Coaches and Officers

We are here to support you!

  • Questions about workouts, meets, events, goal setting, other swimming needs: Contact one of the coaches. 
  • Questions about administration, such as dues, safety, policy issues: Contact one of the officers.
  • Questions about registration: Contact our registration coordinator (listed second)
  • Coaches from Allen/Lovejoy, McKinney, The Colony, Prosper, Richardson/Elite, and Denison are listed below. 
  • To view the coaches at Tyler, Longview, or Fort Worth, please see their websites (links are on the home page).
  • If you do not see your swimmer's coach listed, contact their site coordinator. 
Coaching Staff
Brent Mitchell Head Coach - Metroplex Aquatics

Brent Mitchell coaches the Senior Elite program at Allen/Lovejoy and is the Head Coach and CEO of Metroplex Aquatics.

Education

  • August 1994 BS earned from University of Florida in Exercise Sports Science
  • 2003 Teaching Certification from Collin County Community College in Physical Education and Industrial Technology

Coaching Experience

  • Fall 1994 - Volunteer Assistant Coach for Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Florida
  • Summer 1994 - Head Coach of Gator Swim Club
  • Early 1997 - Senior Head Coach for Swim Atlanta - Collins Hill
  • Early 1998 - Head Coach - ATAC-McKinney
  • Early 1998 - Head Coach - Metroplex Aquatics
  • Mid 2001 - CEO Metroplex Aquatics
  • 2015-16 JR National Team Coach
  • 2017-18 JR National Team Coach
  • 2017-18 National Team Coach
  • 2018-19 JR National Team Coach

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • 1989-1993 University of Florida Swimmer
  • 11-time All-American swimmer at University of Florida
  • 10-time Southeastern Conference Champion while swimming for University of Florida
  • NCAA Champion in 1991
  • U.S. Open Record Holder in 1990
  • U.S. Open Champion in 1990
  • 4-time Southeastern Conference Team Champion as member of University of Florida Swim Team
  • Member of 1989 Short-Course Senior National Team Champions with Dynamo Swim Team in Atlanta Georgia
  • Swam under 6 Olympic Coaches (David Marsh, Donald Gibb, Skip Foster, Chris Martin, Randy Reese, Alex Braunfeld)
  • Finished swimming career in the top 50 all-time swims in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke.
  • Highest finish at summer Senior Nationals 3rd in the 200 Breaststroke; 4th in the 100 Breaststroke
  • Held three University of Florida records and is currently still Top 5 in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke all time
  • Qualified for three Olympic trials in 1988, 92, and 96
Allison Looney Registration Coordinator - Metro

Education

  • BS in Kinesiology and minor in Health from the University of North Texas
  • 2018 MA Educational Leadership

Coaching Experience

  • 2004-2006 North Texas Nadadores Age Group Coach
  • 2006-2011 Lakeside Aquatic Club Age Group Coach
  • 2011-2016 Metroplex Aquatics Head Age Group Coach
  • 2014-2017 Denison High School Head Coach
  • 2018-Present Plano West High School Head Coach

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • Swam at Marcus High School and Lakeside Aquatic Club in Flower Mound, TX

Hyung sun Kim Site Coordinator - Richardson Elite HC

Coach Kim is the site coordinator and Head Coach of Metroplex Aquatics in Richardson

Education

  • BA in Sports Science, Seoul National University, South Korea.
  • Teaching Certification from Seoul National University in Physical Education.

Coaching Experience

  • 1989-1995 - Seoul National University Swim Team and Tennis Team
  • 1992-1994 - Military Service
  • 2002 - Co Head Coach, Dallas Elite Aquatics
  • 2004-Present - Head Coach, Metroplex Aquatics in Richardson
Flip Gammon Head Coach - The Colony
Flip Gammon is the site coordinator and Head Coach of Metroplex Aquatics - The Colony.
 
Education
  • BS in Health Physical Education and Recreation from Oklahoma State University
  • Graduate studies in education, nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry

Coaching Experience

  • Clubs/teams coached
    • Duncanville High School Coach
    • Head Coach for DUST and SWAT
    • Lakeside Aquatic Club Coach
    • 2013-present Metroplex Aquatics
  • District Coach of the Year 20+ times
  • Region Coach of the Year twice
  • TISCA Region II Representative for 4 years
  • His swimmers attained All-American honors 17 times
  • 3 Olympic trial qualifiers, 2 finalists
  • Outstanding female swimmer in the state of Texas 3 times
  • Many TAGS champions, Junior and Senior Nationals qualifers
  • Inducted into the Duncanville ISD Hall of Honor

Swimming Career and Achievements

  • Trinity High School in Euless
    • School record holder in the 100 free
    • All state in junior year
  • Oklahoma State University
Matthew Franks Site Coordinator and Coach - Lovejoy

Matt Franks coaches senior groups at Allen/Lovejoy and is the site coordinator for Lovejoy.

