Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Tammy Tollefson Head Coach

I started coaching when my kids joined DFAC and it became our swim family.  I have coached for 15 years including 4 years as the Portage HS coach. I am most proud of the team spirit, hard work, and sportsmanship of our swimmers.  I love being a part of the kids’ lives as they learn not only competitive swimming skills, but also focus, goal-setting, discipline, and how to have fun while doing all of that.

I was an avid swimmer, lifeguard, lesson instructor, and pool director through college.  I’m a graduate of UW-Madison with an M.A. in French and a B.A. in Economics and French.  I’ve studied and lived abroad which has given me the chance to swim in beautiful pools in France and Canada, to float in the Mediterranean on 105° days, and to wade into the Atlantic off the coast of Normandy.  I am very happy to back with DFAC:)

Cynthia Mitchell-Potter Assistant Coach

I have been a coach with DFAC since 2003, where I have been fortunate to coach at every age and group level. Currently, I am the Lead Coach of the AG Gold group.  I was born in Upper Michigan, (yup, I am a Yooper), and have always been involved with swimming, starting as a summer youth camp waterfront director, swimming instructor and lifeguard.  I swam club, high school and one year of college.  After graduating from the University of Dubuque, I taught fifth grade in Clinton, Iowa.  We moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota, and I obtained my graduate degree from Minnesota State University, where I worked as a clinical psychologist and a technical college instructor before moving to the Deforest-Windsor area.   

 

You have probably seen my husband, Rick, on deck officiating at meets.  He has been active on the DFAC Board and LSC Board and Official’s Committee.  We have one son, Nicholas.  He began swimming at age six with DFAC, and he signed to swim on scholarship at Miami University.  I love to read and enjoy all water sports, including swimming, boating and scuba diving with my family.

 

Eric Reiche Assistant Coach

Eric  was a competitive swimmer that swam for Kenosha Tremper High School and was a state swimmer his senior year in both the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke back when it was a one division state.  After high school  Eric  swam for UW Stout where he went to the national event in the 200 Breaststroke, 800 Free Relay and the 400 Free Relay and earned All American honors.  After college  Eric  became the head  coach  for Kenosha Tremper High School girls swim team for 4 years taking the team to the state meet each year, helped the Sturgeon Bay High School boys swim team while they were in a  coaching  transition for a short time, an assistant  coach  to both the boys and girls Menomonie High School swim team and then was head  coach  to the DeForest High School boys swim team for 2 years.  In his spare time  Eric  competes in marathons and triathlons including completing 3 Ironman Wisconsin races.   Eric  has 3 kids of which 2 are on the DFAC swim team.  His main job is in the construction industry where he is a Field Engineer for Techline America and covers Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Michigan. 

Andrea Weinstock Assistant Coach
Matt Engelhardt Assistant Coach

Welcome Coach Matt to DFAC Swimming!  Matt started his swimming career with DFAC where he swam for 10 years, and was a multi-time State, Speedo Sectionals and Zones qualifier. He also swam for the DeForest High School Boys’ swim team, where he was a 3-time state qualifier and earned all-state honors in the 100 Backstroke. Matt went on to compete for the UW-Oshkosh swim and dive team for 3 seasons where he was a part of school record setting 200 and 400 Freestyle, and 400 Medley relay teams for the Titans, and was elected as WIAC swimmer of the week.  Prior to joining DFAC, Matt was an assistant coach for 1 year with the Wausau Tide Swim Club and head coach for the Horrace Mann Middle School girls’ swim team in Wausau, WI.  In his free time, Matt enjoys biking, camping, and reading. He is very excited to be part of the DFAC coaching staff, and to be involved with the team that created his intense passion for the sport of swimming.

Board of Directors
Carrie Lubcke President
Michele McGaffin Vice-President
Joe Parker Treasurer
Jennifer Casper Co-Meet Director
Michael Dutton Technology Support
Marcia Dutton Registar / Secretary
Stacie Wagner Co-Meet Directior
Sarah Coker Co-Treasurer