Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Christopher Morgan Lead Assistant Coach

This will be Chris’ sixth season with the Bullsharks.  He brings over 25 years of coaching experience both from USS and High School levels.  Previous club teams have been Black Dog, Black Line and Richfield swim clubs.  He has also coached for St. Thomas Academy (Non-Free Coach), Jefferson (Boys and Girls Head Coach), and Kennedy (Boys Head Coach).  Currently he looks forward to his 10th season as the Head Coach for the Eagan Boys Swim Team where they will be defending Conference and Section champions.  He is a 5 time Section Coach of the Year and 7 time Conference Coach of the Year and in 2015 was the Class AA Boy's Coach of the Year.  Chris is also entering his 3rd season as the Head Coach of the Northfield High School Gator Girls team.  He will be the first to remind you that he swam exactly zero of the events that helped those teams be successful.  He feels incredibly lucky to be surrounded by so many great families that have produced fantastic kids who happen to enjoy the sport of swimming almost as much as Chris does.  Chris feels that our sport attracts intelligent, hardworking, creative kids who are eager to find out just how good they can be.

Winston Vermilyea Lead Developmental Coach

This is Winston's fourth year with the Bullsharks.  Winston started swimming competitively in 1980 swimming for the JECOR Sand Sharks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and continued to swim up through High school. After attending UMD as a Music Ed Student Winston tried out and was accepted into the Marine Corps Band program where he performed numerous events to include 5 Rosebowl Parades and the Funeral of President Nixon. After 4 years active duty he joined the 34th Infantry Division Red Bull National Guard Band as was active in the until 2008.

Winston started teaching Swim lessons and later coaching with the Orcas Swim Club Rochester in 2009. He has coached mostly young kids just joining the team and mid level athletes but has on occasion coached the upper level swimmers including being an assistant coach on the 2015 MN All Star team. Winston started working for the Bullsharks in the Fall of 2016 and has recently added working at the Northfield YMCA as Swim Instructor and Aquatic Coordinator. Winston and the family relocated to Northfield and his kids currently attend Northfield High School and Sibley Elementary school.

When not at the Pool Winston still plays the Tenor and Baritone Saxophone in different Groups, Helps with Scouting when available and sometimes will participate in a play as an actor or stage musician.  

Emily Culver Assistant Coach

This is Emily’s second year coaching with the Bull Sharks and her first coaching position.   Emily is a recent graduate of Carleton College (’18), where she majored in sociology/anthropology and swam for four years.   Emily is now serving as an Americorps Promise Fellow with the TORCH program at Northfield High School.   In her free time she enjoys running, spending time with friends, and eating cotton candy ice cream.   Emily is very excited to be a Bull Shark!

Matt Bowers Assistant Coach

Matt’s childhood dream of becoming a dolphin didn’t pan out, so he opted for the next best thing and joined a swim team. It was so much fun he stayed in the water for fourteen years occasionally returning to land. During that time, Matt swam at several levels: YMCA, club, high school, and college on a swimming scholarship. Now in his third year at the Northfield Swim Club, Matt’s a big fan of swimming drills and sound swimming technique. When he’s not coaching, Matt enjoys writing and illustrating books, skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and going on adventures with his family.

Marly Schrom Assistant Coach

This is Marly’s first year coaching with the Bull Sharks. Marly is a recent alum of Carleton College (‘19), where she majored in Russian Studies and swam for the Knights for four years. When Marly isn’t on the pool deck, she can be found making (delicious) coffee at Little Joy Coffee in downtown Northfield. In her free time, she enjoys baking, swimming, and hanging out with good pals. 

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