Coaching Staff:

Roderick Speed

Head Coach Roderick Speed was raised in East Cleveland, Ohio and attended Shaw High School and was a member of the swim team. He later attended Cleveland State University where he obtained a psychology degree. He began coaching swimming at The Cleveland Skating Club in 2002. While he was there, he developed The Skating Club’s program into a robust program, often resulting in high level swimmers. He also spent time at Laurel School and University Swim Club as Head Swim Coach and Head Age Group Coach for 3 years, respectively. Lastly, Roderick spent 8 years as a Swim Coach for the nationally recognized Lake Erie Silver Dolphin Swim Team. As a LESD Coach, Roderick has held several coaching positions, most recently Head Site Swim Coach at Hathaway Brown School. Roderick is in his 5th year as the Hathaway Brown Head Varsity Swim Coach where in 2018, he led the Blazers to a State Runner Up finish, which is the highest in school history. Roderick resides in University Heights with his wife Antoinette and daughters Elle and Averie. He is looking forward to taking the Blazing Barracudas to new heights!

Stacey Aroney

Stacey Aroney is the Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Aquatics at Hathaway Brown. She teaches swimming within physical education classes for grades Kindergarten through Seventh and is the varsity assistant coach for Hathaway Brown. Stacey is the Blazing Barracudas administrator and primarily coaches the Developmental groups laying the foundation for competitive swimming. After graduating from Ashland University, Stacey interned at Cleveland State University as the Aquatics Intern working with the recreation center and athletic department. During her time at Cleveland State, Stacey assisted in scheduling and running USA Swimming meets. After working at CSU, Stacey worked at the YMCA of Greater Cleveland as the Regional Aquatics Director and then found her home at Hathaway Brown. Stacey is a American Swim Coaches Association Level 2 coach and Level 1 Disability coach who has coached for the French Creek Marlins, CLE Swim, and Lake Erie Silver Dolphins in the past. She is also an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer; training lifeguards, swim instructors, babysitters, and those who are in need of CPR. 

Eddis Singleton

Eddis Singleton is a product of all that Northeast Ohio Swimming has to offer.  He was born and raised in East Cleveland, Ohio where he was a member of the Shaw High Swim Team.  He became a 2x state qualifier and District Champion.  His success there presented him with an opportunity to swim on a collegiate level as he was recruited by and swim for Coach Lavery at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.  At this small D3 institution he became a 3x national champion, 4x conference champion and a school record holder. As a post-grad collegiate athlete he continued swimming in the Greater Cleveland area before pursuing a spot on 2008 and 2012 Olympic Teams.  Representing Swim MAC out of Charlotte, NC he competed in the 2008 US OPEN as well as the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials. 

 

Grace Hutchinson

 

Jacob Ranta