Coaches and Directors

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff
Evan Mulliken Head Coach

Office hours: Monday thru Thursday 10am-12pm

Evan has been coaching the Sharks since 2015. He joined the team following tremendous success with the Lakeside Seahawks of Louisville, KY where he served 7 years as an Assistant Coach and Head Site Coach. Coach Evan has a great reputation for educating and developing swimmers. He believes that  success is built from the bottom to the top with patience and progression. He is committed to developing talent and challenging the already talented to become even better.  Evan has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of six. He swam for Saint Xavier High School (KY) and Western Kentucky University.

Dave Johnson Assistant Head Coach

Dave has been a swim coach for more than 40 years and has been with the WTRC Sharks since 2017. Prior to joining the Sharks, Dave was the head swim coach at Urbana University for 7 years.  During his tenure, the team was named's Most Improved Team in NCAA Division II, while Dave was named Appalachian Swimming Conference Men's Coach of the Year.  He was the coach of the Springfield YMCA swim team for 29 years and also served as the coach for both  the Springfield North High School and Springfield High School teams.  In 2002, Dave was inducted into the Springfield City Schools Hall of Fame.  In college, Dave swam for Miami University where he was an NCAA qualifier, Team-Tri Captain, 3-time MAC champion in the 100-yard Breaststroke, a member of the MAC champion 400-yard Medley Relay Team, and recipient of the Bill Mulliken Award.

Nicholas Winters Lead Age Group Coach

Nick was recently hired as a professional coach for the WTRC Sharks swim team in Centerville, and has produced 2 state champions in his private coaching experience. Nick started his swimming career with the Worthington swim club. Nick excelled early on, winning multiple state titles. While attending St. Charles High School in Columbus, Nick trained under former OSU swim club coach Kyle Goodrich. Nick earned All American and state champion titles. His favorite event is the 100 fly. After high school, Nick swam for Indian River State College and was named Swimmer of the Year, winning 7/7 gold medals. As an upperclassman, Nick transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University, an NAIA school, and trained under legendary olympic coach Sam Freas. Nick was a national record holder in the 100 Fly and earned multiple titles, including a Student-Athlete Scholar Award.

Aliya Zimmerman Assistant Coach

Aliya has enjoyed coaching the Sharks since 2019. She first swam at Woodhaven Swim Club, then joined the Sharks at age 9 and continued through high school. Aliya also swam for Centerville High School and now practices with the Sharks Masters group. Currently, Aliya is in her senior year at the University of Dayton studying Mechanical Engineering. In her free time, Aliya enjoys rock climbing and camping.

Megan Matt Assistant Coach

Coach Megan began coaching for the Sharks in 2015. She swam from a young age through her high school years and coached summer swim league, swim lessons, and also coached a local high school team prior to joining the Sharks. Coach Megan focuses on developing our younger swimmers, concentrating on safety and technique while always having fun. “I truly enjoy working with the kids to encourage not only the development of their swimming skills but also a passion for swimming as a sport.” Coach Megan is a mother to two Sharks swimmers. In addition to her work as a coach, Megan has 12 years of experience as a Firefighter/Paramedic and is currently practicing as a Physician’s Assistant.

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