Coach -- Senior

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Eric has been the Zionsville Swim Club Head Coach since October of 2010, and has coached since 1996. He has worked with all levels of athletes, including learn to swim, summer league and National level finalists. Eric holds American Swimming Coaches Association Level 4 certification as well as an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Masters degree from Ball State. Prior to coaching in Zionsville, Eric coached in both Lafayette, IN and Oak Park, IL. Eric also owns and operates Indy Swim Studio, LLC

Currently Eric coaches the Senior Squads and is also the Assistant Head Coach of Zionsville Community High School. ​Eric is married to Jessica and they have two daughters, Emily and Harper. Jessica is a Realtor for FC Tucker in Zionsville. 

Don Cozad

Head Age Group Coach -- Junior 1 & Evolution 1

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Don Cozad is the lead coach for our Platinum and Bronze squads as well as overseeing the overall age group programs. Don previously served as the Head Coach of PRO Swimming at their Huntington site (1994-2015). He has coached swimmers from the youngest Age Groupers to high school and beyond. From teaching pre-schoolers learn how-to-swim to perfecting the strokes of the former college swimmers returning for advice, Don has shown a deep commitment to all of his athletes. While in Huntington, Don also served a role as the Senior Program/Aquatics Director at the YMCA (2003-2014) and PE Teacher at Huntington North High School (2015). Previously, Don was an educator and swim coach in Hagerstown (1988-91) and Head Swim Coach in Lake Placid, FL (1991-1993). Don swam competitively at the University of Indianapolis, where he was team captain for two years, graduating in 1988 with a BS in Education. While on scholarship for swimming, he was also on scholarship with the Tennis team!

Don has had the honor of being Head coach for Team Indiana at the Midwest Zone Championships, multiple times, He has coached several clinics and has served on several committees with Indiana Swimming. He has been also been responsible for several Indiana Swimming Open Water Camps and many Open Water State Championship meets. Many of his former swimmers have gone on to swim at the collegiate level of scholarship. Don is married to his wife, Dorene, and they have a 24 yr old stepson (Ethan), a junior at IUPUFW (Zane), and (Corbin) a senior swimmer at Zionsville.

Jeanine Surfus

Lead Coach -- Evolution 3/4, Junior 2/3

Assistant Coach -- Senior

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I was born and raised in Muncie, IN and began teaching lessons and coaching while in High School. After moving to Pennsylvania in 1999, I coached at Palmyra Aquatic Club where I introduced the team to USA Swimming. In the six years that I coached there, we had Junior Olympic, Zone, and Sectional Qualifiers. From 2005-2015, I coached at the highly decorated Hershey Aquatic Club where I was the Head Developmental Coach and worked with athletes of all ages and abilities. I also coached Zones for 6 years while being a Middle Atlantic Coach. Moving to Maryland in 2015, I started coaching at the Nationally ranked Machine Aquatic Club. While there, I coached the Age Group and Senior level athletes at the University of Maryland. Summer league swimming is important in the Washington area, so I took a role as the Swim Director/Head Coach of BBT swim team in Bowie from 2015-2018. Having coached all levels, from beginners to nationally ranked swimmers, I am excited to further my coaching experience with Zionsville Swim Club. My husband and I have three daughters, ages 24, 19, and 14.

Chris Modglin

Lead Coach -- Foundation

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Chris is an ASCA Level 3 certified coach, has over thirty years coaching experience at the age group level. His coaching experience also includes high school and collegiate level. He is a physical education teacher at Stout Field Elementary.

In the summer, he operates a commercial swimming pool management company, Clearwater Pool Services, Inc. Chris has a bachelors degree from Indiana University and a masters degree from Indiana Wesleyan. He and his wife Michele have three sons who swim - Sanders, Coleman, and Will.

Kristie Keating

Assistant Coach -- Evolution 3/4

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Kristie Keating has been coaching with Zionsville Swim Club since 2012. She has coached all levels from developmental to high school. She graduated from Butler University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Kristie also has her masters in Special Education from Butler University.

She began her career coaching at the Country Club of Indianapolis ages 4-16. She then began coaching in Pike Township as the Head Middle School Swim Coach for 3 years. From there she transitioned to the assistant Pike High School Swim Coach. She has been the assistant swim coach for all levels at Zionsville. Kristie is currently the Co-Department Chair of Exceptional Learners at Pike High School. She has been working in Pike Township since 2001.

Mackenzie Berger

Assistant Coach -- All Age Groups

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Mackenzie has been coaching with ZSC since 2014. She is also an alumni of ZSC and graduated from Zionsville in 2009. She got her undergraduate degree in Sports Performance from Purdue and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from IUPUI. Her favorite stroke is butterfly and her favorite event is the 200 IM.