Patrick Johnston - Head Coach

Coach Patrick Johnston started swimming under USA swimming at age 13 with the Dublin Community Swim Team (DCST-Ohio).  He swam for St. Charles Preparatory School earning Academic All-American.  He was recruited to swim for Dartmouth College and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology. 

Patrick started his coaching career with DCST upon graduating from college.  After graduating from Capital Law School, he began coaching with Dublin Jerome High School in addition to DCST.  As the lead coach for 9-10’s, the DCST boys won the Ohio Age Group Championship 3 times while the girls placed as high as 2nd.  Patrick's athletes included multiple Ohio Age Group Champion event winners, including a High Point Champion, three Eastern Zone Champions, and a High Point Zone Runner-Up.  With Jerome High School, Coach Patrick had multiple swimmers continue to swim in college, including Indiana University and Ohio State.  Under Coach Patrick's leadership, Jerome had 10 All-American awards, 34 All-Ohio Recipients, two District titles, a State Championship relay, and two State Champion Runner-ups.

Coach Patrick joined the Stingrays family in August 2021

Daniel Harris - Assistant Coach


Kelly Noland - Assistant Coach


Sam Bryson - Assistant Coach

Coach Sam is a Freshman attending the University of Arizona, studying Nursing.  She began swimming with the Stingrays at the age of 10 and swam for both the Stingrays and the Sahuarita High School Mustangs.  Sam enjoys both coaching and teaching swim lessons to new and developing swimmers.  

When she's not on deck, Sam enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, creating art, and woodworking.

Coach Sam joined the Stingrays coaching staff in August 2019.

Shane Clark - Jr Coach

Coach Shane is a junior attending Walden Grove High School. Shane has been with the Stingray Program since he was six years old starting as a swimmer and now helps the next generation of swimmers discover their love for swimming. "I've always wanted to be able to give back to the team that I grew up with. This team has given me some amazing experiences throughout my childhood and I hope to help give that experience to the swimmers on this team!" 

Away from the pool, Coach Shane plays the trumpet in the Red Wolf regiment and in the Walden Grove Band. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking. 


Michelle Malin - Jr Coach

Coach Michelle joined the Stingray's coaching staff in June 2021.