Coaching Staff
JC Riley Lead Coach

Bison Founder and Lead Coach, JC has a history with championship swimming.  In addition to serving as Lead Coach here at Bison Aquatic Club; he and his wife Kara operate Victory Swim Academy.  JC has served as an Assistant Coach for the four time NAIA National Champion OBU swim team under the mentorship of legendary coach Dr. Sam Freas.  He also led the Deer Creek HS swim team to the 2017 HS Men's State Championship.  As a high school coach, JC was also awarded the COAC conference's Coach of the Year award in 2019 for both his men's and women's team.  He consistenly works with some of the fastest swimmers in the area.  This includes athletes who competed in the 2016 Olympic games and who represent their country on the world stage each year.  Under his direction, Bison swimmers are consistently some of the fastest in the area with many each year qualifying for USAS elite level competition.

JC and his wife Kara have two children (Halee and Ruthie).  JC has many years of experience working with young people as a coach, and as a youth pastor.  He holds certifications as a USA-Swimming coach as well as a certified AAU Swimming coach.

JC's passion is researching instruction and propulsion techniques so that he may help athletes achieve their best athletically, personally and  spiritually.  Both in, and out of the water.


Katy Fry Head Age Group Coach - Edmond
Mahlik Davis Head Senior Coach - Edmond

A graduate of Edmond Santa Fe HS, Mahlik first joined Bison during high school swimmming.  Mahlik attended Henderson State University where he swam before returning home to coach for his former club and alongside his former coach.  Mahlik’s calm, light hearted personality and relational coaching style are noted among athletes and families.  Mahlik has poured himself into technique perfection and takes joy in helping athletes make small adjustments to reach their next level.  Mahlik also serves as a Stroke and Techique Specialist for the Edmond HS swim teams working with the teams from all three schools in the district.

Shannon Grochow Head Site Coach - Lawton
Emily Jones Head Site Coach-Altus
Leslie White Head Site Coach - Ft. Gibson
Corey Grochow Lawton - Assistant Coach