Coaching Staff
Derick Roe Head Coach

Derick Roe, Head Coach, Lead Senior/ Platinum

Email roed@salineschools.org

Derick Roe has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 6. After growing up swimming in Ohio, he went on to compete at Eastern Michigan University from 2005-2009. During his collegiate career he set both the EMU and Mid-American Conference records in the 50 freestyle and competed in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials. Upon graduating in 2010, double majoring in History and Electronic Media & Film Studies he went on to begin his coaching career.

Derick went on to coach at Colgate University, Ohio University and at Ashland University as the Head Coach before returning to EMU. Derick was an assistant coach with the Eagles until they tragically dropped their men's swimming program in 2018. During his collegiate coaching career he helped lead athletes to multiple school and conference records, as well as NCAA All-American's. Following EMU, Derick made the decision to move to Club Coaching with the Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. He is very excited to join the Saline Swim Team and it's wonderful staff.

Nick Munsell Admin/General team

Head Administrator/ COO

Please refer all administrative and organizational queries to Nick (munselln@salineschools.org)

Nick Munsell began swimming at age 8 for Milan Swim Club. Nick switched to SST when he moved to Saline in 7th grade (1997) and has been involved in Saline Swimming ever since. Nick’s coaching experience began soon after high school when he helped coach the Saline men’s high school team for the 2002-2003 season. Nick coached at Travis Pointe Country Club from 2003-2005 and began coaching for Saline in 2004. While Nick has steered his talents away from the pool deck, given his consistently increased administrative role, he can still be seen around the pool and office most days. Nick is passionate about the sport of swimming and is dedicated to helping continue the fine traditions of SST swimming. 

Alan Duski 12 U Director

Alan Duski, 12 U Director, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Lead Gold/ Silver/ Bronze

Email: duskia@salineschools.org

Alan grew up in Croatia where he began swimming competitively at age of 6. After being part of Croatian Junior National Team, he went on to compete at Eastern Michigan University from 2008-2012 where he specialized in butterfly and backstroke. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Nutrition, and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology. 

After graduating from EMU, Alan started coaching swimming and conditioning with Club Wolverine. He also spent time working as a clinical exercise physiologist at Michigan Medicine and a personal trainer.

Molly Riggs Assistant Coach

Molly Riggs, Assistant Coach

Email: mollyriggs27@gmail.com 

Molly Riggs is from Ann Arbor and is currently a Nursing student at the University of Michigan. She swam competitively throughout her childhood and transitioned to Saline Swim Team at the start of high school. Molly loved her time on SST and is super excited to come back as a coach. She has lots of experience working with kids and started coaching at Huron Valley Swim Club in 2019.

Molly’s favorite stroke is backstroke and she loved long-distance events and underwaters. Some of her favorite memories at SST have been pancake breakfasts, helping out at intramural meets, and when Kristyne threw a surprise party for her on her last practice. Molly hopes to bring a positive energy to practice and can't wait to get to know all of the swimmers.

Kristyne Cole Substitute Coach

Kristyne Cole, Substitute Coach

Email: colek@salineschools.org

Kristyne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she began swimming competitively at 5 years old for Ann Arbor Swim Club, Club Wolverine, and Pioneer High School. She went on to compete at the University of Michigan from 2008-2012 where she was a two-time captain and member of the Michigan Leadership Academy. She graduated from the School of Kinesiology with a B.S. in Physical Education and Health.
 
After graduating from Michigan, Kristyne went on to teach Physical Education, Health, and Water Safety for grades K-8 at the Honey Creek Community School, and began coaching with Saline Swim Team- eventually becoming lead group coach for Platinum group. In July of 2015 she took a full-time position of Associate Head Coach with Saline. In her time as Associate Head Coach with SST, Kristyne has been lead group coach of the Silver group and Senior Groups- helping to lead them to 2nd place at the Michigan Open State Championships and set numerous state records. Kristyne began her new role as Co-Head coach in May 2019.
 
Before working with SST, Kristyne oversaw the 11-12 age group program at Huron Valley Swim Club, as well as helped to coach with Pioneer High School, Skyline High School, Saline High School, Michigan Swim Camps, and University of Michigan KidSport. She also spent time working with Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD, and Behavioral Health in Ann Arbor to help create and implement “Movers and Shakers” and "Spectrum of Sports” to helpencourage physical activity and team sports for adults and children on the spectrum.
Sandy Stafford Aquatics Program Specialist

Aquatics Program Specialist

With over 39 years of aquatics experience, Sandy Stafford has held many positions in the swimming world. Before arriving in Michigan in 1992, Sandy worked at various facilities in Florida and in her home state of South Carolina.  Currently, Sandy is the Aquatics Program Specialist for Saline Community Education. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to all aspects of Saline High School pool and various community events. During her coaching career, Sandy has coached all Saline swim programs to successful results, including High School, Middle School, and SST. Additionally, Sandy coaches middle school cross-country and privately trains many adults helping them achieve their fitness goals.  In her “free time” Sandy remains dedicated to her own training as a marathoner and triathlete.