Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Vincent Gallant Head Coach

Coach Vince Gallant brings four decades of educating and coaching experience to the LCSC program.  Raised in Michigan, with experience at every level of swimming (learn to swim, summer teams, year-round swimming, high school, college, and masters), Coach Vince has remained focused on year-round swimming, enjoying the process of working with aspiring swimmers, from rookie to elite athlete, helping them grow and excel in this great life-long sport.

 

 

Paul Kraft Lead Age Group Coach

Coach Paul started coaching as a beginners’ coach more than 30 years ago and since then has produced multiple state champions in all age groups.  During his tenure as Head Coach at Lakers, he had the pleasure of coaching a youngster from age seven until his 14th birthday, resulting in him qualifying for USA Swimming Junior Nationals in the 800M freestyle, while winning the high point trophy at Central Zone Sectionals in 2016.  Coach Paul joins LCSC by returning to his “roots” as a developmental coach.  In the process, he has reminisced on all the factors that go into producing top age group swimmers ready to make it at the state and national level.  Some of Coach Paul’s favorite quotes are “you can't get faster if you don't know how fast you are going,” and “you can't get better at dolphin kicking or efficiency if you are not counting your kicks or strokes.”  Teaching swim math and teaching swimmers how to get their times from the earliest age is essential to their daily improvement.  Once a swimmer is consistently getting their times and monitoring their own efficiency, Coach Paul is satisfied he has accomplished his goals as a coach.

 

Samantha Hart Assistant Coach

Samantha is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She currently works at Ford Motor Company as a Product Develop Engineer in Automatic Transmission Systems. Samantha started swimming with her local YMCA club teams: the Lenawee County Gators and the Saginaw YMCA Sharks. Her love of swimming propelled her through four years in both high school and college. She was a four-year Academic All-Big Ten Varsity Letterman at MSU. In addition to swimming, she enjoys the outdoors, camping, sailing and racing catamarans with her husband, Alex. She is excited and grateful to be back on the pool deck to help coach the LCSC swimmers!

 

 

Jocelyn Dessin Junior Coach
Board of Directors
Dan Coon President
Laura Melancon Vice President/Meet Director
Steve Domeracki Treasurer
Erin O'Brien Secretary
Angela Allen Registration/Dues
Elberta Dziobak Safety
Brian Pitera Meet Entries
Meghan Pierce Member-at-Large
Tracey Weakley Member At-Large/Social Director