Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Eric Lane Head Coach
Before moving to North Carolina in 2011, Eric Lane was already well recognized in swimming and coaching circles around the country. As a collegiate swimmer at Rutgers and Clemson University, Eric finalled in both the Big East and ACC conference championships, set four collegiate records, and was elected team captain by teammates and coaches; Eric was, himself, a true competitor. He sought to combine his interest in engineering with his passion for optimizing the capabilities of the human anatomy by re-thinking the efficiencies of training regimens both in the water and on dry land. Mobility, strength, power, speed, alignment, durability, focus – all could be combined in innovative ways to improve performance in the pool, and Eric designed programs to do just that. As founder of Volo MultiSport, he combined entrepreneurial talents with pursuit of physical achievement by focusing on the individual and combined components of triathlon for clients ranging from age group to Masters. His emphasis on character building as a critical tool in developing young people addresses the “whole person”, which is so important to achievement.

As Director of Competitive Curriculum and Coaching Development, a member of SwimMAC’s leadership team, and eventually the Acting Head Coach of SwimMAC Carolina, Eric has helped to provide insights, education (for both coaches and parents), accountability, and coaching mentorship for an internationally recognized high performing team. He worked closely with the coaching staff to re-write SwimMAC’s wet-side curriculum that was used club-wide for competitive practice groups, while Volo MultiSport changed the landscape and definition of what dryland and strength training mean to the program.

Eric has designed training protocols and plans for members of the US, Israeli, and Brazilian National Teams, and has traveled around the world with his wife Madison Kennedy, supporting her competitive pursuits at the highest level of the sport.
 
Dave Horton Coaching Staff

 

Dave Horton has an extensive coaching career spanning over 40 years in this great sport. His career includes being Head Coach of several teams in South Carolina and Georgia and in charge of managing coaches, establishing programs, recruiting, budget, and meet management. Coach Dave has coached at the Age Group Level, Senior Level, and at the National Level. He was also twice named S.C. Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year. He has won three S.C. State Championships in the first two years of the teams that he has served as Head Coach.  He has served as the S.C. Age Group Chair, Board of Review Chair and on several S.C. Swimming Coach committees. He has also been Head Coach of the S.C. Zone Team. He has been LSC Camp Director of several S.C. Swimming Distance Camps, and Racing Camps. He has represented S.C. Swimming as a delegate at the USA Swimming National Convention in San Francisco and has attended many Eastern States, and USA Swimming World Clinics all over the U.S. He was also selected as one of the USA National Coaches in 2014 and was invited to the USA Olympic Center along with several Olympic Coaches from the USA and around the world. He has had numerous National Champions, National record holders, National Select Camp Athletes, Numerous Scholastic High School All Americans, National Diversity Camp Athletes, National Open Water Qualifiers, USA Olympic Festival Qualifiers, U.S. Open Qualifiers, USA World Trials Qualifiers, and USA Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and one Olympian.

 “The best thing about being a coach on SCSC is working every day with enthusiastic swimmers who I can inspire, educate , and motivate. My daily goal is to help these athletes to be better individuals in and out of the water. “

Courtney Beauch Coaching Staff

Education:  Georgia Southern University, Social Sciences

                       Concordia University Irvine, Masters in Coaching & Athletic Administration

Joined MPSC: August 2014

Courtney is originally from Woodbine, Georgia, where she started her competitive swimming career at age 6 for the Boomers Swim Club.  She swam year round, eventually earning a college swimming scholarship to Georgia Southern University.  She lettered all 4 years, achieving Academic All American Honors her Junior & Senior years.  She held the school record in the 50 & 100 freestyle until 2015.  After college she moved to Charleston for a short while, before moving cross country to Orange County, California.  She was a grad assistant swim coach at Concordia University Irvine.  In 2014 she moved back to Charleston and joined MPSC.

The best thing about being a SCSC is seeing the kids be proud of all of their accomplishments, whether in or out of the pool.  It’s very rewarding to not only see the kids you coach do great things in practice every day, but to see them come in after school and tell you what great things they achieved at school as well.  I love being able to coach kids not only to be a good athlete, but to be a good person as well.

Laurie Morrin Coaching Staff

SCSC Team Manager

Safe Sport Coordinator for SCSC 

Laurie has been involved in the sport of swimming for the last 25 years in the Charleston area, during most of which she was the Competitive Team Manager for Mount Pleasant Swim Club. On the wet-side, Laurie has taught swim lessons for 22 years, been a lifeguard for 10 years, and coached year-round swim clubs (MPRD and SCSC) for 10 years.

