Coaches

Wally Fall, Head Coach

Coach Fall has been coaching for over 55 years. He has coached in Arkansas, California, and Alabama before returning to Louisiana in 1974 to coach in Alexandria. Along the way, he has developed many Junior National and YMCA National Qualifiers as well as many High School All-American swimmers. In 2013, Coach Fall was inducted into the Alexandria Senior High School Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the LHSAA Sports Hall of Fame. Finally, in 2019, the pool at Alexandria Senior High School was officially named the Wally Fall Natatorium.

Chris Chelette, Assistant Coach

Coach Chris started swimming USA Swimming in junior high in Pineville. After there, he attended Pineville High School, where he swam all four years. Each year, Coach Chris was honored to go to state. In the summer months, he participated in USA Swimming under Coach Fall. After high school, Coach Chris went on to Northwestern State University and graduated in Business Administration with a minor in accounting. Today, Coach Chris is an active member of the community as the President of the Mardi Gras Association. Along with coaching for COAST, he is the Head Swim Coach for the Menard Eagles Swim Team. He enjoys coaching and watching his two daughters Anna and Kaylee grow in a sport that he loves as well. “Giving back to the kids and watching them grow as people as well as athletes is important- swimming taught me how to work hard and I want to pass that along to today’s youth.”

Tiffany Chelette, Assistant Coach

Coach Tiffany started swimming USA Swimming and High School swimming in the Cenla Area in Junior High School. She qualififed attended both High school and USA State meets during her high school career.  After there, she attended Louisiana College, where she continued her pursuit of athletic knowledge earning her Athletic Training degree and practicing for 5 years before returning to LC and obtaining her Respitory Therapist License.  She has been a Registered Rispitory Therapist for over 18 years, working the in the NICU at Cabrini, Rapides, and Children's in New Orleans.  Today, her love for teaching has lead her to Alexandria Country Day School where she teaches sciences to the LSUA Campus.  Along with coaching for COAST, she is the Swim Coach for the ASH Swim Team.

Kate Hayes, Novice / Junior Varsity Coach

Kate is a product of the COAST program and the ASH Swim Team. After her high school senior year season, Kate took over coaching fro COAST with the Novice and JV divisions from her mother, Angela, who served as a long-time COAST coach.

Ryan Willis, Novice / Junior Varsity Coach

Ryan is a product of COAST and the ASH Swim Team. He graduated in 2018. While swimming for ASH, Ryan placed 4th in both the 200 Freestyle and Freestyle at the State Championships. 

Coaching Staff