Deward Loose HEAD COACH, Sr. Gold Coach

Cell Phone #385-219-9039

1. 42 years experience
2. ASCA Level 4 Achievement and Education, ASCA Level 5 Education
3. Have spoken at the ASCA World Swim Clinic and conducted and spoken at local clinics.
4. Have been published by the NISCA Journal for an article on dryland training and team building
5. Coached HAST 2000-2012 during which we won several state age group and Senior state championships and had 4 swimmers qualify for Olympic Trials

Natalie Davis Sr. Gold Assistant Coach

Cell Phone #801-822-4186

Missy Bahr Sr. Silver Coach

Cell phone #801-367-7114

I began my coaching career in 2000 when I started coaching with the Orem Timpanogos Aquatics Club (OTAC). While in Orem I also was the head coach for Mountain View High School for ten years and started the Timpanogos high school swim team.

In 2014 my family moved to San Antonio, Texas where I coached for the Alamo Area Aquatics Association as the head age group coach. We stayed there for seven years until my husband got a job back in Utah in 2020. Since then I have been coaching with the uvrays.

I am an ASCA level three coach, verified coach with USA swimming. I also have my Certified pool operator certificate and am a certified lifeguard trainer instructor with Red Cross.

I am beyond excited to join the HAST family and i am looking forward to working with the great culture the HAST team and coaches have created.

Joshua Orthel Sr. Bronze Coach

Cell phone #562-397-7481

Aquatics has always been a passion of mine. I often tell people that the pool deck is my happy place, or that I work to support my coaching habit. I coached at the high school I attended for about a decade.  

My mantra is technique then speed.   I want to help athletes set and attain their goals and excel in the sport.

I started my coaching career in the summer of 2011 as an assistant coach. 


• 2011-13 Lakewood High School Assistant Coach Division 2 CIF Boys' Water Polo Team

• 2011-14 Lakewood High School Assistant Coach Division 2 CIF Boys' Swim Team (6th and 4th place CIF)

• 2013 Frosh/Soph Girl's Water Polo Coach of the Year (5 and 1 League record, 15 and 3 overall)

• 2016 Girls' Varsity Water Polo Head Coach 3rd Place Moore League Division 2

• 2016 Girl's Water Polo Head Coach Division 2 CIF team

Suzie Shepherdson Age Group Head Coach, Dolphin Coach

Cell Phone #801-369-9669

Coach Shepherdson began her coaching career as a summer league coach.  After 7 years in the summer league she coached at Lehi High School for 9 years. She started coaching for HAST in 2005 as the Stingray coach and then moved on to the Dolphins. She is currently coaching the 11 & 12 year olds in the Barracuda/Dolphin group.  She really enjoys working with the age groups swimmers, and loves seeing their eyes light up when they start to understand stroke mechanics and start to really swim fast.  "When this happens, the swimmers get really excited about swimming and that makes my job fun!!"

Elizabeth Grant Barracudas Coach

Cell Phone #801-318-0425

Coach Beth Grant coached with our team before moving with her husband to California several years ago. Now she has returned, and we are so glad to have her back!!  Her many years of coaching beginner through high school level swimmers makes her an all around great coach.

Celeste Tiffany Piranhas Coach

Cell Phone #801-362-9333

Coach Tiffany has been a coach at HAST for many years. She has been our Senior Coach and has also been the American Fork High School Swim Coach. BYU recruited Celeste as a backstroker and was the captain of the BYU swim team her junior and senior year. She and her husband Steven have two sons and one daughter. She loves to see the improvement and the excitement of the swimmers as they learn to love swimming.

Ellie Smith Sr. Prep, Tidal Waves, & Riptides Coach

Cell phone #757-663-2814

Kamree Kelley Sr. Prep, Tidal Waves, & Riptides Coach

Cell phone #385-441-2298

Jodee Savage Sharks & Starfish Coach

Cell phone #801-652-9518

Coach Jodee started swimming when she was 9 years old. She began her coaching career in Canada at the age of 19. She coached with her brother and then moved to the states.  She then took a break from coaching and started back up a few years ago coaching the Pleasant Grove Summer Rec team.  She was able to coach all ages and truly enjoys the young group. She loves to see the progress and the steps that every swimmer takes to become better. It is very rewarding.

DaNene Adamson Team Administrator