Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mike Witt Head Coach
Education:
  • Bachelor Degree in Chemistry with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1990)
Professional Experience:
  • 30+ years of coaching experience including: Red Cross Learn to Swim, age group, middle school, high school ,and Masters swimming
  • Longhorn Swim Camp Counselor/Coach (1989)
  • Volunteer assistant for the University of Texas Women's Swimming (1990)
  • Volunteer assistant at James Madison University (1996-1998)
  • 25+ years of working and managing in FDA Approved Laboratories
Accomplishments:
  • Nebraska Coaches Assoc. High School Swim Coach of the Year (2018)
  • Midwestern Swimming Senior Coach of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Coached 2-NE State Girls' Champion Swimmers with 9 All-American swims (2014-2019)
  • Coached 3 swimmers at the 2016 Olympic Trials
Continuing Education/Certifications:
  • ASCA level 4
  • Safety Certifications and Coaching Licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and American Swim Coaches Association
Personal:
  • The most rewarding aspect of coaching is watching a swimmer put all the pieces needed for a great swim together and then see the smile and excitement that comes from that great swim.
  • I have two daughters (Ashley - played volleyball at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 2014-2017; Kaitlyn - currently swimming at Kansas University)
  • I'm a science nerd and pun aficionado
Leigh Ann Fetter-Witt Lead Coach - Head Age Group Coach
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Minor in Elementary Education from UT-Austin (1993)
Professional Experience:
  • 30+ years of coaching experience including: Swim America, age group, hich school, collegiate, and Masters swimming.
  • Speaker/Instructor for ISCA Hall of Fame Coaches Clinic (2017), Eastern States Swim Clinic (2017), and Longhorn Swim Camp (1989-1993)
Accomplishments:
  • Nebraska Coaches Assoc. High School Swim Coach of the Year (2016, 2019)
  • Nebraska Prep Sports Awards: Girls Coach of the Year (2018)
  • KFOR Sportscaster's Coach of the Year (2017)
  • Coached 5-NE State Girls' Championship team with over 30 All-American swims (2014, 2016-2019)
  • 1988 Olympian, American Record Holder in 50yd/m Free (1988-91)
  • 15-time NCAA Champion (3 team championships) at Texas (1988-91)
  • First female to break 22 seconds in the 50yd Free (1990)
  • NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year (1989)
  • Honda Sports Award recipient for Swimming (1991)
Continuing Education/Certifications:
  • ASCA level 5
  • Safety Certifications and Coaching Licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and American Swim Coaches Association
Personal:
  • The most rewarding aspect of coaching is watching each swimmer develop as an athlete and individual over the course of each season. 
  • I have two daughters (Ashley - played volleyball at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 2014-2017; Kaitlyn - currently swimming at U.of Kansas)
  • 2 Dogs: Boomer a Shepa-doodle & Maya a GoldenDoodle
  • 2 tattoos - Olympic Rings & Texas Longhorn
Andres Rodriguez Lead Coach - Site Head Coach GBAC

Coach Drew Rodriguez grew up at Medina Lake and started his life in the water skiing, knee boarding, and bare footing around the age of five. Later on as he grew to be braver in the water he enjoyed cliff jumping and scuba diving where he took the opportunity to scuba dive inside Jacob’s Well.  He attended John Jay High School where he joined the swim team and swam competitively for his first and only season. He absolutely enjoyed the physical and mental challenges of the sport. He still loves to be athletic and enjoys playing many other sports when he has the chance.  Coach Drew started coaching at the George Block Aquatic Center in 2002.        
 

