Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Dave McCrary Executive Director/Head Coach

CSP 2005-Present
BSBA degree with a major in Accounting from the University of Arkansas

Ozark Technical Planning Chair
Ozark Senior Coach of the Year - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2019
Central Sectional Long Course Coach of the Year 2002
Coached athletes to: 2021 Olympic Games, Paralympics, Pan American Team, National Junior Team, Olympic Trials, Nationals, and Junior Nationals Champions and Record Holders, Top 16 and Ozark Record Holders and Zone Champions, Sectional Champions and Record Holders, Missouri State High School titles and record holders, National Camps and Zone Camps.
Head Coach Rec-Plex Sharks 1999- 2005 and Assistant Rec-Plex Coach from 1995-1999
Olympic Trial Qualifier in 1988 and 1992,
2 time Collegiate All-American in Division I swimming in 100 yard Backstroke 1988 and 1989,
3 Year Team Captain for University of Arkansas, Top 8 finishes at US Nationals and
US Open Championships, 1985 Junior National Champion 100 Backstroke, and 1985 Missouri State Champion in 200 Free and 100 Backstroke
Married to Cheryl and father of Cameron.

Mark Imig Admin Director/Head Age Group Coach

CSP 1995-Present
B.A. Education University of Missouri-St. Louis
ASCA Member

Coached Swimmers ranked in the Top 10 in USA Swimming, Paralympic American Record Holders, Ozark and Team Record Holders and Zone Champions .

Placed a swimmer on the 2008 US Paralympic Team

USA Swimming Coaching Experience:

Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year 1999, 2004, 2007, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
Ozark Head Zones Coach 2002-2006, 2009, 2014-2019
Ozark Age Group Chair 2003-2007, 2014 - 2019
Ozark Records Chair 2007 - present
Rockwood Swim Club 1991-1995

Married to Lanette Imig and they have a son Eric.

Terry Freerks Executive Director Emeritus

CSP 1968-Present
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology Saint Louis University


CSP Executive Director 1995-2017
CSP Executive Director Emeritus 2017 - Present

Head Coach CSP 1974-1995
ASCA Level 5; Awards of Excellence 1985 & 1989;
Coached Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Senior & Junior National Finalists, Collegiate & Masters All American Swimmer, Age Group & Masters National Record Holder, Olympic Trial, Senior & Junior National Qualifier
2008 Ozark Hall of Fame Inductee for Swimming Accomplishments.

Richard Gentry Head Coach Masters

CSP 2007-Present
MBA, Washington University in St. Louis (1987)
B.A. in Economics, Bucknell University (1980)

The Hotchkiss School (1976)
ASCA Level 5 Masters & Level 3 High School Certified Coach (2007)
Total Immersion Senior Coach/Director of Weekend Workshops (1995-present)
USA Triathlon Level 2 Certified Coach (2007)
Ozark LMSC Masters Coach (1989-present)
Ladue Horton Watkins HS Girls & Boys Swimming & Diving Coach (2005-present)
Downtown Pittsburgh YMCA Masters and Endurefiends Triathlon Club Swimming Coach (1987-1989)
New Haven YMCA Mariners Age Group & National Team Coach (1982-1985)
Stratford YMCA Age Group & National Team Coach (1980-1982)
Yale Swim Club Team Captain (1972-1976) and Team Member (1965-1980)

Lanette Imig Head Coach Junior Varsity

CSP- 1998- Present
B.S. Education University of Missouri-St. Louis  cum laude
ASCA Member

Top 50 Age Group Coaches in USA Swimming 2020-2021
2018-2019 Ozark Developmental Coach of the Year
2015-2016 Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year
2013-2014 Ozark Age Group Coach of the Year
Coached Swimmers Ranked in the Top 10 in USA Swimming, Ozark Record Holders, CSP Record holders, USA Swimming Central Zone Finalists. Age Group Team and Individual winners, female and male, at Ozark A , Ozark Short and Long Course Championships, as well as, 8 and under Championships. 
Former First Grade Teacher-Elementary Education Northwest School District

USA Swimming Coaching Experience incudes:

Head Coach Kirkwood Webster YMCA
Head Coach Mehlville Oakville Swim Team (merged to become FAST)
Started coaching at 18 for Sugar Creek Swim Club, went on to Coach Webster College, Lake of the Woods and the City of Crestwood
Married to Coach Mark Imig and has one son, Eric Witzel.


