Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg



Head Coach - Scot Budde

Scot joined our team in August of 2020 with 20 years of diverse coaching experience ranging from 7 years as the Head Swim Coach at Greensboro College to time spent with board-directed and for-profit USA Swimming clubs in North Carolina and Delaware.  He has coached all levels of swimmers from beginners who were afraid of the pool to Senior National and NCAA qualifiers.  We believe that Scot’s coaching philosophy is a perfect match for our team.  A comment offered about Scot sums up what we have already experience in our time with him as head coach: “Scot makes all swimmers feel important by challenging them at their own level to maximize personal goals in the pool.




Age Group - Louis Johnson

Louis is a JMU exercise science student from Richmond, VA and began briefly with the Gators in February 2020 after transferring to JMU. Louis has five years of coaching experience at the summer league and local YMCA levels in Richmond, VA. He swam at the Tuckahoe YMCA and NOVA of Virginia Aquatics before competing Division III at the University of Mary Washington during their 2016-17 season. He is now back doing what he really enjoys - coaching swimming - with the Gators part-time as he continues to pursue his undergraduate degree. 





Clinics & Part-time Age Group Assistant Coach - Carla Regginello

Carla has been teaching swimming lessons for eleven years at the Broadway Community Pool and has served as a Broadway Shark team assistant coach for during the past 4 summers.  Carla has coached numerous clinics for the Gators and served as our lead age group assistant coach.