Christian Hose 1604 AG Coach

Post High School Education:

  • NISD Graduate from Brennan High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science and Minor in Wellness from UTSA - in progress

Professional Experience:

  • Swim Instructor for 4 years
  • Swim Coach for 3 years
  • Lifeguard for 5 years
  • Pool Supervisor for 3 years

Accomplishments:

  • 2 year UIL 6A - Regional Medalist
  • USA Water Polo player - 1 year
  • Coached two swimmers that made it to UIL 6A-State

Continuing Education/Certifications:

  • Red Cross (first aid, CPR, AED, and coaches’ safety)
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Certified Pool Operator

Personal:

  • My favorite moment of coaching was seeing the kids reaction when they made it to state. 
Lauren Landin GBAC 11s & AG Coach

Hello, everyone! My name is Lauren Landin and I am a former High School/Alamo Area club swimmer. I started swimming club when I was an age grouper and went on to make the varsity swim team for Stevens HS my freshman year as well as the varsity water polo team. During my HS career, I swam twice a day, once in the morning with my HS team and then again in the afternoon with club. I became captain of my HS swimming and water polo team my senior year and placed 4th in the water polo championship my junior and senior year. I have medaled at districts and made it all the way to regional finals. My favorite stroke is butterfly and my best event was the 200 IM. Currently I am a full time student at Texas A&M- San Antonio. I’m majoring in biology and minoring in kinesiology. Coaching is a passion that I've had for a long time and was instructed by the best coaches. I always look forward to a new season and to watching our kids grow!

Anthony Plummer Aquatics Director

Education:

  • BA in Mathematics, Trinity University, 1991;
  • MA in Teaching, Trinity University, 1992

Professional Experience:

  • Began coaching the summer after graduating high school in 1987 as an assistant coach, and then continued to coach HS and summer league swimming teams in Texas (Conroe, McAllen, San Antonio) until the Spring of 2015.
  • NISD Aquatics Coordinator 2015 - 2017
  • NISD Aquatics Director in 2017 - Present.
  • 32 years of coaching!

Accomplishments

  • Had the honor of working with numerous District Champions, Regional Champions/Qualifiers, and State Medalists/Qualifiers in my time as a high school coach. 
  • Several went on to achieve All-American status and to swim at the collegiate level, as well.
  • Honored multiple times as District Coach-of-the-Year (swimming & water polo) and Regional Coach-of-the-Year (swimming) during my tenure at Clark HS

Continuing Education/Certifications:

  • ASCA level 3
  • USS certified
  • ASEP - American Sports Education Program
  • Red Cross (first aid, CPR, AED, and coaches’ safety)

Personal:

  • My favorite aspect of coaching is building relationships with athletes, helping them grow into productive adults.  Reconnecting with athletes in their adult lives and hearing the influence you had in their lives.
  • Have been an avid sci-fi/fantasy reader since childhood
  • Enjoy playing golf and billiards with friends
Brandon (BJ) Allenstein Aquatic Coordinator

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Teacher Certification from UTSA  

Professional Experience:

  • 27 years of coaching experience with AAAA at all levels ( beginner to Olympic Trial qualifiers)
  • South Texas Swimming Age Group Chair and Zones Coach for multiple years

Accomplishments:

  • Texas State Record holder: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle for 11-12 boys
  • TAGS High Point and Most Valuable Swimmer LC 1990 for 11-12 Boys
  • Several National Top Times for 11-12 Boys & 13-14 Boys
  • USAS Lifetime Member - Awarded by South Texas Swimming for work done with the LSC

Continuing Education/Certifications:

  • ASCA level 3
  • ASCA Lifetime Member
  • Safety certifications and coaching licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and the American Swim Coaches Association. 

Personal:

  • My favorite aspect of coaching is to have past swimmers come back and tell fun stories of practices or meets; Creating memories as a team.   
  • I have 3 kids (Logan, Geoffrey, Jillian) and a wonderful wife (Laurel) that enjoys being in and around all types of water.
  • Family is very important in my life and swimming is part of my family.
Ashley Henning 1604 HS and AG Coach
Bill Thomas 1604 HS White and AG White

Coach Bill Thomas coached at Northside from 1987-1998 and rejoined the district in 2001 to coach at O’Connor High School.  During his coaching career he was a part of a Junior National Team Championship, coached numerous Junior National Champions, UIL Champions, USA National Team Members, Olympic Trials qualifiers, a World Championship gold medalist and over 100 high school and collegiate All-Americans.

