New England Swimming
Level 1

Get to Know the Sailfish Coaches

Barb Good Toohey- Head Coach

Toohey was a Varisty Swimmer at Williams College for 4 years and an outstanding NCAA Division III All American in 1982. At Williams College, Toohey was made captain for the Women's NCAA Swimming National Championship team. Moving forward in her swimming career, Toohey ventured into her experience in coaching as a Volunteer Coach and Team Administrator for MASK (Marshfield Area Swim Klub) from 1998 until 2011. She also volunteered her time for the Penguin Special Olympics where she coached various agegroups of swimmers. Toohey was the Marshfiled High School Swim/Dive teams Assistant Coach from 2003 to 2011 and then advanced her role to becoming the Head Coach in 2012 and has maintained that role since. Along with being the Head Coach for Marshfield High, Toohey has also been the Head Coach for the Hanover High School Swim/Dive Team since 2005.

Julie Margolis- Assistant Coach

Margolis is a 1990 graduate from Boston University who began her coaching experience at the South Shore YMCA in 2003 until 2012. At the YMCA, Margolis worked with swimmers of all abilities from learning how to swim, summer recreational swimming, and Advanced Age Group Swimming, where she then became a certified USA swim coach. Margolis gained the recognition of being an American Swim Coaches Associate Level IV certified Coach. From 2009 to 2011, Margolis volunteered at the Penguin Special Olympics as a swim coach for all levels. Margolis has also been the Rockland High Schools Swim/Dive Head Coach since 2010 and still currently holds that title. 

Jessica Laidley- Assistant Coach

Laidley graduated from Keene State College where she swam as a Varisty Swimmer for 4 years. During her time on the Keene State swim team, she helped set the record for the Women's 800 Free Relay at the LEC Championships. In 2010 and 2011, Laidley also became a LEC champion in the 500/1000/1650 yard freestyle. She recieved the NFISDA honors in the 500 and 1650 yard freestyle. Her competitive swimming career began when she was 6 years old where she was a member of SSYS for 11 years. Laidley also swam for Brockton High School and recieved the honor of being named captain of the women's team. Laidley's favorite things include sharks, the color hot pink, swedish fish, and her hamster named Nugget! While continuing her career as a swim coach, Laidley also works for BJs Wholesale Club as a Planning Analyst.

Kendra Doty- Assistant Coach

Doty graduated Magna Cum Laude from Merrimack College where she swam competitively for the DI Women's Team all four years. At Merrimack, Doty was a finalist at the NE-10 Championships in the 50 and 100 yard backstroke. Doty's swimming career began when she was 8 years old where she swam for Kingfish Swimming. She also swam for her highschool, Silver Lake Regional High School, and recieved the honor of being named captain of the women's team. During her time swimming in high school, Doty qualified for the MIAA States in the 100 backstroke. While continuing her career as a coach, Doty currently works as a Kindergarten teacher in Hingham.

Matthew BanksAssistant Coach

Banks graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2018 from the University of New England. In 2021, Banks also graduated from High Point University. He started his swimming career on the Sailfish Swim Team and continued to swim for Hanover High School where he recieved the honor of being made Captain of the men's team. Banks also swam for the DIII Men's Team at the University of New England. From 2017 until 2018, Banks was the head coach for the summer swim team, SHYC. Banks is currently an Urgent Care Physician Assitant while continuing his coaching career.

Catherine Spillane- Assistant Coach

Spillane graduated from Marist College in 2021 and is currently a Master's student in the Integrated Marketing and Communications program at Marist. She earned Dean's List all four years of college. During her time at Marist, Spillane swam for the D1 Womens Team where she recieved the award for MAAC All-Academic swimmer all four years and finished top 5 at the D1 MAAC Championships in the 200 yard Butterfly. She was also a Finalist in the 200 yard butterfly at the ECAC Championships in 2019. Spillane was also a member of the Ladies Empowerment Athletic Program at Marist for 3 years. Before college, Spillane swam for 10 years on the SSYS swim team in Hanover and 1 year on the Weymouth Waves swim team. She was also a member of the Norwell High School swim team and earned the title of captain her senior year. In her free time, Spillane likes to work on her portrait and landscape photography.

Emma Eriksson Broomhead- Assistant Coach

Broomhead graduated from the University of Chicago where she swam DIII for the Women's team. From the ages of 8 to 18, Broomhead swam for the Mass Bay Marlins. Presently, Broomhead is a Masters swimmer at SRF and an enthusiastic ocean swimmer as well. When Broomhead isn't swimming, she enjoys cross-country skiing and running. While continuing her coaching career, Broomhead is a corporate lawyer by day and a proud mother of 3 adorable girls (2 of whom are Sailfish swimmers).

Victoria Fahey

Fahey is a current senior at Scituate High School and will be a rising freshman at Roger Williams University in the Fall of 2022. Fahey has swam for the Scituate High School Sailors swim team for the past 4 years. Fahey's swimming career began when she was just 5 years old and she has now been a USA swimmer for Sailfish for the past 4 years. Fahey was also a recipient of the Sportsmanship Award at Scituate High in 2019. 

Kevin O'Keefe

O'Keefe is currently a senior at Scituate High School and has swam on the Scituate High School Sailors team for the past 4 years. He has been a member of the Sailfish USA team for the past 6 years. Before joining Sailfish, he swam for 11 years on the Scituate Knights of Columbus summer team. In 2019, O'Keefe was a recipient of the Sportsmanship Award at Scituate High School.

Barb Hunt

Mel McLaughlin

Matthew Short

Brenna Roberts