Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brad Robbins TTSC Head Coach

Coach Brad joined the TTSC family as the head coach in the fall of 2015. Brad, a Level 4 certified coach with the American Swim Coaches Association (top 8% of certified coaches in the United States), was previously the Aquatics Director and Head Coach for the HOX Swim Team at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, CA, the CEO and Head Coach of the Vacaville Swim team from 2013-2014, and coached for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team in Folsom, California, where he served as the Varsity group coach and Senior group assistant for 5 years from 2008-2013. While coaching with the Marlins, Brad worked with some of Sierra Nevada Swimming’s best swimmers, including multiple Olympic Trials qualifiers, Senior and Junior National qualifiers, Pro Swim Series qualifiers, and Sectional qualifiers. He was honored as ASCA's Age Group Coach of the Year for Sierra Nevada in 2012, and was selected to the USA Swimming National Select Camp staff in 2019.

Brad's coaching career began in 1994, when he started working with summer rec league swimmers for multiple teams in the Sacramento area. He earned a BA with honors in psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2003. From there, he went on to earn a Master's degree in psychology from San Diego State University, where his thesis focused on sport psychology and the motivation of athletes. Before returning to California to coach the Marlins, Brad was the graduate assistant coach for the Ohio State University's men's swim team.

As an athlete, Brad competed in one season of collegiate swimming at Occidental College before an injury forced him to turn to running. His specialty strokes were breaststroke and sprint freestyle. As a track athlete, he was a long sprinter and middle distance runner, competing as a conference finalist in the 200, 400, and 800 meter races. He was also a regional qualifier in cross country.

Away from the pool, Coach Brad loves spending time with his family (his wife Bonnie and daughter Bailey), is an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast, and still enjoys running, as well as other sports, including basketball, softball, and ultimate frisbee. 

Jody Braden Head Age Group Coach

Coach Jody comes to TTSC after 16 years as the head coach of PAC where he grew the team from 110 swimmers to over 200 and grew the staff from 4 to 9.  Over his 16 years at PAC his staff won two Coaches’ Excellence awards from Oregon Swimming, his swimmers won State, Regional, Senior Zone, and Sectional titles and in 2017, Sid Farber won the 50 Free at Summer Junior Nationals.  Two swimmers competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials and three were poised to compete in the 2020 Trials.  Also, three PAC swimmers have won the OSI athlete of the year and collegiate athlete of the year over the past four years. Also, over the years Jody has served on the Oregon Swimming board as senior chair, OSCA president, vice- chair and is currently the past president.

Prior to PAC Jody coached at the Bellevue Club in Bellevue, WA for 12 years where his age group swimmers won many Regional, Zone, and Sectional titles along with Team Age Group Regional and Sectional wins in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s.  One of his age group swimmers went onto break the national high school record in the 100 Breast and another former age group swimmer went onto swim for Canada in the 200 Back the 2004 Olympics.  One of his former 11- year old swimmers still holds the NWAG 200 IM record set in 2000!

Prior to coaching Jody swam for 15 years and was world ranked in the 400 IM.  He won a Pac-10 title in 1991 in the 400 IM and went on to win Silver in the Pan-American Games in Havana, Cuba that summer.  He competed in two Olympic Trials swimming in the 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breast, and 200 Free.  He was inducted into the University of Washington Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Bishop Blanchet High School Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Jody and his wife Debbie live in Vancouver, WA with their dog Cooper.  Their son, Beau,  is a redshirt sophomore football player at the University of Montana and their daughter, Sophie is a freshman at Montana, as well.  Jody enjoys watching sports (live again one day) and the food scene in Vancouver and Portland.

Jared Mendez Junior 1 & Junior 2 Group Coach

Coach Jared joined the TTSC coaching staff in 2019, working first with the Summer Splash program, and then with the youngest swim groups. Jared started swimming with TTSC in 2010 and continued to swim for the club, winning medals at high school states in the 200 and 500 freestyle and traveling with the club sectional team, until his graduation in 2018. He went on to swim division two for a year at Fresno Pacific University, after which he was sidelined by injuries. Away from coaching, Jared enjoys painting, playing games, and spending time with his three Dalmatians.

Alexander Brookes Senior 2 Coach
Board of Directors
Matthew Farris President
Terry Whitehead Treasurer
Heidi Colligan 1st Vice President/Fundraising Chair
Tara Steward 2nd Vice President/Meet Director
Melissa Beadnell-Hutton New Member Coordinator
Geeta Glasser Secretary
C. David Maxey Safe Sport Coordinator
Jackie Purcell Assistant Meet Director
Nancy Buchwald Volunteer Coordinator
Dave Yoerger Social Coordinator