 

A lifetime member of the American Swimming Coaches Association and Instructor of the ASCA Stroke School, Coach Thomas has been nationally recognized with a Counsilman Creative Coaching Award for developing the “Backstroke Canopy” seen at the George Block Aquatics Center.  He has also written and published numerous articles in the areas of Coaching and Leadership.

 

Coach Thomas is a native of Oregon where he was a high school state champion, collegiate All-American and National Championship competitor in the freestyle.  He also played collegiate water polo and holds a Master of Science degree from Southern Oregon University.

 

ASCA Certification - Level 4

Cody Mackall 1604 AG Gold and 10 Gold

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing – In Progress

Professional Experience:

  • Norwalk Recreation Center – Swimming Instructor – 2009-2011
  • Huron High School (Ohio) Assistant Coach – 2011
  • Huron Middle School (Ohio) Head Coach – 2011
  • JBLM Tigers, Special Olympics – Head Middle School Coach – 2012-2016
  • Alamo Area Aquatics Association (Northside) – Age Group Coach – 2021 - Present

Accomplishments:

  • Ran with the Special Olympics Torch for opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Games
  • Had two Athletes compete in the Special Olympic World Games in 2018

Continuing Education/Certifications:

  • ASCA level 1
  • Safety Certifications and Coaching Licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and American Swim Coaches Association
  • Mission Essential Fitness (CrossFit Level 1)

Personal:

  • The most rewarding impact of coaching is the lifelong impacts that you make on athletes. 
  • Besides Coaching, I also am continuing my 11-year Army Career.
Chloe Kiniry 1604 HS Navy and AG White

Education:

  • B.A. in Psychology from UTSA
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UTSA (in progress)

Professional Experience:

  • 2 Years of Coaching Experience with AAAA
  • Assistant Summer League Coach for 3 Years
  • Private Lessons Coach for 7 Years
  • Swim Volunteer Work Including Overseas Opportunities

Accomplishments:

  • Health Careers 50 Fr Record Holder
  • 2 year District/ Regional Champion
  • 4 year District/ Regional Medalist
  • State Qualifier

Continuing Education/Certifications:

  • ASCA Level II
  • Safety Certifications and Coaching Licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and the American Swim Coaches Association

Personal:

  • The most rewarding aspect of coaching is watching my flourish both in and out of the water. I love being a role model and a safe space for the swimmers as they grow through their journeys. 
  • I have 4 dogs, 2 cats and a horse named John
Stephan Dean 1604 HS Gold and Dryland
Riley Zachary GBAC AG Groups and 10's Groups
Abigail Prewitt-Campbell 1604 HS Gold and AG
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas A&M University (2019)
  • NISD Graduate from Brennan High School (2015) 
Professional Experience: 
  • AAAA Club Coach 1 year
  • Head Summer League Coach for 2 years
  • Assistant Summer League Coach for 1 year 
  • Private Swim Lessons for 2 years
Accomplishments:
  • First Year Educator of the Year at Rayburn Middle School (2020-2021) 
  • 4-year UIL 6A - Regional Medalist
Continuing Education/Certifications:
  • Safety Certifications and Coaching Licenses from the American Red Cross, USA Swimming, and American Swim Coaches Association
Personal:
  • The most rewarding aspect of coaching is watching a swimmer's hard work come together. The excitement that shows up on their face at the end of that moment is thrilling. 
  • My whole family was involved in the swimming world. I swam for 12 years competitively alongside my two triplet brothers and older sister.  
  • I currently teach 6th Grade.
  • I have two cats (Xena and Athena) 
Karenna Havens 1604 Green and AG / 10's Coach
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