Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Todd Harvey Head Coach

Todd Harvey is currently a sixth grade teacher at Plaza Middle School in the Park Hill School District. He began his swimming career in St. Charles, Illinois; where as an age group swimmer competed at the state and national level.  As a member of the St. Charles Swim Club he competed in six Jr. National Championships from 1991 – 1993 and finished in the top 8 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke three times, while finishing in the top 16 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 400 IM three times.  As a high school swimmer, he was part of two second place team finishes and a state championship team title during his senior year, reaching All-American status in 1992 and 1993.  In 1993, Harvey was selected to the National High School Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Championship meet where he placed 4th in the 100 breaststroke and 8th in the 200 IM. He continued swimming at the University of Iowa placing in the top 16 at the Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championships in the 100 and 200 Breast in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and was a member of the 4th place 400 Medley Relay Squad in 1994.  While at the University of Iowa, Harvey was an 8 time Senior National qualifier.  During his junior and senior seasons, Harvey was named captain by his peers. After finishing his college eligibility he continued as an undergraduate assistant to the University of Iowa Men’s Swimming and Diving team while finishing a degree in sociology.

In 1998, while attending The University of Central Missouri, Harvey started the first boy’s and girl’s swim and dive program in Pleasant Hill, MO. The following year he took over the Park Hill South squad in its second year of existence, where he coached the girl’s program for two years and the boy’s program for 10 years. During his tenure at Park Hill South, Harvey coached four All-Americans, 21 All State athletes, 18 Honorable Mention All-State athletes, one individual state champion (2007), one medley relay state championship (2006), ten consecutive team titles at the Suburban Conference Championships and eight years of finishing in the top twenty at the Missouri High School State Swimming and Diving Championships including a fourth (2006) and fifth (2007) place team finish.  In 2010, Harvey started the Liberty North Swim and Dive program and quickly made progress with the development of his swimmers, sending individuals and relays to the state meet, setting conference records and getting swimmers to swim to the best of their ability.

Coach Harvey is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association and carries a level II certification and is currently working on his level III certification.

Todd is married to Tara and they have two children Tait and Shae.


Danielle Spradlin Gold 2 Lead Coach

Danielle Spradlin is originally from San Antonio, Texas and swam with Alamo Area Aquatics Association for 12 years. She was an Texas All-American, All-State, and team captain of the Judson High School Swim Team. She was apart of various All-Star, Zone, and Zone Select teams. She has competed at Junior Nationals and Nationals in multiple events and relays. In 2011, she received a scholarship from the University of Missouri and made finalsin the Big 12 conference, as well as the SEC conference. She has earned NCAA B cuts in the 400 IM and 200 breastroke. Danielle has been coaching for 3 years and has taught at the Macher's Swim School in Columbia, Missouri. There she taught pre-schoolers and even babies how to swim. Danielle has also coached at Mizzou Swim Camps and with the summer swim team, New Mark Stingrays. She loves the sport and hopes to share her knowledge of swimming with athletes while having fun!

Bryce Kober Gold 1 Lead Coach

Bryce has been swimming since the age of six.  He began swimming on his neighborhood swim team within the Northland Swim Conference, the Coves Crocodiles, where he still holds 9 team reocrds.  At the age of 11 Bryce began swimming competitively on the Northland United Swim Team, which he continued through high school.  Bryce was a 2011 graduate of Park Hill High School and a member of the varsity swim team.  He was a 3 time champion in the 100 Breaststroke and also received individual All-State Honorable Mention Honors All-State Honors on relays for Park Hill.


After high school, during college summer break, Bryce began coaching the Coves Swim Team, where he was the assistant coach for one year and the head coach since 2017.  He was also the 2016 Assistant coach at Rockhurst High School.  


Bryce attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he graduated with a Parks, Recreation and Tourism degree in Natural Resource Recreation Management in 2016. 


Bryce enjoys working with all ages of athletes, emphasizing in fundamentals and proper stroke technique, but most importantly ensuring the sport is a fun experience for all athletes on the club.  


Riley Byrne Silver Lead Coach

Riley has been swimming competitively since he was six years old. He began his swimming career at Old Pike Country Club and continued to swim for the Sharks until the age of 18. At the age of 18 he began coaching for the Sharks and is now in his fourth year there. Aside from swimming at Old Pike he also swam for the Northland United and Blue Wave Swim Teams throughout his swimming career. In high school, Riley swam varsity for four years at Oak Park High School. Riley is a certified Life Guard, Water Safety Instructor and Life Guard Instructor. He is also certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and Coaches Safety Training. He is currently a member of the American Swim Coaches Association and is a Level One swim coach.

Ethan Rose Bronze 1 & 2 Lead Coach

Ethan Rose grew up in Kansas City and started swimming on the Walnut Creek summer team and Tsunami. He went to Park Hill South where he was a 2-time state champion and an All-American. He gained a scholarship to swim at the University of Missouri in Columbia where he was top 8 at Big 12 conference championships. Ethan started coaching in 2008 for the Thousand Oaks summer team and has been with Club North since 2015. 

Michael Gardner Assistant Coach

Steven Gardner has been swimming since the age of six, beginning on the Walnut Creek Swim Team.  Although he initially only swam in the summers, he began to take the sport more seriously upon entering high school at Park Hill South (swimming under coach Todd Harvey for three of his four years).  He qualified for state his sophomore, junior, and senior years (and was awarded All-State honors all three years), specializing in butterfly and freestyle events.  Most notably, in the fall of 2006, as a sophomore, he swam the butterfly leg on the 200 Medley Relay that won state and was awarded All-American honors for the victory.  The team would go on to place fourth at the state meet, it's highest in history.  In his junior and senior years, he was All-State in the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay, as well as placing in the top 16 in the 100 Butterfly.  The team placed fifth and fourth at the meet for his junior and senior years, respectively.

