Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Emily Melina Head Coach
Emily came to LOSC in 2011. During her time the club has seen tremendous growth. LOSC has more than tripled in size under her guidance and become a dominant club within the State, Region, and Country. Under her leadership, LOSC has swept all state meets for multiple years, broke countless LSC records, and had athletes win Junior Nationals, Sectionals, and Futures.

Emily swam at UCLA and was a four year varsity swimmer.  She was a finalist at the Pac-10 Championships and a member of the All-Academic Pac-10 team multiple years.  Voted Most Inspirational and Hardest Working by her teammates, Emily values character in and out of the pool.  Emily swam for and learned from renowned coaches Cyndi Gallagher (UCLA Women's Head Coach), Greg Meehan (currently the Stanford Women's Head Coach and 2016 Olympic Coach), and Jay Benner (club coach of Olympians Nathan Adrian and Dana Kirk). She has coached swimmers of all levels and developed swimmers into Olympic Trials qualifiers, USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 athletes, multiple National Top 10 Ranked athletes, National Junior Team athletes, and many kids who have gone on to swim in college, graduate, and find success beyond the pool.

Emily is recognized nationally, serving on the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Board of Directors and serving on staffs of the USA Swimming National Select Camp, Zone Select Camp, and National Diversity Select Camp. Recently she served as the Head Coach of the Central Zone Select Camp. She was named Oregon Swimming Senior Coach of the year for 2020-2021 and has won the Oregon Swimming USAS Service Award. Currently serving as General Chair of Oregon Swimming as well as serving on the USA Swimming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion National Council and USA Swimming Club Development Board—Emily believes strongly in giving back to the sport.
Patrick Beasley Associate Head Coach

Patrick returns to LOSC in 2021 as Associate Head Coach.  Starting with LOSC in 2012, Patrick worked with all groups from beginning to national level athletes.  In 2017 Patrick won OSI Age Group Coach of the Year.  In 2018, Patrick returned to Knoxville, TN and began working as Tennessee Aquatic Club (TNAQ) and volunteering with the University of TN womens team.  During this time, Patrick worked with Olympians, Olympic Trials finalists, NCAA Champions and top level age group athletes.  Patrick has an enthusiasm that brings out the best in his athletes.  Patrick swam four years at University of TN and majored in Engineering.  He enjoys crossfit, biking, coffee, and hanging out with this giant dog THOR.

Michael Woodward Head Age Group Coach

Michael comes to LOSC after a year with Chehalem Swim Team.  Prior to CST, Michael served as the Head Senior Coach for the Spokane Waves Aquatic Team where he coached multiple regional, sectional, and national level athletes.  During his time with SWAT, he coached one athlete to a Junior National title as well as a spot on the USA National Junior Team.  Michael brings a huge amount of experience, enthusiasm, and love of the sport.  Michael swam at Whitworth University where he was an All-American, his wife Natalie is the current Head Coach of George Fox University.

Jessie Bohner Head Developmental Coach

Jessie has a love for coaching and helping all athletes appreciate the water.  Bringing years of experience in lessons, age group club coaching and dryland, she has been instrumental to LOSC's growing developmental program and building our 10&U swimming.  Jessie brings an enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion to her work every day.  LOSC's 10&U athletes have repeated outscored all of OSI at the State Championship year in and year out.  Outside of work, Jessie enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, paddleboarding, and hanging out with her dog Breslin.  She is an avid Chicago and Pittsburgh sports fan, as well as Michigan State University (her alma mater).

Keith Rountree Assistant Coach
Alex Nikitin Assistant Senior Coach
Board of Directors
Rick Vail President
Grace Yoon Vice President/Volunteer Director
Lea Sturges Membership Director
Emily Yip Treasurer
Matt Wroblewski Meet Director
Lonnie Sexton Accounts Payable
Sunny Burden Ways and Means Director