Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Shawn Kornoelje Head Coach

HI, I am Shawn Kornoelje. I am starting my 37th year of being on deck and coaching, which has included working with all levels of swimmers from Novice to International. I was a member of the U.S. Paralympic coaching staff from 1998-2004. Assisting in the training and preparation for teams going into the 2000 Sydney Games, the 2002 World Championships in Argentina and the 2004 Athens Games, where I served as the Head Coach of the US National Men’s Paralympic Swim Team. 

While serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Michigan's Women's swim team, we finished as the NCAA championship runners-up in 1995. The first Women’s Team EVER other than Texas, Stanford, Florida to have that high of a NCAA finish!! 

During my 11-year tenure at Oakland University as Associate Head Coach, I had the privilege to recruit and coach some outstanding student-athletes. I work very hard to bring all the learning and growth of that experience to the swimmers I coach. Breaking down what I believe is necessary for success, both in and out of the water!! 

I grew up in Zeeland, Michigan, and a 1991 graduate of Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree from Wayne State in 2006. I live in Clinton Township with my wife, Cheryl Angelelli, a 3x Paralympic Swimmer, former Macomb Y Marlin, and Regina swimmer. She is also a Champion Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer. In swimming she has won 2 Bronze in 2004 Athens, and 2 Silver in 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. We have two ‘furry’ children, Mylo, a Cavapoo (Capt Terror Pants) and Charlie, a Shiatzu that likes barking at anything that moves outside!! 

It is an honor and privilege to be your Liquid Lightning Head Coach!!

Jeremiah Morren Head Age Group Coach

Jeremiah started Swimming when he was 11 years old in Holland, Michigan. He swam club for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics under MHS Hall of Fame Coach, Don Kimble. During his time in Club and Highschool swimming he earned a State title in the 100 Freestyle in 2012 and helped lead Holland Highschool to a Team State title in 2013 along with two relay State titles. During his Senior year he earned Junior National standards in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and was a part of a combined three top 8 relays between the short course and long course seasons at Junior Nationals.

During his Senior year, he was offered and accepted an athletic scholarship to Oakland University where he swam under Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Coach Pete Hovland. During his time at Oakland he won three consecutive Horizon League Titles in the 50 freestyle between his sophomore and senior year. His time in the 50 free my Senior year was good enough for a top 100 finish in the US that year. Other accomplishments include anchoring 4 team relay records and helping Oakland to it’s 36th, 37th, 38th, and 39th consecutive team conference titles. Jeremiah was also awarded NCSA Scholar All-American and was named one of Oakland’s team captains his Senior year. His Senior year he was also nominated for the Presidential Award at the Oakland Athletics Award Ceremony.

Jeremiah started Coaching for Liquid Lightning during his senior year at Oakland in 2016 and has loved every minute!

Haley Kornburger Coach

“Hello, I my name is Haley Kornburger. I have been coaching for 8 years. My coaching career actually began at Liquid Lightning when I was 18 years old. Since that time, I have coached at the collegiate, high school, country club, and USA club level. I grew up in Oxford, Michigan and currently live in the area. When I was younger, I swam for Liquid Lightning beginning at 8 years old. While on Liquid Lightning I competed at diverse levels. I swam at state championships, sectionals, and junior nationals. I was a multiple time state champion in the 50 free and 100 fly. I was an LL Club and Oxford High School record holder, MHSAA All-State for 3 years, scholar athlete, academic all American. I was a sectional and national qualifier. After High School, I was offered and accepted a scholarship to swim at Michigan State University where I competed in the Big Ten Conference for 4 years. During my time at Michigan State, I achieved all-time top times in the 200 freestyle (8th), 500 freestyle (2nd), 1000 freestyle (10th), and 1650 freestyle (8th). I am the current record holder in the 1500m freestyle. I received academic All-Big Ten honors, Spartan of the year award winner, and 4-year varsity winner. In 2018-2019 I was a graduate assistant for MSU working primarily with distance swimmers. After graduating with a Biological Sciences (B. S.) Degree from Michigan State in 2019, I continued to pursue a teaching certification and student taught at Troy Athens High School. I also worked as an assistant coach for the girls season. During the summertime I coach at Orchard Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield. I currently work for Lake Orion High School as a Science Teacher and Head Varsity Girls Swimming and Diving Coach entering my third year. Outside of swimming I enjoy spending time with my dog Breslin, visiting my family and friends, working out, going out on the boat, golfing, and traveling. I look forward to continuing working with Liquid Lightning as it has truly always been my home and a place for growth in and out of the pool.”

Thanks again!


Bill Wood

Coach Bill began his competitive swimming career at age 13 with the Sterling Silver Dolphins Swim Club, under coaches Dennis Schrieber and Ron Richards. He was five-time Macomb County Champion, two-time league champion and earned many state, zone and national qualifying times.  As a senior, Bill became the recipient of the 1992 Firlick award. (Awarded by the Macomb County Swim Coaches Association to the outstanding swimmer of the year.)

At Oakland University, coached by Peter Hovland and Chuck McClune, Bill enjoyed immediate success as the GLIAC runner-up in the 200 Breaststroke, helping Oakland to its 15th and 16th consecutive conference titles. Leaving Oakland to pursue a degree in film studies at Wayne State University, Bill began his coaching career with the Sterling Silver Dolphins.  While continuing to coach age group, he swam at Wayne State, under coaches Matt Dieghan and Dana Abbasse. There he set team records in the 200 Backstroke and 400 Individual Medley. Bill earned a GLIAC title in the 200 Backstroke helping Wayne State to its first winning season in over a decade. After graduation, Bill spent a year coaching Wayne State with new head coach Sean Peters. As an assistant coach in charge of the distance swimmers, Wayne State took five of the top seven places in the 1650 Freestyle at the GLIAC Championships.

Taking a brief break from swimming, Bill pursued a career in advertising as a Commercial Editor and Digital Compositor. Today Bill continues his video/film work along with coaching on Liquid Lightning and Lake Orion High School Boys Swimming and Diving Teams. He lives in Lake Orion with his wife Michelle and sons Brady and Lucas. He has the pleasure of coaching and cheering for Brady and Lucas when they swim for Liquid Lightning and Lake Orion swim teams.

“I’ve always been blessed with great coaches. I try to learn from everyone I meet. Helping young athletes achieve their goals is the most rewarding experience one can have.”



Coach Bill




Amy Kuiper Coach
Ben Winn Coach
Board of Directors
Gretchen Potter President
Rebecca Alexander Vice President
Katie Valentine Treasurer
Sarah House Secretary
Kristin Rhodes Member-At-Large
Casey Thomas Member-At-Large
Wayne Waller Member-At-Large