A little bit about Laurie's history in swimming: When a military move took her family to California at age 12, Laurie became a “water rat.” Since then she has been involved with anything water-related: swim team, scuba, water polo, surfing, and water skiing. After moving to South Carolina in 1991, she helped to start a summer league program in her neighborhood, kicking off her career as a swim coach. She married John Morrin in 1986 and both her children were Division 1 swimmers: Danielle and Travis Morrin.

Steve Ercolano Coaching Staff

COACH STEVE ERCOLANO
James Madison University (a really long time ago)
BS in Political Science/Public Administration Minor in Aquatics Management

Steve Ercolano grew up in Northern Virginia and began coaching in 1973 in a local country club summer league. Little did he know this would be the start of a 40 year career of coaching swimming!! He continued to coach various summer league programs throughout his college years as well as managing summer swim clubs. After graduating from JMU he continued working in the Aquatics business and began coaching with the USA swim club Curl Swim Club. He coached age group swimmers and began working with senior level swimmers as well. In the late 1980’s he turned the Curl facility in Tyson’s Corner VA into a franchise, operating a “satellite pool” until fall 2001. He was the Head coach of a facility with 150 swimmers and a staff of four additional coaches.

Steve was a coach at Curl-Burke for 20 years. During his time there he served as a PVS Zone Team Coach in 1985 & 1986, PVS Coaches Rep. from 1988 - 1992, and was also the Senior Swimming Chairman for PVS from 1993 - 1999. Steve was also the USA Swimming Bronze Select Camp Coach in 1992 and was USA Swimming Select Camp Director in 1994. His senior swimmers were consistently at the top of PVS and many qualified for Zones, Jr. Nationals, Sr. nationals and the US Open.

In the fall of 2001 he was offered the opportunity to work with another PVS team, the Potomac Marlins. No longer having to be a business manager as well as a full time coach he was able to focus on coaching and raising his three children. During his time with the Marlins they grew into a team of over 450 swimmers, consistently ranking among the top 5-10 clubs in the LSC. He worked with senior swimmers and then began to focus on a group of 11 -14 year olds. He served as the lead coach of the Potomac marlins largest facility with over 200 swimmers and a staff of seven part time coaches.

Steve is currently certified as an ASCA level 5 swim coach with the American Swim Coaches Association. Throughout the years he has worked with swimmers of all ages and levels of ability. He looks forward to working SCSC-MOCS and hopes his years of experience can contribute to the continued success of the program

Nathan Murray Coaching Staff

I have been swimming competitively for 18 years and coaching for a little over 1. I swam and captained the University of Tennessee swim team from 2016-2020 (go Vols!). I am a very passionate, energetic person; however, what I value most is that I strive to be a ferocious yet humble man of integrity, and I love teaching the younger generation what that means and how to be that in their own lives. I deeply believe in the pursuit of never-ending learning.

My coaching career is young, but it is supported by a very long swimming career. I began coaching with Coach Eric last summer as we developed a group of college swimmers over the summer. Soon after I was the lead coach of a large group of 10 and unders while I assisted essentially every age group and every skill level at my previous team, SwimMAC. Most recently, I was the lead coach for our top group of 11-12's, a developing group of 10 and unders, and a college/ post graduate group of athletes. I attended Southestern Zones as the North Carolina 11-12 boys coach, and I am proud to say that our team won several races, set multiple records, and that our team won.

I draw a lot of inspiration and guidance from my previous coaches, as well as from my own experiences. I am an Olympic Trial qualifier, National finalist, and NCAA championship participant. I was blessed with a fantastic set of coaches growing up – each of them has left an imprint on me in how to compete, how to find my inner voice, how to conduct myself, and how to train like a winner. Most notably, my college coaches, Rich Murphy and Lance Asti, instilled in me a passionate energy, healthy competitiveness, and sage-like wisdom about human movement… I use this experience as my compass in teaching swimmers how to do their best, have fun, and learn something every day.

I began coaching swimming because I love the sport, and frankly because I knew I belonged around water. I quickly discovered that I continue to coach because I love working with young people to help them become their best selves both in and out of the water. My swimming career had many high points and successes… but it also had plenty of low points. My task now is to take the lessons I learned/ still learn and make sure I instill them in those around me. I am most excited about the opportunity to learn infinitely and advance as a team – I think SCSC has the perfect environment for a lot of fun and a lot of fast swimming!

Madison Kennedy Coaching Staff
Board of Directors