Village Green Swim Team Coaches

Sarah Fortney Head Coach

Sarah (McCall) Fortney swam for 11 years with Pilot Aquatic Club (now Tennessee Aquatics).  In her time with Pilot, she was a senior national qualifier in 4 events and a 6-time Tennessee State High School Champion (Bearden).  Sarah went on to swim for the University of Tennessee from 2005-2009 where she was a 400 IM and 200 Breaststroke specialist.  In 2009, Sarah was named "Miss Tennessee", awarded to a student-athlete for success in academics, athletics, and service in the community.  Sarah currently serves on the University of Tennessee Lettermen's Board.  Sarah has coached for the past 16 summers with GKAISA.  She coached at Bearden High School from 2009-2013, and she served as the Outreach Coordinator for Tennessee Aquatics teaching learn-to-swim for children with special needs and serving inner city youth through a partnership with the Emerald Youth Foundation from 2013-2016.  This will be Sarah's 11th summer with the Village Green Gators.  Sarah currently works as an elementary Speech-Language Pathologist and is employed with Knox County Schools.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Reach Them to Teach Them, a non-profit devoted to inspiring educators.  Sarah is married to former Vol swimmer, Stephen Fortney, and has one little boy, Graham.  She enjoys running, hanging out with friends and family, and of course dancing!  She is looking forward to another fabulous summer!

Corey Olson Assistant Coach

Corey is excited to return for her seventh year as a Village Green Gator coach! Corey started swimming year round in the first grade with her club swim team, J-Hawk Aquatic Club in Whitewater, Wisconsin. She continued to swim year round for 11 years. From 2007-2012 Corey attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she swam collegiately. Corey’s coaching career began 13 years ago in Wisconsin where she coached USA swim teams, YMCA and high school swim teams. Here in Knoxville, Corey previously coached with West High School from 2014-2016 and and has been the Head Coach of the Farragut Middle School Swim Team since 2017. Corey also serves on the Knoxville Interscholastic Swim League (KISL) board since 2017. Corey has trained swimmers ages 5 to 20 years old, two Olympic trial athletes, coached several swim clinics, and taught over 200 children to swim either through individual lessons or learn-to-swim programs. In 2015 Corey graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Masters Degree in Social Work. In addition to coaching Corey works full time as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist at the Vine School Health Center. Corey and her husband welcomed their daughter, Marci Jean, into the world just a year ago, and Corey can't wait to share all her favorite things about Village Green summers with her baby girl!

Jessie Stephens Assistant Coach

Jessie is really excited to be spending her seventh summer as a Village Green Gator Coach! Jessie was a GKAISA swimmer growing up, and she always loved being a part of a swim team. Jessie was a high school standout soccer player at Farragut High School where she was named All-State, All-KIL, All-Region, and All-District. Jessie continued her soccer career playing collegiately for Carson Newman University as a defender from 2006-2010. Jessie currently is in her 9th year of teaching first grade and is at Farragut Primary School. Jessie is currently coaching soccer at Hardin Valley.  She is really looking forward to a fun and exciting summer here at Village Green!

Josh Lucheon Assistant Coach

Coach Josh will be with us at meets and most Fridays this year!  This year will be his tenth year coaching at VG after swimming at Village Green for 2 years. As a swimmer, Josh broke 3 city meet records at VG, was a high school state qualifier at Knoxville Catholic, and a NCAA D3 Honorable Mention All-American at Carnegie Mellon University. He graduated 7 years ago from CMU with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and works in Oak Ridge at Y-12. He also is an assistant swim coach with Knoxville Catholic High School. Josh enjoys backstroke, working out, golfing, watching sports, and food. Go Gators Go!

Kamila Nosarzewski Assistant Coach

Kamila Nosarzewski swam 5 years for Village Green while also swimming for Tennessee Aquatics.  Kamila was a letterman all four years for Knoxville Catholic Swim Team and was also the Captain of the team her senior year. Kamila graduated in May from University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Sports Management  . She was the 2017 recipient of the Tom Schumann Scholarship award at the GKAISA City Meet. She has competed with both USA swimming and Para-swimming for 5 years now and plans on continuing to train as she has the goal of making the US Paralympics team. She represented the Southeastern Zone at the Zone Championships in 2016 and 2017. Kamila also competed in the Paralympics World Trials where she represented the USA. Kamila worked alongside Sarah Fortney teaching learn-to-swim for children with special needs serving inner city youth through a partnership with the Emerald Youth Foundation from 2013-2016. She is currently coaching for Tennessee Aquatics as a foundations coach for the stroke and technique swim clinics at the YMCA. She also works at the Allan Jones Aquatics Center as an Events Coordinator. Kamila has always had VG close to her heart and cannot wait for this summer with the kids!

Abby Severns Assistant Coach

Abby Severns swam for Village Green for 12 years, and she also swam for Farragut High School.  She placed first overall in the 50 freestyle two years in a row, and made it to City Finals every year that she swam.  Abby also was a rower for Atomic Rowing in Oak Ridge and was captain of the team her senior year.  She is currently a student at the University of Tennessee and enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and the outdoors.  Abby is so excited about coaching for Village Green this third summer!

Grayson Clower Assistant Coach
Grayson was a Village Green Gator swimmer for 11 seasons and is thrilled to return for his 2nd year as an Assistant Coach! In 2019 Grayson helped Coach Corey, as an assistant coach, lead the Farragut Middle School Swim & Dive Team to their 2nd City Championship. Besides swimming for VG, Grayson also swam 6 seasons for Farragut High School where he was a 3 year letterman, state qualifier, Co-Captain, and named Academic All-American in Swimming. Grayson was also a recipient of the Bill Lauer Service Award Scholarship through GKAISA. Grayson is currently a rising junior at The University of Tennessee, majoring in Neuroscience. Besides swimming, Grayson enjoys hiking, rock climbing, white water kayaking, and being a die hard Vol Fan! Grayson’s favorite strokes are freestyle and breaststroke! GO GATORS GO!!
Julian Nosarzewski Assistant Coach

This will be Julian’s first year as a coach for Village Green. Julian was a Village Green swimmer for 7 years, during which he won a first place in the 50 Breaststroke and made it to City Meet finals each year he swam. He also swam at Farragut and Knoxville Catholic High Schools, where he was a letterman for two years at both schools. Julian was a swimmer for the Knoxville area swim teams Prime and Tennessee Aquatics, where he went to multiple national swimming events. He swam internationally in Brazil and Poland and is now studying at the University of Tennessee, majoring in Geology and minoring in Portuguese. Other than swimming,  Julian is an avid skier and is currently on the sailing team at his university. Julian has a love for Village Green and can’t wait to give back to the team that he loves.

Sam Melhorn Assistant Coach

This will be Sam Melhorn’s first year as a coach for Village Green. Sam swam 9 years for Village Green where he was a City Meet champion and multiple time finalist. Sam also swam for 8 years at Tennessee Aquatics and specialized in breaststroke and IM. Sam is a recent graduate of Hendrix college where he double majored in Physics and Music. He also swam competitively at Hendrix College where he holds 9 school records and was a conference champion. He was also the team captain his senior year. In his free time Sam enjoys playing disc golf, making music, and hanging out with his two cats Fred and Frank.