Chris McCrary Head Varsity Coach

CSP – 2006-2007, 2012-Present
J.D. - University of Missouri School of Law
B.A. Journalism – University of Missouri

USA National Team Member - 2003 Pan American Games
Top 20 in the World in the 50m Freestyle
Olympic Trial Qualifier 2000, 2004,2008
NCAA Division I Championships Qualifier
Top-8 Finalist at S.E.C. Championships, Big 12 Championships, U.S. Nationals and U.S. Open
Junior National Champion and Record Breaker
31-time  Region VIII Sectional Champion
Region VIII Sectional Record Breaker
8-time Missouri State High School Champion
Missouri State High School Record Holder and Breaker

Justin Pasquesi Lead Beginner I and II Coach
Justin grew up swimming for a swim club in Glenview, IL starting around age 8. He
swam on his high school Varisty team for four Years at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL and he
swam four years of Division I college swimming at Saint Louis University. He is currently swimming with the masters group on CSP because he loves swimming and doesn't want to stop!

Justin coached for several years in Chicago during and after college before moving to St Louis. He now works full time as a Software Engineer and coaches the Beginner Groups. He has coached with CSP since 2016 as both an assistant and a lead group coach. He has spent that time doing his best to integrate fun and swimming technique development to foster a love of swimming in his swimmers.
Samuel Stapleton Lead Senior II Coach
Ali Baker Assistant Elite Coach

CSP 2022-Present

B.A. Exercise Science from Wichita State University

ASCA Member - Level 5 Education


Oklahoma Swimming Coach of the Year 2019

Age Group Vice Chair, Oklahoma Swimming 2018-2021

Head Zones Coach, Oklahoma Swimming  2019-2021

Assistant Zones Coach, Oklahoma Swimming 2016-2018

Head Assistant Coach Jenks High School Swim Team 2016-2021 for Boys & Girls teams; Boys State Champions 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021; Girls State Champions 2020, 2021

Head Advanced Coach for Jenks Trojan Swim Club 2010-2021 

Coach for Wichita Aqua Shocks 1998-2002


Married to Seth and parent to Drew, Lane, Kya & Jade

Cynthia Bilchik Assistant Dev and Advanced Stroke Coach
Erin Earley Assistant JV & Senior II Coach
Lindsey Ehret Assistant Masters Coach

CSP 2011-Present
M.A. Education, Secondary Social Studies from Truman State University, 2006
B.A. History from Truman State University, 2004

Member of the Truman Women’s Swim Team from 2000-2004
Social Studies Teacher at Fort Zumwalt West High School 2006-Present
Head Coach for the Boys’ Swim Team at Fort Zumwalt, 2006-Present
Head Coach for the Girls’ Swim Team at Parkway North High School 2006-Present

Cheryl McCrary Office Admin Asst & Co Beginner Coach

CSP 2006-Present
B.A. Communications University of Missouri -St Louis

University of Missouri-St. Louis Swim Team 1990-1994
1991-1995 Head Coach Wedgewood Swim Club
1991-1995 Head Coach Emerson Family YMCA

Stephanie Miller Assistant Masters Coach

CSP 2009-Present
M.S., Biology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2011
B.S., Marine Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2004

Mercer Island Redwoods Masters, Head Coach, 2006-2009
Santa Cruz Masters, Assistant Coach, 2004-2005
UC Santa Cruz Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Teams, Assistant Coach, 2004-2005
UC Santa Cruz Swimming and Diving Team, 2000-2004
6-Time NCAA All-American
Avid Open Water Swimmer

Loren Shelton Assistant Varsity and Masters Coach
Board of Directors
Patricia Theodos President
Sarah Fouke Vice President
Darryl Sagel Treasurer
Alyson Schoedel Secretary
Derek Brown Member
Edward Brown Member
Jason Chumley Member
Nancy Cunneen Member
Leonard Dino Member
Brad Kelley Member
Joe Naber Member