Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Chris McKinney Head Coach

Chris comes to the Makos program from the Springfield YMCA (SPY) team. Chris began swimming at the age of six for a local summer team in Springfield, and the next year joined the Springfield Y until he was 16. He also swam for Shawnee High School until his graduation in 1990. After high school, Chris joined the United States Navy and served in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a proud veteran whose swimming background stuck with him as he was assigned designated crew for lifeboat deployment. Thank you for your service, Chris!

After returning from his service, Chris began coaching and states that new opportunity was, “Life changing to say the least!” Chris has experience coaching all ages and abilities in club, YMCA, high school, collegiate level and even has produced Olympic Trail qualifiers! Chris believes the best part about being a swim coach is seeing the reaction and smiles when a goal is achieved.

Time outside the pool is spent with family and motorsports- anything with a motor and the ability to go fast is a passion!

Coach Chris is looking forward to working with the swimmers, coaches and parents to make the Makos program the best it can be!

Alex Muni Assistant Coach

Alex is a graduate student at Miami University studying in Sport Leadership with a concentration in coaching. Alex has been coaching for six years, and joined MAKOS during the long course 2017 summer season. Alex has coached and worked with high school coaches during winter training, coached summer league in Cincinnati for four years, and also swims for Miami University’s club swim team and U.S. Masters team. Alex is looking forward to another successful short-course season coaching the silver group.

USA Swimming Foundations of Coaching 101/201 
Concussion in Sports 
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First-Aid
Miami University B.S. Kinesiology and Health - Sport Leadership - Coaching
Miami University Graduate Certificate - Sport Psychology
Miami University M.S. Kinesiology and Health - Sport Leadership

Sarah Clinger Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Terri Shannon Meet Director