Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Cory Tague Head Coach
Cory Tague is the proud, returning head coach of the Pacific Sands Penguins. He is a career teacher with over 20 years of coaching experience. In 2017 he took the reigns of the program and has grown the team from under 140 swimmers to just under 300.
Cory previously served as a senior coach for the Green Valley Dolphins. During his 7 years with the Dolphins he was a part of a number of SCSC championships. He has served as the Head Varsity Swimming Coach at Edison High School for 5 years and Huntington Beach High School for 3 years. He was named the Orange County Register Swimming Coach of the Year in 2002 and his teams earned multiple Sunset League Championships. He also spent 13 seasons as a Lifeguard with California State Parks.
A summer swim league very similar to the SCSC planted the seeds of Cory's swimming career. He fell in love with swimming during the summer league and it grew into club participation where he competed at both Junior and Senior National competitions. He was a 4 year varsity swimmer at Edison High School and held records in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke that did not survive Tom Shields and Thomas Smith. After high school, Cory was a 17 time collegiate All-American, an individual NCAA champion in the 200 Backstroke, and the captain of a team NCAA championship.  
Cory has been a teacher for over 20 years and currently teaches math and science at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Cory married his college sweetheart and fellow swimmer, Corene. They still swim together whenever they can find the time and coach together for the Penguins. They are the proud parents of Cole, Chloe, and Cai, who have all swam on the Pacific Sands team.  
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