Coaching Staff
Roger Dahlke Head Coach / GPS Varsity Coach

Coach Dahlke is a native of Chattanooga, TN and has been a part of the Chattanooga swimming community since 1976.  Coach Dahlke started in 1995 as an age group coach with Scenic City Aquatic Club (now McCallie/GPS Aquatics), became the McCallie Middle School Coach, and then Head Age group coach.  In 2012 he became Head Coach of the newly renamed McCallie GPS Aquatics and in 2018 took over as Varsity Coach for the GPS Swim Team.

He lives in East Branierd with his amazing wife (Carrie) and two fantastic kids (Christian and Lily Claire).

Stan Corcoran Asst Senior / McCallie Head Coach

Coach Corcoran has been at McCallie over 30 years!  He coached Olympians, State Champions, and champions at all levels of swimming.   Coach Corcoran can also be found teaching learn to swim lessons.  The McCallie High School team consistently ranks as one of the top high school programs in the country.  Coach Corcoran has been named Tennesse High School Coach of the Year and Southeastern Coach of the Year several times.

Caroline Bentley Blue Group Coach

Caroline joined the coaching staff in 2012, and has coached all levels of our age group program. She brings years of coaching experience to our club, working with swimmers of all ages and abilities throughout the Chattanooga area. She has coached in the Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL) for over 15 years. Caroline has been selected to be a Southeastern Swimming Zones Coach for 3 years, and is currently serving as the Southeastern Swimming Age Group Chair. 

Caroline is a graduate of Girls Preparatory, where she was an All-American and TN state finalist, and is a graduate of Bernau University (GA). She is currently in the GPS Athletic Hall of Fame, the Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame and the Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Kendall Southerland Blue Group at McC / GPS MS coach

Kendall joined the McC/GPS coaching staff in 2011, and is currently a Blue Group coach. She brings years of age group coaching to the club, as she has coached the GPS middle school as well as had many years within the Chattanooga Area Swim League (CASL). Kendall has been selected to coach the Southeastern Swimming All-Star Zone team for two years.

She began her swimming career within CASL for Stuart Heights, and during her time she was a 3x High Point winner and Jennifer Fugate nominee. Kendall is a 2004 graduate of GPS, where she was a TN State Championship qualifier and finalist. She was also a Southeastern Swimming qualifier and finalist for McC/GPS (then Scenic City Aquatic Club). During her collegiate years at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) she was a Bluegrass Mtn Conference champion, team captain, taught swim lessons, and coached the school's summer swim camps. 

Kendall loves coaching age group swimmers, because she can help foster their love for swimming, and begin to set and reach goals, in and out of the water. Kendall recently moved to Signal Mountain with her husband.

Katie Sallee Silver Coach at McCallie

Katie started coaching at Colonel Aquatics (now part of Lexington Dolphins) in Richmond, KY.  She also was the head coach for Lafayette High School (Lexington, KY) and Arlington Country Club (Richmond, KY). Currently, she is the Head Coach of Stuart Heights Swim Team (summer league) and coaches Silver Group at McCallie. 

Katie began swimming in Chattanooga for Stuart Heights when she was seven, and then Scenic City Aquatic Club. She is a 2001 graduate of GPS, as well as a State Champion and All-American, focusing on breaststroke and the IM. Katie then continued her swimming career at Transylvania University (KY).

She lives in Ooltewah with her husband John, and two sons Jack and Ben (who swim in senior group and blue group, respectively).

Zane Hamilton Assistant Coach
Zane is a native of Chattanooga and graduate of McCallie School. While at McCallie he played water polo and swam and was on five state championship swimming teams. Zane continued his swimming and academic pursuits at the Johns Hopkins University where he earned All-America and Academic All-America honors as a four year varsity swimmer. 

Zane lives in Ridgeside, TN with his wife and five children. 

Rachel Martin Gray Group Coach

Rachel joined the McC/GPS coaching staff in 2020, and is currently a gray, homeschool, and MSHS coach. Her swimming career began in 2012 with Excel Aquatics out of Brentwood, TN. Here, she gained many years of experience swimming, teaching swimming lessons, coaching her summer swim team (Longview Sea Dragons), and competing for her high school, Columbia Academy. During her time with Excel Aquatics, she was a 4x TN swimming regional qualifier and 3x TN swimming state qualifier. She also obtained numerous high point achievements, was captain of her high school swimming team, and 3x Maury County girls swimming finalist and Academic Award winner. Rachel grew up in middle Tennessee and graduated from Columbia Academy in 2019. She currently attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga pursuing a degree in nursing and helping run the UTC club swimming team.

Russell Lively Assistant Coach
Pierce graduated from the University of Evansville where he competed for 5 years on the Men's Swimming and Diving team. He a Business Management degree as well as a minor in Spanish. He started swimming at seven years old and joined the MCC/GPS team in high school. During those four years, he really enjoyed the welcoming and friendly atmosphere.  Being on the team made him want to come back and contribute to the team that helped him love the sport of swimming! Swimming can be one of the most challenging sports mentally and physically. For this reason, some choose to retire before they reach their full potential. he is coaching because he wants our swimmers to be able to see that they are capable of working hard and having fun while achieving their goals as a student and athlete! He is excited to meet and hopefully help everyone who comes to train with us.
 
Evan Moeller Assistant Coach
Evan has lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life and has been swimming since he was 7 years old. At 11 years old, he started school at McCallie and swam under Coach Roger Dalhke and Coach Stan Corcoran. He was part of the club team until he graduated from McCallie in 2017. He stopped competing, but continued to swim and enjoys fitness. His many years of swimming and guidance under the club coaches helped develop his passion for fitness as he got older. Throughout college, he was a summer league coach for the Catoosa Great White Sharks and is one of the current Gray Group coaches.
 
He recently graduated from UTC with a bachelors’ in Actuarial Science and plans to pursue a career as an Actuary.
Janelle Wagoner Assistant Coach

Janelle Wigal Wagoner(26), originally from Chattanooga, was a member of McCGPS Aquatics regularly participating in the Southeastern SC and LC championships beginning at age nine, as well as a state qualifier and finalist in Swimming, Cross Country and Track & Field for her highschool, until her graduation in 2014. She then signed with intent to swim at the D1 school, Valparaiso University. Janelle also walked on to, and later became the captain of, the Cross Country and Track Teams. She graduated summa cum laude from Valpo in May 2018 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Music. While at Valpo, Janelle was a member of a four year top five Academic All-American team, and was awarded the Missouri Valley Conference "Athletic and Academic Excellence" award for Track, and the "Best At Other Sports" award by her cross-country teammates. She is currently employed as a Substation Protection and Control Engineer at Mesa Associates, Inc. Janelle continues to compete in the sports she loves by training in open-water swimming and triathlons. In whatever free time she can find, Janelle enjoys walking her dog, Mae, and performing with her professional choral ensemble, Chorus Angelorum Chattanooga.

Trevor Wagoner Assistant Coach
 
 
Erin Siemen Assistant Coach

Erin’s swimming career began in 2008 when she joined her local summer league team, the Longview Seadragons, in middle Tennessee. She obtained several high point awards as an age group swimmer. Later on she joined Excel Aquatics and began swimming year round in addition to becoming a co-captain of her high school swim team. Erin is a 4 time regional qualifier and became the first swimmer in her high schools history to qualify for state as a freshman. Erin joined the McCallie/ GPS coaching staff in 2021 and currently coaches the Silver Group. She attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeking a degree in Psychology where she swims and leads the club swim team.

Mikal THURMAN Age Group Coach