Club North Coaches and Directors

CNS Coaching Staff
Nate Long Head Coach

Nate grew up in the northland attending the North Kansas City School District.  After graduating from Winnetonka, Nate attended the University of Central Missori and graduated with a degree in social studies education.  Nate has been teaching at Kearney High School since 2014 working as a Special Education and Social Studies Teacher. Nate and his wife Kaitlyn have 1 son, Hudson. 

Nate started swimming in the Northland Swim Conference and has been part of the league for 20 years as both a swimmer and coach.  During college, Nate coached the St. Pius X High School swim teams and had multiple all-state honorable mention relays as well as an all-state swimmer.  Nate then took a job in Kearney as their head swimming coach and led the team to two 4th place and one 2nd place finishes at the MSHSAA State Swim Meet, in seven years. He coached 3 individual state champions, 2 state championship relay teams, and many all-state athletes while at Kearney.

As a swimmer, Nate was a 100 and 200 freestyle, while also specializing in the 100 and 200 backstroke.  While Nate enjoys coaching all four strokes, nothing is as much fun as pushing and encouraging swimmers through a tough set. Nate has been coaching swimming since 2008 and has been with Club North since 2011. Nate enjoys working with all ages of swimmers and finds nothing more enjoyable than swimmers hitting their goal times and working through tough practices.

Riley Byrne Assistant Age Group Coach

Riley was born and raised in the Northland. He graduated from Oak Park High School in 2009. Atfer high school he attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a minor in Mass Media Production. After college Riley opened Squid Prints/Swim, a printing and swim supply store which he ran for 7 years until he began his teaching career. He is currently a 6th grade teacher at Eastgate 6th Grade Center in the north Kansas City School District.

Riley has been coaching swimming since 2007 and has been with Club North since it was started in 2011. He has also coached other club, school, and summer teams as well depending on the season. These teams include MSA in Springfield, Old Pike Country Club and the NKC Middle School swim program. While growing up, Riley swam for the Old Pike Sharks every summer and for Oak Park High School during the school year. Over the years, he swam for Northland United Swim Team and Blue Wave Swim Team. His favorite stroke to swim is breaststroke and his favorite race was the 100 breaststroke.

When it comes to coaching swimming, Riley believes that every child should learn how to swim; it is one of the necessary skills for life and it is a life-long sport. He loves to coach swimmers who may have had little experience but have a great drive to learn. Watching these kind of swimmers grow and improve is always so much fun. His philosophy for coaching is that it can be hard and challenging at times, but it is important to relax and have some fun sometimes as well to keep everyone invigorated and energized.

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 age and soon progressed to competing on swim teams.  Kim has taught swim lessons and coached recreational, competitive, and high school swimmers.  Kim started with CNS in August 2014. In addition to working with the young swimmers to develop their strokes, Kim wants to instill a love of swimming and to ensure that the swimmers have fun.

Ty Foxworthy Assistant Age Group Coach
Adam Hall Assistant Age Group Coach
Ariel Jones Assistant Age Group Coach
Bryce Kober Assistant 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.

Connor Morris Assistant Age Group Coach
Allison Garrett Assistant Age Group Coach
CNS Board of Directors
Shawn Graybill President
Andy Riggs Vice President
Jamie Jensen Membership
Amanda Lynch Secretary
Jamie Dawson Spirit Wear/Club Travel
Amy Brown Treasurer