Coaching Staff
Gunnar Teigen Head Coach

Gunnar enters his sixth season with the Bull Sharks.  Prior to his time in Northfield, Gunnar served as Interim Head Coach for the River Falls Swim Club.  Prior to RFSC, Gunnar was an assistant coach for a summer rec team and helped out with the novice program on the club he grew up on.  Gunnar also is entering his fifth year as an Assistant Coach with Carleton College.  He has also coached the KnightCrawlers for three years (the masters group in town). Gunnar served as the Camps Coordinator for Minnesota Swimming Inc from the Spring of 2016 to the Spring of 2019.  In his down time Gunnar does stadium stairs (weather permitting), swims (some) and is a professional Noon Baller at Carleton's West Gym.  He follows the Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badger athletics closely.  He also enjoys a good game of cribbage, Ticket to Ride, Sequence or Settlers of Catan.

Christopher Morgan Lead Assistant Coach

This will be Chris’ fifth 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 9th 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 2nd 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 third 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 2016 and has recently added working at the Northfield YMCA as Swim Instructor and Aquatic Coordinator. In Oct 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.  

Anna Gergely

This is Anna’s second year coaching for Northfield Swim Club. Anna is a senior at Carleton College where she is majoring in Political Science and is on track to obtain a teaching license in social studies for grades 5-12. Anna has previously coached at Stanford Nike Swim Camp alongside coaches Greg Meehan, Ted Knapp, and Tracy Slusser for the past three summers. In addition, she coached at Virginia Vale Swim Club during the summer of 2016. Anna swims for Carleton and has 14 years of experience in the sport. In her spare time, she loves traveling, hiking, and reading. She is excited to coach for the Bullsharks this season! 

Emily Culver Assistant Coach

This is Emily’s first 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 second 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.