Coaches and Directors

Coaching Team
Natoshia Zeller Head Coach

Coach Tosh is originally from York, Pennsylvania and moved to Ocean Pines a few years ago.  She started swimming at the age of 4 and began competitively swimming at age 6.   After 2 years of swimming for the York YWCA swim team, she switched to the York YMCA to swim year round.  She continued swimming at the York YMCA for the next 10 years.  Tosh also swam for her high school team, where she qualified for districts and states.  While there, she set a high school record with her teammates for the 400 free relay.  Her favorite events were the 100 butterfly, 200 IM, and 500 Free.  Tosh received a scholarship to swim at Kutztown University, but unfortunately due to an injury, her swimming career ended her first year. 

She went on to Culinary Arts School and graduated with a Culinary Arts Degree.  After being a chef for many years, she recently made the decision to stay home with her 2 year old daughter. 

Coach Tosh believes that swimming played an important role in her life.  She learned how discipline, dignity, and determination can make you successful.  There were a few coaches over the years that really made an impact on her, and helped her become who she is today.  Tosh hopes she can do the same for the swimmers on the Ocean Pines Swim Team!

Kim Wanner Assistant Coach

Coach Kim started swimming at the age of 3 and competitively at 4. She spent her swimming career at Wilmington Aquatic Club under Hall of Fame Coach Bob Mattson. She represented the Mid-Atlantic LSC at Eastern Zone meets, was a Jr. & Sr. National Qualifier, US Open Qualifier and competed at meets across the country. She was an IMer and breaststroker. Kim has spent many years teaching swim lessons, coaching at WAC, and most recently coaching at MDY. Kim’s coaching philosophy is rooted in her passion for mechanics and the science behind swimming. You’ll hear Kim on deck adjusting strokes and providing constant reminders to facilitate self-correction. She will be OPST’s biggest cheerleader and be just as loud at competitions as she is during practices!

Danielle Pappas Assistant Coach

Coach Danielle started swimming when she was 5 years old. She swam for the Andover Tigers in Linthicum, Maryland during each summer between the ages of 5-18. She became involved with year-round swimming when she was 10 years old, starting her year-round swimming career with GBSA before switching to SPRC Stingrays. She began coaching as an assistant at Andover at the age of 14 and continued coaching for 5 summers. Once she graduated from high school, she continued her education at Salisbury University where she swam on the SU Women’s Swim Team for 2 years. Although she broke a handful of records and was nominated as the MVP during both seasons, she made the difficult decision to give up swimming after her sophomore year due to a persistent back injury. Her favorite events were 100 Breaststroke and 50 Freestyle!

Danielle graduated from Salisbury University in 2014 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology.  She also graduated from Walden University in the Spring of 2020 after completing her Master’s Degree in K-5 Reading and Math Education. Because she has always had a passion for teaching and working with kids who are eager to learn, she jumped back into coaching with the goal to instill the same love of swimming that she has always had in the next generation of swimmers!

Jake Blazer Assistant Coach

Coach Jake joined the Ocean Pines Swim Team when he was five years old, and always looked forward to summers as a part of the team. He swam every summer until he graduated from high school.  The inaugural year of the Stephen Decatur High School swim team was Coach Jake’s freshman year and he swam high school through his junior year. He continued his education at Salisbury University and was a member of the SU swim team. All four years of his collegiate career he made the All – Conference team and his favorite events were freestyle and breaststroke.

Coach Jake moved back to the area in 2020 to work for Tidal Health as an Application Systems Analyst. He is excited to re-join OPST as a Coach and hopes to help the team enjoy this program as much as he did!

Hunter Grunewald Assistant Coach

Coach Hunter joined OPST at when he was 9 years old, and always loved coming back each summer to swim for the team. He swam every summer until he graduated high school in 2020. Coach Hunter swam for two high school teams; Stephen Decatur his freshman and sophomore years and Delmarva Christian his junior and senior years, mostly  swimming backstroke and freestyle events. He is currently an Elementary Education major at Delaware Technical Community College and very excited to be back with OPST as a coach.

Board of Directors
Greer Groves President
John Bauer Vice President
Jennifer David Secretary
Kelly Raab Acting Treasurer/Volunteer Coordinator
Natoshia Zeller Head Coach
Joy Fink Team Administrator