Education

  • BA in psycholoy with a minor in leadership studies from Virginia Military Institute


Coaching Experience

  • 2000-2002 Head Age Group coach / ATAC Swim Team
  • 2002-2015  Asst Head Coach / Metro-Tyler
  • 2002-2015 Head Coach Robert E Lee HS
    • 22 District Championships
    • 20 time District Coach of the Year
    • 3 Regional Championships
    • 3 time Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2015-present Senior Coach /  Metroplex Aquatics-Lovejoy
  • 2015- present Head Coach Lovejoy High School
    • 3 District Championships
    • 3 time District Coach of the Year

Swimming Experience and Achievements

  • 1995-2000 Virginia Military Institute
    • 4 year Letterman
    • All-Conference/ Academic All-conference
Jamie Stults Head AG Coach; Site Coordinator- Allen

Jamie Stults is the Head Age Group Coach and is the site coordinator at the Allen location.

Education

  • 2006-2007 Centenary College of Louisiana 
  • Collin County Community College

Coaching Experience

  • 2008 - Present Metroplex Aquatics

Swimming Experiences and Achievements

  • 1998-2005 City Of Richardson Swim Team 
  • 2003-2006 Allen High School 
  • 2005-2008 Metroplex Aquatics 
  • 2006-2007 Centenary College swimmer 
  • Jr. Nationals Qualifier
  • U.S. Open Qualifier
  • SC Sr. Nationals Qualifier
Nathan Pantalion Site Coordinator and Coach - McKinney

Nathan Pantalion coaches senior groups at McKinney where he is site coordinator.

Education

  • 2016 BS in Computer Science and Communication from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Coaching Experience

  • Summer 2015 COAST Assistant Coach
  • Summer 2015 Coached Metro Camps
  • Spring 2017 – Present Metroplex Aquatics

Swimming Experience and Achievements

  • 2010 - 2013 Allen High School 
  • 2013 Allen Senior Captain 
  • 2010 - 2017 Metroplex Aquatics 
  • 2013 – 2017 UTPB 
  • 2015 – 2017 UTPB Senior and Junior Captain 
  • 2 time record holder at UTPB
  • 8 time UTPB top ten times
Zo Binnon Assistant Coach - Lovejoy

Zo Binnon coaches age group, senior, and masters swimmers at Lovejoy.             

Education

  • Toas High Schol
  • 2003 - 2007 - The University of New Mexico

Coaching Experience

  • 2017-present - Metroplex Aquatics Lovejoy
  • 2013-2017 - Metroplex Aquatics Fort Worth

Swimming Experience and Achievements

  • Age group swimming in North Texas
  • High School swimmer in Taos, NM
  • 2003-2007 - University of New Mexico

                                

Matthew (Jay) Bolinger Assistant Coach - Allen

Matthew Bolinger (Coach Jay) coaches age group swimming at the Allen location.    

Education

  • 2014-2017 University of Utah
  • 2016-present Collin College
  • 2018-present University of Texas at Dallas

Coaching Experience

  • 2018- present Metroplex Aquatics

Swimming Experience and Achievements

  • 2006-2014 Metroplex Aquatics
  • 2014-2016 University of Utah
  • NCAA Division-1 B cut
  • Sr National level cut

 

Collin Lightfoot Assistant Coach - Lovejoy

Collin Lightfoot coaches Masters, senior, and age group swimmers at the Lovejoy location.  He also offers private lessons. 

Education

  • Degree in English Literature and Technical Writing from the University of North Texas
  • Henderson State University

Coaching Experience

  • Metroplex Aquatics

 

Kellee De Guzman Assistant Coach - McKinney

Kellee De Guzman coaches age group and senior swimmers at McKinney

Education

  • University of North Texas - Kinesiology
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Coaching Experience

  • Metroplex Aquatics
  • Assisted in coaching Odessa Aquatic Club as a high school senior

Swimming Experience and Achievements

  • Permian High School
  • Odessa Aquatic Club
  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Events included the 50 free, 100 back, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 200 breaststroke
Trevor Gammon Assistant Coach - The Colony
Alyssa Washerlesky Assistant Coach - McKinney

Alyssa Washerlesky coaches age group swimming at McKinney.

Education

  • McKinney Boyd High School
  • Collin College

Coaching Experience

  • 2018 - present - Metroplex Aquatics
  • Swim Instructor

Swimming Experience and Achivements

  • McKinney Boyd High School Swim Team
  • Lifeguard
Officers
Jennifer Looney President
Melissa Graham Vice President
Allison Hargraves Secretary
Lisa Stults Treasurer
Allison Hargraves Newcomer Information
Laura Lesko Swimmer of the Month Allen Lovejoy
Lisa Heise Swimmer of the Month McKinney
Heather Damico Meet Ribbons Allen Lovejoy
Tamara Pierce Meet Ribbons Allen Lovejoy
Marie Dockter Meet Ribbons McKinney
Chantale Boutin Family File Folders Allen Lovejoy
Marie Dockter Family File Folders McKinney
Kate Armstrong (Arnold) Charity Coordinator
Tania Korman Newcomer Coordinator McKinney
Meredith Robinson Hospitality Chair
Paige Mayfield Concessions Chair
Jane Maxvill Safe Sport Coordinator