In the last 10+ years, the Greatwood Gators have had a developmental coaching program in place that has allowed swimmers to serve their team as both volunteers and then paid coaches. The ultimate goal of the program is to promote our Head Coach from within the ranks of those loyal and service-minded swimmers. We are proud of the fact that our coaches in the last ten years have all been Gator swimmers and have lead their team to success.
Coach Leann is currently a Sophomore at Arizona State University, where she is pursuing a degree in Fashion. Leann graduated from George Ranch High School in 2017. She participated in the National Honors Society, the Varsity Girls Swim Team and the George Ranch Theatre program by performing in shows and working behind the scenes as the head costume designer. She received Academic All District all four years and was the Captain of her swim team her junior and senior years. Her swimming experience consists of her being part of her high school swim team all four years and swimming with the Gators for seven years. In GRHS Swim, Leann got the 200 Medley Relay record by being the backstroker at the district meet her senior year. She was a regional qualifier all four years, and a district champ her senior year. She went to state in the 200 Freestyle Relay her junior year and was an alternate for the 400 Freestyle Relay her senior year. Leann has been with the Greatwood Gators since she was 11. She was a volunteer coach for four years before becoming an Assistant Coach in 2017. Coach Leann is excited and ready to be back for this season!
Coach Riley is currently attending Texas A&M University where she is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Riley is a graduate of George Ranch High School, Class of 2017, where she graduated 10th in her Senior class and participated in the National Honor Society as President and the Varsity Girls Soccer Team for 4 years. She was titled First-Team All-District in soccer for 2 years and Academic All-District for 4 years, as well as Captain her senior year. Her swimming experiences include George Ranch High School Swim for 3 years and the Greatwood Gators for 13 years. In GRHS Swim, Riley holds multiple school and natatorium records in her individual freestyle events and team relays. She was a Regional qualifier all 3 years and State qualifier her sophomore and senior years, placing tenth overall in the 50 Freestyle this season. Coach Riley has been a Greatwood Gator since she was 5 years old and a volunteer coach for 4 years before becoming an Assistant Coach last year. She was also the 2017 recipient of the Steve Long Scholarship Award. Coach Riley is thrilled to be back for another fun-filled season!
Coach Nic is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree with an Aerospace concentration from the Honors College at the University of Arkansas. He graduated from George Ranch High School in May 2018 where he was in the top 10% of his Senior class, additionally, he was a member of the National Honor Society. He swam varsity and was Academic All-District all 4 years at GRHS. He also holds numerous top 10 times. Coach Nic was a Regional qualifier in his last two years. He also has been certified and taught swim lessons at Lifetime Fitness. Nic has been swimming with the Greatwood Gators since he was 4 years old and was a volunteer coach for 4 years prior to coaching. Coach Nic is looking forward to a fun-filled second season with the Greatwood Gators!
Coach Mark is currently attending Texas A&M University, where he is pursuing a finance degree. He graduated from George Ranch High School in May 2018 where he was in the top 7% of his Senior class, a member of the National Honor Society and an Eagle Scout. He swam varsity and was Academic All District all 4 years at GRHS. He was Captain his junior and senior year, and he holds the GRHS school record in the 200 Free relay. He also holds numerous top times. Coach Mark was a member of the All-State team and Academic All-State his junior and senior years. He was a Regional qualifier all 4 years and a state qualifier his sophomore season, while state alternate his freshman and junior seasons. Mark has been swimming with the Greatwood Gators since he was 5 years old and has been a volunteer coach for 4 years before becoming an Assistant Coach last year. He received the prestigious Gator of the Year award in 2015 and was also the 2018 recipient of the Steve Long Scholarship Award. Mark is eager to be back for another exciting season with the Greatwood Gators!
Coach Allyson will graduate from George Ranch High School this May. She will be attending the University of Arkansas in the fall. Allyson has been with the Greatwood Gators since she was 7 years old, swimming for 12 years. She was a volunteer coach for four years before becoming an Assistant Coach. At George Ranch High School, Allyson participated on the varsity girls swim team all four years. She received Academic All-District the past two years, swam on a Regional relay her Junior year and helped win a girls team District Championship her sophomore year. Coach Allyson is excited and ready to be back for this season!
Coach Kelly is currently a senior at George Ranch High School and will be graduating this May. This fall she will be attending Texas State University in San Marcos and will be majoring in respiratory care. She swam on the varsity swim team for 4 years and was Academic All District all 3 years at George Ranch. In addition, she competed at districts all 4 years and was a regional qualifier the last 2 years. She was also a part of the social committee this year and helped with organizing events with the high school swim team. Kelly has been swimming with the Greatwood Gators since he was 5 years old and has been a volunteer coach for 4 years before becoming an Assistant Coach this year. Coach Kelly is excited to create more amazing memories with the Greatwood Gators this year!