Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Bryan Walls Head Coach

Coach Walls just finished his Twelfth year of coaching. A native of Indiana, Coach Walls has been involved with swimming for nineteen years as an athlete and a coach. A state finalist in cross country, swimming, and track & field Coach Walls went on to compete in all three sports at the University of Indianapolis, a division II institution. Coach Walls transferred to UND in the fall of 1997. Currently an ASCA level Four age group coach, Coach Walls has coached YMCA All Americans, multiple zone and age group state champions as well as several high school state champions. North Dakota coach of the year in the summer of 2002 and spring of 2003 and winter of 2009  Coach Walls has been the head coach of the RRV Wahoos since the fall of 2002. Coach Walls also teaches sixth grade art at Valley Middle School and South Middle School in Grand Forks, ND.

He currently lives in Grand Forks with his wife Sara, son Jackson, and twin daughters Madiline and Reese.

Amanda Werle Head Age Group Coach

Amanda Werle started coaching for the Wahoos in 2014. Originally from Minnesota, Coach Amanda has been involved in aquatics for over sixteen years as an athlete and coach. While in high school, she competed for three years at the MSHSL Swimming and Diving Championships and was voted MVP by teammates her senior year. In 2017, she received her undergraduate degree in kinesiology along with minors in coaching and health. In 2020, she received her Master’s degree in both Early Childhood Special Education and Emotional & Behavioral Disturbances. She is currently an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for the Grand Forks Public Schools. She lives in Grand Forks with her husband, Andrew, and their cat, Lucy. Coach Amanda believes in the dedication and commitment of young swimmers to accomplish above and beyond what they ever thought possible. “Never underestimate anyone, especially yourself.”

Max Zola Age Group Coach

- Psychology Major at UND, class of 2024

- Swam senior year with Wahoos and then the Grand Forks KnightRiders

- Specialized in Backstroke

- Made state in first and only year with the team.

- Favorite quote: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."


Elise Johnson Age Group Coach

Elise is a marketing student at the University of North Dakota planning to graduate in 2023. She started swimming with the Wahoo swim team at 8 years old and completed her racing career at 18 for the Red River Swim & Dive Team. As a sophomore she stepped up to the responsibilities of Team Captain and held that honor until her senior year. Elise was also voted Hardest Worker by her teammates in 2017 and 2018. Specializing in the 50 and 100 freestyle she qualified for state 5 out of her 6 years on the Red River Swim & Dive Team.

Currently she is working towards her bachelor’s degree in marketing and is hoping one day to help local businesses with their social media presence. She was recently inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her GPA and is working hard to maintain that honor.

Favorite quote: The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Liv Olson Volunteer Jr. Coach

Liv has been a part of Wahoo swimming since 2010, swimming every season with the exception of Long Course her first year on the team. She is currently a member of the RRHS Swim & Dive Team, holding the honor of Team Captain for the 2020 season. 

In addition, Liv is currently in her 2nd year as a member of the Board of Directors for North Dakota Swimming, holding the position of Senior Athlete Representative. This is a position elected by the athlete representatives from each team across the state of North Dakota. As a member of the Board of Directors, Liv represented North Dakota as an attendee in the very first WeLead - Summit in Atlanta Georgia in 2019. 

She is currently an athlete representative on the Central Zone sanction panel, and has also held a position on the Central Zone review panel. 

Liv plans to be a part of the swimming world for years to come, hoping to coach through college and graduate school. She graduates from RRHS in 2022, and plans to pursue a career in the medical field, with additional emphasis on pediatrics, sports medicine and nutrition.

Favorite swimming quote: You'd swim faster if there was chocolate cake at the end of the pool! 

Megan Schill Volunteer Jr. Coach
Board of Directors
Amy Whitney Board of Directors / President
Stacy Olson Board of Directors / Vice President
Amber Eberhardt Board of Directors / Treasurer
Rachel Anderson Board of Directors / Secretary
Heather Chatham Board of Directors / Fund Raising
Tal Elseth Board of Directors / Covid Liaison
Jason Uhlir Board of Directors
Madeline Elseth Board of Directors / Athlete Rep
Eric Johnson Strategic Planning Chair
Stacy Olson Athlete & Non-Athlete Registration
Val Hills LSC Representative
Irene Wrenn Officials Chair
Janna Schill Meet Manager
Bryon Hills Meet Manager
Rachel Anderson Meet Manager
Jason Uhlir Safety Chair / Safe Sport Rep
Amber Eberhardt Social Chair
Tracy Uhlir Hospitality Chair
Stacy Olson Web Master
Amber Eberhardt Social Media
Open Position Concessions Chair
Corisa Trapnell Concessions Buyer
Open Position Concessions Assistant
Heather Chatham Apparel