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Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Shaynah Jerrell Head Coach/CEO, Lead - Senior 1

Shaynah began swimming at the age of 12 and continued to swim at the club level in college and enjoyed masters swimming after college.  She became the Head Coach at ATOM in 2012 after being the Head Age Group coach at ATOM for 7 years.  Prior to coaching at ATOM, Shaynah was an Assistant Senior Coach at Chapel Hill YMCA.  She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a masters degree in secondary education and also taught high school social studies in Gaston County for 6 years before becoming a full time swim coach.  Shaynah has coached Olympic Trial Qualifiers, NCAA athletes, Junior National and U.S. Open qualifiers, and State and Sectional Champions throughout her coaching career.  She is passionate about teaching life skills through swimming and providing an environment that meets the needs of each individual swimmer.

Stephanie Toth Head Age Group Coach, Lead - Blue 1&2

Stephanie has over 20 years of coaching experience and is familiar with North Carolina Swimming having coached at High Point Swim Club, Swim MAC and NCAC in Chapel Hill.  She has coached swimmers at all levels of the sport including numerous state, sectional and zone champions as well as record holders at each of those levels.  She has also coached swimmers to the Junior National level and several USA top 10 swimmers.  Coach Stephanie also adds a wealth of experience with developing curriculum for swimmers to help them smoothly transition from one group to the next, as well as an attention to detail and strong technical foundation. 

Doug Miller Lead Coach - Senior 2, Black

Doug grew up swimming his hometown of North Wales, Pa. - a suburb of Philadelphia - and never stopped. He competed at North Penn High School, where he was a captain his senior year. He went on to swim at Division 1 University of Delaware for four years, where his team won the East Coast Conference Championship. Doug has coached a spectrum of athletes, from youth to high school, post-grad and masters swimmers. Through his coaching at Miller Swimming he coaches nationally ranked amateur and professional triathletes as well. Doug continues to compete in open water and masters events. He was the first person ever to swim the 28-mile distance of the Catawba River from Mt. Holly to Ft. Mill in 2018 and has consistently won or finished atop the field in national events. He is a student of the sport and is dedicated to helping athletes reach their potential. He lives in Ballantyne with wife Debra, an administrator at Nation Ford H.S. in Ft. Mill, S.C. Their daughter, Evan, graduated from Ardrey Kell High School in 2020 and attends UNC-Wilmington, where she is a member of the basketball team

Pierce Bradshaw Lead Coach Pre Senior 1 & 2

Pierce Bradshaw has been an active member in the Charlotte swimming community for nearly 20 years. Throughout his swimming career, Pierce competed in four Junior National Championships, two Open Water National Championships, achieved several top 3 State Championship finishes, and was captain of the Providence High School swim team. In 2014, Pierce was selected to represent the United States at the FINA Open Water World Championships, and continued swimming at the Division One level with West Virginia University and later transfering to swim for East Carolina University. He graduated from ECU with a degree in Health Fitness.  Pierce began coaching at a young age in the Charlotte area. His year round coaching experience started out in Eastern North Carolina with the Riptides where he was the Lead Dryland Coach and Head Age Group Coach. From there, Pierce moved back to Charlotte and became Head Coach at New South Swimming where he grew the team from 10 to over 80 swimmers.  During his four years at NSS, Pierce not only grew the program, but he also quickly produced several State and Sectional qualifiers and finalists. Pierce is excited to apply his Health Fitness education and coaching experience at ATOM and is looking forward to being a part of ATOM Nation!

Erica Kappert Lead Coach - Purple

Erica grew up in Stafford, Virginia where she started swimming at the age of seven. She continued swimming through college at Radford University where she served as Captain her Senior year. After graduation Erica moved to Charlotte to work in marketing and shortly after realized how much she missed being involved in swimming. Erica began with ATOM in 2016 as the ATOMites coach and became the lead Purple Group coach in 2017. Erica enjoys teaching our youngest swimmers the foundations of competitive swimming and watching  them find a passion for the sport of swimming. 

Meaghan Holloway Assistant 10 & under coach

Meaghan grew up in Yorktown, VA where she started swimming at the age of 10 years old.  Through her swimming she achieved state titles and performed on the Jr and Sr National level. She received a scholarship to swim at Virginia Tech where she was captain for her final 2 years. After graduation she pursued her Master’s degree at a neighboring college, Radford University. She assistant coached for their D1 Women’s program until the program was cut from the school. Throughout her career she has coached summer league, assisted with club and college coaching, and has coached the masters level.  Meaghan moved to Charlotte in June of this year for a job with Carolina’s Healthcare System and wanted to stay involved in the swimming/coaching world. “I love using my career and knowledge of what I have learned from the sport to help others achieve their goals. Swimming has been a part of my life more than it has not and I’m not ready to separate from it now.”

Carol Ann Hoff Lead Pre Team Coach

Coach Carol Ann comes to ATOM with years of swim lesson, coaching, and aquatic experience.  Most recently she has been the Swim School Director at Swim MAC and an Assistant Coach at United Faith Christian Academy.  Carol Ann has dedicated a majority of her life to helping adults and children build their confidence in the water.

Sophia Perez Assistant Coach

Sophie began swimming at a young age and continued her swimming career at Duquesne University where she swam butterfly, backstroke, and IM events.  Sophie recently moved to Charlotte as a kindergarten teach and a member of Teach for America.  She is excited to work with young swimmers and teach them a love for the sport and help build the foundation to help them be successful long term in and out of the pool.

Olivia Style Assistant Age Group Coach
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