Following graduation, Steven coached for the Walnut Creek Swim Team as well as Northland United while he waited to ship out and join the Navy, where he was in the Nuclear Power program, learning about the operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors on submarines and aircraft carriers.  Upon leaving military service, he returned to the Missouri Valley coaching scene while attending school to finish an engineering degree.  Coach Steven is a firm believer that we are creatures of habit, so we must make good habits in practice (fast turns, tight streamlines) so that in a meet, all attention can be focused on racing and strategy. He is eager to work with the swimmers of Club North, and feels that his most important job as a swim coach isn't just to make kids swim hard, but to make them want to swim hard.

Kim Foxworthy Assistant Age Group Coach

Kim was born and raised in the Northland.  She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Psychology and taught preschool for 15 years.  She has two daughters, Morgan and Ty, who were born in Florida.  Having a pool in the back yard, it was a necessity for the girls to learn to swim.  Both girls began lessons at an early ahe and soon progressed to competing on swim teams.  Kim has taught swim lessons and assisted in coaching recreational and competitive swimmers.  Most recently she assisted with the St. Pius X high school swim teams.  Over the years Kim has learned a lot from the coaches around her and looks forward to learning so much more with CNS!

Chris Harrington Assistant Age Group Coach

Chris Harrington has been swimming all of his life. He started at the age of 6, and has kept at it ever since. He has swum at various levels of teams, including: summer age-group, year round competitive, and high school teams. At the age of 16, Chris shifted his focus from inside the water to the pool deck. He began to volunteer with the 8 and under swimmers at Old Pike Country Club, and was signed on as an official member of the coaching staff at the age of 18. Chris is certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, deck safety, lifeguarding (as well as a guard instructor). He has recently joined the American Swim Coaches Association, and is a Level 1 ASCA member.

Nathan Long Assistant Age Group Coach
Jessica Adams Assistant Age Group Coach

Jessa has been swimming competitively since she was seven, and loves all things water related. She swam for the Liberty Storm Swim Team until age fifteen then the Clayview Cahunas.  She joined Club North her sophomore year of high school.

Jessa was a four year varsity swimmer for Liberty North High School and received all conference honors in the 50Y Freestyle and 100Y Breaststroke along with the 200Y medley relay, 200Y freestyle relay, and 400Y freestyle relay. Her junior and senior year, she competed at the MSHAA State Swim Meet in the 200Y freestyle relay and 200Y medley relay (butterfly (2012), breaststroke (2013)). She still holds LNHS records in the 100Y breaststroke, 200Y medley relay, and 200Y freestyle relay.

In 2013, Jessa became an assistant coach for the Clayview Cahunas and has taught private swim lessons for three years. Jessa is lifeguard, CPR, and Level 1 coaching certified. Jessa loves working with kids and sharing her love for swimming. She believes in the importance of teaching good sportsmanship along with proper technique to develop a well-rounded athlete. Above anything else, Jessa wants to make the sport of swimming fun and something kids look forward to participating in each day.  Jessa currently attends William Jewell College and is a member of the swim team there. She is currently majoring in math and education and plans to purse teaching math at the high school level and coaching after college.

Breanna Brown Assistant Age Group Coach

Breanna has been swimming competitively since she was 7 years old. She began swimming with the Brooktree Barracudas and Blue Wave swim team and continued there until she was 18. Breanna was a four year varsity swimmer for Winnetonka High School and competed at the MSHHA State Swim meet all four years in the 200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Medley Relay, and the 200 Free Relay. She was named captain her junior and senior year and currently holds 5 records. After high school, Breanna went on to swim at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 4 years while studying Exercise Science. She is currently attending the UMKC nursing program. 

In 2013, Breanna began coaching for Brooktree as an assistant and made her way up to head coach in the following years. She began coaching for Club North in October 2018. Breanna has taught swimming lessons since 2012 and loves being able to teach other kids the sport that she loves. 

Anthony Ray Assistant Age Group Coach
Bryan Hahn Assistant Age Group Coach

Bryan was raised in Topeka, Kansas and swam for Topeka Swim Association. He attended Washburn Rural High School and was a 4 Year Varsity Letter winner for the Jr. Blues, as well as State Champion in the 200 Medley Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay, and 100 Breast Stroke. Bryan was also an Academic All American, and Athletic All American in the 100 Breast Stroke.

After high school he attended and swam for Eastern Michigan University for one year, during his season he posted the 4 th fastest hundred breaststroke time by a freshman in school history.  He transfered to William Jewell College for his remaining college elligibility. There he set records in the 50, and 100 Breaststroke, and the 200 and 400 medley relays.  Bryan will graduate in May 2019 with degrees in Business Administration and Critical thought, and minors in Biology and Chemistry.

Bryan Started coaching for Club North in 2018. He loves the sport of swimming because it teaches dedication through hard work, it is extremely competitive and a fun sport, and it is a great overall exercise!

Suzanne Defabio Assistant Age Group Coach

Elise was a competitive swimmer for 15 years. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a degree in Recreation Administration and Tourism Management. She has coached summer swim league and club swimming since 2014. She swam with Club North for 4 years, as well as in college for 4 years. In high school she was a top 8 finisher in the 100 back her junior and senior year. During her 4 years of swimming in college she qualified for nationals on the 200/400 medley relay and was an all conference finisher in the 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 200IM. Elise enjoys sharing the sport she grew up with and can’t wait to see what Club North accomplishes as a team. 

Board of Directors
Ryan Huyser President
Jamie Dawson General Membership
Andy Riggs Treasurer
Doug Wager Vice President
Bethany Teeter Secretary
Dawn Holt Tech
Laura Noll Spirit Wear