Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Ross Hedrick Head Coach/Program Director

ASCA Level 3 Education/Achievement 

 

Ross began his coaching career while in college at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He was hired to work with the Bengal Tiger Aquatic Club's National training group, high school development program and learn-to-swim groups. Ross was later hired to lead a satellite team for the Franco's FINS Swim Team in Slidell, LA. After three successful seasons directing the satellite program, Ross was advanced to Head Coach of Franco's FINS. The FINS became a Top-5 team in the state and Ross had a swimmer qualify for Senior Nationals within his first 16 months in charge.

In 2003, Ross accepted an offer to move to Colorado to become the Head Age Group Coach for Highlands Ranch Aquatics. During his tenure, HRA became a Top-3 team in the state. After three successful seasons, he was hired to be the Head Coach of the Woodmoor Waves in Monument, Colorado. The Waves year-round programs doubled in size culminating with their first Sectional Championship Team.

Beginning April 2011, Ross created the PEAK Swim Team, a coach-owned program. In the four year existence of PEAK, the team grew from a very young collection of swimmers to a very successful group that included two individual State Champions and five Sectional Championship participants.

In 2007, Ross was recognized by ASCA as Colorado Swimming's "Age Group Coach of the Year".

Ross is married to Shannon Scott Hedrick. They have two kids, Kendal and Kayden. 

Scott Robinson Head AG Coach/Tulane Site Coach

Former Germantown Swim Team Head Coach, Scott Robinson has almost 50 years of experience in the sport of swimming.  He was a competitive swimmer for 15 years swimming through his first year of college at the University of Tennessee before spending the last 34 years giving back to the sport that gave him so much as an athlete.

He began coaching in the summer league in Birmingham, Alabama, before becoming Head Age Group Coach with Birmingham Swim League in 1982.  In 1988 he accepted a similar position with Wichita Swim Club in Wichita, Kansas, where he coached until 1991.  After leaving WSC, Scott accepted a position where he was Head Site Coach for a satellite of Pilot Aquatic Club in Sevierville, Tennessee, for 6 years.  He arrived in Germantown in August 1997.  During his 34 years of coaching as an Age Group and Head Coach he has coached multiple Age Group Top 16 qualifiers, Senior Sectional qualifiers, and Junior and Senior National qualifiers in addition to novice and beginner swimmers.

In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his Great Danes, Sophie and Sasha, attending Alabama football games and traveling.

Sarah Herrington Head Site Coach (Lakeside/Slidell)

USA-S (USA Swimming) certified; · ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Level V (education); III (achievement); I (disability) Certified; · NISCA (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) Louisiana delegate; · Certified Strength Training and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); · Head Coach for Northshore High School Panther Swimming; · B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Nursing

Sarah Herrington grew up in Slidell, LA and began swimming for Hurricane Swim Club under “Coach” Ed Kelly in 1997.  Sarah received a swimming scholarship to Clemson University in South Carolina and specialized in the breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley events.  Throughout her swimming career, Coach Sarah taught swim lessons, stroke lessons, and coached summer swim programs and summer swim camps.  While finishing up nursing school, Sarah was a volunteer Assistant Coach for Clemson Swimming & Diving in 2008-2009.  After graduating and starting work as a nurse, Sarah always found herself pool side coaching swimming part-time. Upon moving back to Slidell, Sarah coached the Cross Gates Gators summer swim team for one summer before joining the Hurricanes as an assistant coach for a year. She then moved on to coach the Northshore High School Panthers Swim Team for the past 4 seasons as Head Coach.
In 2017, Sarah started her own club team in Slidell, LA and has since teamed up with Nu Wave Swim Club to become a satellite program.  Sarah is excited to be a part of the Nu Wave family and start #makingwaves. 
Marshall Love Lead Coach: Riptide & Masters

Marshall has been the foundation of Nu Wave’s 8&U Developmental Group (Riptide) since 1997, and serves as the Nu Wave Masters Head Coach.

Marshall is the founder/owner of Love Swimming. Love Swimming is New Orleans’ best swim lesson program. Many current Nu Wave swimmers have started their swimming careers with our partners at Love Swimming (www.loveswimming.com)

Marshall’s past achievements have seen him serve as the Head Age Group Coach for the Aggie Swim Club from 1991-1997. During this time, Marshall was recognized by the American Swim Coaches Association with the “Councilman Creative Coaching Award” in 1995.

During his time with Nu Wave, Marshall has also served as the Head Coach ACANA (Costa Rica National Champion Team), 1998-2000, and been recognized with the Social Entrepreneurship Award in 1999.

Marshall received his B.S. from Texas A&M University (Magna Cum Laude), M.A. from Tulane University in Latin American Studies '98 and M.B.A. from Tulane University '99 (Cum Laude).

Bridget Wright Lead Coach: Varsity/Whitecaps
Ryan Wetherbie Assistant Coach: Senior/Varsity
Greg Harris Assistant Coach: Tidal Wave
Elizabeth Cook Assistant Coach (Newman Site)
Blake Rutherford Assistant Coach (Lakeside/Slidell)

USA-S certified; · Middle/High School teacher at Pearl River Central HS; · ASCA Level I (education) certified; · Coach for Pearl River Central High School; · former NCAA Division II Collegiate Scholarship Swimmer (King University); · B.S. Education

 

Blake Rutherford grew up in Picayune, MS.  At the age of 4, he started his 15 year competitive swimming career.  At the age of 8 years old, he began swimming year round for Ray Lossett and the Mississippi Piranhas Aquatic Club and eventually for Ed Kelly with the Hurricane Swim Club.  Coach Blake earned a college scholarship to Div. II King College (now King University) in Bristol, TN where he participated in the sprint freestyle and distance butterfly events. 

Coach Blake began his coaching career at the summer league level during his High School years.  After hanging up his suit and goggles in 2011, Coach Blake has continued his calling of coaching for the last 8 years.  He has coached at the USA club, US Masters, and High School levels.  He has both trained and assisted MHSAA State Champions, Ironman Finishers, Junior/Senior National Qualifiers, and Olympic Trial Qualifiers.

Born an educator, Coach Blake is currently a P.E. and Computer Science Teacher at Pearl River Central High School.  For the 2019-2020 school year, he is excited to embark on a new journey at Pearl River Central Middle School as their Junior Cadet Corp Instructor.  He has been active in the Air Force Reserves the last 7 years as an Aircraft Electrician.

As an Assistant Swim Coach with Nu Wave Swim Club, Coach Blake will strive to educate his athletes and promote a positive culture for the sport of swimming in Southeast Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi, encourage his swimmers to race and train with integrity, and expect the utmost respect of their teammates both in and out of the pool.  He expects to teach the skills it takes to maximize potential and to build confidence through hard work, smart work, and discipline while maintaining a fun and challenging environment.

Board of Directors
Angele Thionville President and Treasurer
Chad Primeaux Assistance Treasurer
Liliana Duronslet Secretary
Tamara Jacobson Member-at-large
Greg Johnson Member-at-large
Nici Eichberger Member-at-large
John Balhoff Member-at-large
Andrea Royster Member-at-large
Christy Wilkinson Member-at-large