Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Adonis Thomas Head Coach

My name is Adonis Thomas and I am currently a Junior at Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. I am the Captain of NDC’s swimming and diving team (2020 Mountian East Conference Champions). I was born and raised in Oakland, California. I have been swimming for the past 13 years of my life for various clubs in the Bay Area. Over the past several years I have had the privilege to work as an assistant coach for Vista Diablo Swim Club and Oaklantis Swim Club. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to coach for WHO and I am excited to have an amazing summer.  

Rion Larson Assistant Head Coach
Lauren Boxold Assistant Coach
Lauren grew up swimming on Walnut Heights since 2009 and has been a coach since 2019, with previous experience coaching Otter Pups. She will be graduating from University of British Columbia in May with a BS in Applied Biology. Lauren is excited to be back on the pool deck and help swimmers achieve their goals and have fun!
Maddie Martinucci Assistant Coach
Hello WHO Family!! My name is Maddie Martinucci and I am so excited to be on deck this summer! A little background information about me, I graduated from Las Lomas High School in 2019 and I'm currently a rising junior at the University of Maryland double majoring in Secondary Education and History with a Spanish minor, using my passion for coaching as a Swim Instructor at UMD! I have been a member of the Otters community for 10 years, and in that time I have had the pleasure of serving as an Otter Pup coach, Head Otter Pup Coach, Junior Coach, and am now beginning my fourth season as Assistant Coach! I am beyond excited to spend the summer with all of you, it's going to be an incredible season!
Wyatt Moore Assistant Coach

Hey WHO Swim Team! My name is Wyatt Moore and I am currently a Senior at Las Lomas highschool. I have been swimming at WHO for 11 years, ever since I was a 6 and under. Swimming has always been a huge staple during my summers, and there's no better place for anyone to do that other than Walnut Heights. My favorite/specialty strokes are freestyle and backstroke. I am super excited to be a Junior Coach this year, and to help create fun summers for swimmers, as some of our older coaches once did for me. Go WHO and LUTZGONUTZ!

Alexa Kennedy Assistant Coach

Hey team! I am currently a senior at Las Lomas High School and have been swimming at WHO for about 10 years, starting as a 7/8. Swimming is my favorite sport, as well as the best way in my opinion to spend your summer. My favorite stroke is breaststroke, and I have broken a breaststroke record. As a kid I always looked up to my coaches, and I am so excited to now be a junior coach and help young swimmers reach the best of their abilities. The WHO team is an amazing way to make new friends and have fun. This coming season, I will work with our other coaches to make this summer lots of fun and full of spirit! See you all on the pool deck! 

Board of Directors