Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Nicholas Provost Head Coach

The 2022-2023 season will mark 7 years for Coach Nick as the Head Coach of the Vikings.  Nick has 26 years of competitive swimming experience, 10 as a coach and 16 as a competitor. Before joining the Vikings in the spring of 2016, he was the Head Coach of the Belchertown Stingrays for 2 years 2013 to 2015.  At Belchertown High School Nick was the Varsity Girls Swim Coach in 2020, and the Varsity Boys Swim Coach 2013 to 2018.

Nick spent 4 years as a member of the Elms College Men’s Team where he was named the 2012 Male Senior Athlete of the Year. In high school Nick swam 5 years for Palmer where he was named team MVP in 2006 and 2008. He was also a member of the Holyoke YMCA Vikings for 9 years 1999 to 2008 and a proud recipient of the Viking Award in 2002.

Nick is an American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Certified Coach.

Kyle Murphy Associate Head Coach

Coach Kyle returns to the Vikings.  Kyle recently spent 5 years as the Head Coach of the Westfield YMCA Wave from 2018 to 2022.  At WYST, Kyle guided swimmers to top performances at high level meets in New England Swimming (10&Under Age Groups, YMCA New England Championship, 11-14 Age Groups) including a 10&Under YMCA New England Champion in the 50 Breaststroke.

Before Westfield Kyle spent 2015 to 2017 as an assistant coach at HYV.  Kyle contributed to not only the team’s success while he was on deck in Holyoke but was responsible for much of the success that was still to come.

Kyle started swimming competitively at the age of 5 for the Vikings and also swam for Holyoke Catholic High School for all four years and was a contender at Western Mass and States. He also started coaching for Holyoke Catholic shortly after graduating and was the Head Coach of Pope Francis High School.

At the collegiate level, Kyle swam at Elms College, specializing in distance freestyle events. Kyle majored in business management and marketing.

Kerry Cordis Aquatics Director

 Coach Kerry has been with the Vikings swim team for over 12 years. She is a certified USA Swimming Coach and YMCA Principles of Competitive Swimming certified.

 Kerry comes to us with 28 years of competitive swimming experience and over 20 years of coaching experience. As a swimmer Kerry swam 4 years of collegiate swimming at Springfield College. During the first year at Springfield College the girls team began a tradition of winning the NEWMAC Conference title for over 10 years in a row. While in High School, she was a 4-time Western Mass and State Qualifier. She specialized in breastroke and IM. 

 Kerry began coaching with a Park and Rec team as an assistant coach while she was in high school and swimming on a USA Swimming Team. She fell in love with aquatics and coaching and decided to attend Springfield College, where all her coaches had attended and swam for Coach John Taffe.    

Currently resides in Agawam, MA where she lives with her husband John, and daughter Olivia and son Jack. Kerry is also a registered Masters Swimmer for the Holyoke Y Sea Dragons.

 Kerry believes in teaching young kids to be well-rounded swimmers and to focus on technique at an early age to ensure success as they get older.

Carrie Humber Developmental 1 Coach
Christine Winberg Assistant Coach
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