Coaching Staff

2022 - 2023 SEASON


JJ Rudisill


JJ Rudisill comes to Westtown with many years of experience at all levels of competitive swimming. He enjoys teaching a 2 year old swimmer the basic survival skills as much as he enjoys refining the skills of an elite college athlete.

From 2017-2022 He served as an assistant coach at West Chester University where he was also the head coach of their age group team, Golden Ram Aquatics. During his time at WCU the Men's and Women's teams combined for 10 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles. He helped coach multiple Division II NCAA Champions as well as coach three WCU Swimmers to Division II NCAA individual records. He also guided many age group swimmers to MA Junior Olympics, MA Senior Champs, and PIAA States.

Before joining WCU, JJ was a Health and Physical Education Teacher in the Unionville and Chadds-Ford School District for two years. During that time he was also the Head Coach of West Chester Rustin High School, his alma-mater.

Personally JJ attended West Chester Rustin HS where he was a member of the Varsity Swim Team for four years, PIAA state qualifier in two of those years, and voted a co-captain in his senior year. He went on to attend West Chester University where he swam all four years and was voted a co-captain in his senior year.

JJ has been teaching and supervising summer swimming lessons at WCU for the past 15 years. He has also spent the last ten summers coaching in the Southern Chester County Swim League, serving as the Head Coach of Waterview Swim Team.

JJ spends his free time living in Downingtown, PA with his dog, Reggie. They love to go on hikes together. JJ is also an avid runner. He has competed in local 5K, 10K, 15K's and marathons. He most recently completed the Philadelphia Marathon where he earned a time that qualifies him for the Boston Marathon.

JJ comes to Westtown Aquatics with the energy needed to communicate, teach, motivate, and encourage athletes of all levels.

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Marie McDevitt


I grew up swimming and have been in West Chester since I was 5. I have coached since 2001 for Roslyn; I was the assistant coach at Rustin High School for its first four years (2006-2010); and swam for Millersville University for 3 years. I absolutely love coaching and helping kids fall in love with the sport of swimming.

I was an 8th grade math teacher for 10 years at Stetson and cross country coach before deciding to stay home to raise my three kids: Brigid (9), Ryan (7), and Cullen (5).

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Marianne Henry


Bio Coming Soon!


Jessica Sabedra


Jess has been coaching with Westtown Aquatic Club for 13 seasons. Assisting with only the Senior Prep group, Jess brings a plethora of experience from her four years as a collegiate swimmer with Drexel University and as an age-group swimmer with Upper MainLine YMCA.


Jeanine Gilbert


Jeanine is a former Division 1 swimmer at Ohio State and University of Maryland, where she was a team captain. She was a Junior National qualifier in multiple events beginning at the age of 14. In high school and college, Jeanine coached age group swimming and taught lessons. In her professional career, Jeanine is a occupational therapist at a school for children with special needs.

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Hillary Heebner-Elliott


With over 20 years of experience in aquatics, Hillary brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our staff.

Hillary grew up swimming in the Reading, PA area and was a high school district champs, and high school states qualifier.

At GRA, along with her husband Scott, Hillary was one of the primary reasons they went from a team of less than 100, to a Middle Atlantic power house for over a decade. Her philosophy is to support our swimmers, both in and out of the pool, so they can have long term success.

Hillary resides in Coatesville with her son, Trevor, and daughter, Piper.

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Stephanie Toth


Stephanie competitively for 12 years, first with MSA and then later with Westtown when the program was first started. She went on to become a Division 1 Rower at the University of Delaware. After college, Stephanie got into running marathons competitively, and competed in the Boston Marathon 4 times. Professionally, she works as a Nurse Practitioner for Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists, specializing in cardiac electrophysiology.

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