Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Edward Hunte Head Coach

Coach Howard Hunte was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2000 where he swam under the Hall of Fame Coach Jack Nelson (FLST) and Coach Duffy Dillon (FLA).

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Fairmont State University in West Virginia in 2006, and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University in 2008.

Hunte began his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant coach at Fairmont Area Swim Team (FAST) while he was still an undergraduate, and then served as the head coach of FAST in 2006 and 2007. He also worked as an assistant swim coach for the West Virginia Southern Zone Team in 2005 and 2006. While pursuing his Master’s degree at West Virginia University, Hunte was a Strength and Conditioning intern for WVU athletics and worked specifically with their football, rowing and soccer teams.

In 2008, Hunte was announced as the Head Coach for Valparaiso University’s Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams; a Division I program where he served for 9 years. In Hunte’s nine seasons with the VU swim team, his swimmers broke nearly every program record. On the men’s side, 13 of 14 individual event records and all five relay event records were set since the start of the 2008–2009 season. In addition, in his nine years Hunte coached the VU women’s swimmers to twelve new individual and three new relay records.

Amy Suggitt Assistant Coach
John-Martin Schmidt Assistant Coach

John-Martin Schmidt carved out one of the top high school careers in city history as a Hayden swimmer. During his time at Hayden, he won the 5-1A state title in the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle (setting the state record in the 200 freestyle) and the 500-yard freestyle while anchoring two scoring relay teams in the 200 and 400-yard freestyles. Schmidt also swam in college at Missouri University of Science & Technology. Schmidt grew up loving the sport and is now passing along his expertise to TSA athletes.

Jordan Metz Assistant Coach

Jordan learned how to swim when she was 8 years old in her hometown, Emporia, KS and has spent her life in the water ever since. She has been a member of various competitive swim teams including Emporia Aquatic Club, Emporia High School, and Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Jordan has experience in teaching all ages and levels from beginner to advanced. She has coached at the Aberdeen Swim Club, Emporia Aquatic Club, and is currently the boys swim team head coach at Washburn Rural High School.  In her spare time, Jordan enjoys sewing and reading.

Board of Directors
Richard Allen President
Monica Brede Vice-President
Kimberly Hoobler Treasurer
Laura Perkins Marketing Coordinator
Kimberly Garber Business Manager
Dena OBrien Secretary
Marc Schrader Meet Director