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Coaching Tree

Post by silentp » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:21 pm

Watching the NFL Playoffs, we are hearing a lot about the Coaching Trees from which coaches come. The Parcells' tree, the Gruden tree, but what about D3 swimming's tree. Some of these may not have gone through the assistant coaching under them, but at least swam for these people and were influenced by them. How big does the tree go?

Examples of one's I know:
Steen
-> Parini
-> -> Milliken

Kent
-> Shively

I know the Steen tree is MUCH bigger, but those were off of the top of my head, maybe others can add to them and add other names, could be interesting on this slow day.
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Derek » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:18 pm

The following is an ongoing project. Contributors are listed at the bottom. Please post updates below this post - once I get a chance to make the appropriate change, your post will be deleted and your name will be added to the Contributor list. Thanks!

Swam For...

Jim Steen, Kenyon
+ Todd Clark (Head @ Case Western, ????-2003)
+ Jessen Book (Vol. Assistant @ Ohio State; Assistant @ Kenyon)
+ Theresa Fish (Head @ Illinois Wesleyan University, 1995-current)
+ Kami Gardner (Women's Head @ Washington and Lee, 2007-current; Head @ SUNY Oswego, 1994-2007)
---+ Mike Holman (Head @ SUNY Oswego, 2007-current)
+ Jon Howell (Emory)
+ Jessica Berkowitz (Assistant @ Emory; Head @ Agnes Scott)
+ Matt Kinney (Head @ Carnegie Mellon, 2007-current; Head @ Mary Washington, 1995-2007; Assistant @ Western Illinois University, 1993-1995)
+ Greg Parini (Denison)
---+ Kathy Milliken (Kzoo)
---+---+ Scott Whitbeck (Assistant @ UMass Amherst, 2007-current, Assistant @ Wooster, 2004-06)
---+ Charlie Grifiths (CMS)
---+ Jade Sobek (Carthage GA)
---+ Mollie Parrish (Wesleyan and Denison)
---+ Rob Lisy (Case Western)
+ Josh White (Pomona)
+ Danielle Korman (Carthage GA)
+ Abby Brethauer (Assistant @ Columbia, current; Assistant @ Hamilton)
+ Peter Smith (AD @ Kenyon, current; Head @ Emory, ???-1997)
---+ Chip Villareal (Frostburg, Chicago, Transylvania)
---+---+ Jason Weber (Chicago)
---+---+ Troy Streiby (Frostburg)
---+ Steve Brandt (Head @ Southwestern, current; Assistant @ Emory, Assistant @ Purdue)
---+ Nittaya Maguire-Klim (Penn State Assistant, University of Akron)
---+ Dave Rhinehart (Emory Diving, Kenyon Diving)
---+ Andy Pulsifer (Washington and Lee)
+ Carlos Vega (Assistant @ Kalamazoo 2004-06)

Bob Kent (Kalamazoo)
+ Brad Shively (Wash U)
+ Mark Fino (Head @ Oberlin; Assistant @ Oberlin)
+ Scott Whitbeck (Assistant @ UMass Amherst, 2006-current, Assistant @ Wooster, 2004-06)

Bretscher/Cohen (DePauw)
+ Justin Jennings (Coe) - See also Earhart/Nutty, Carthage
+ Keith Crawford (Monmouth)
+ Duncan (Rhodes)

Earhart/Nutty (Carthage)
+ Charlie King (Augsburg, St. Cloud)
+ Jennifer Blomme (Whitworth)
+ Justin Jennings (Coe) - See also Bretscher/Cohen (DePauw)

Mike Rawleigh (Gettysburg)
+ Peter Casares (Wabash)
---+ Karin Olmstead (Louisville) - also listed under Steen

Ray Obermiller (Grinnell)
+ Max Obermiller (Sewanee)
+ Erin Hurley (Grinnell)
+ Shelia O'Connor (Chicago, Colby)
---+ Sue Templeton (Benedictine)

Gail Pebworth (Wabash)
+ Ryan Dombkowski (St. Mary's)

Dan Dakus SUNY Cortland
+ Ryan Kendrick SUNY Cortland 1994-2002
+ Brian Tobin SUNY Potsdam 1995-2001, SUNY Cortland 2002-current
---+ Chris Maeillo (potsdam) Darton College, JC first season
+ Brian Williams SUNY New Paltz 1995-Present(women only 2004-now)
---+ Dan Tallyrand SUNY New Paltz men 2004-current

John Patnott (Hope)
+ Dan Shelley (Head @ Lake Forest; Assistant @ Brown; Assistant @ Hope; Student Assistant @ Penn State)
+ Jake Taber (Head @ Olivet, 2007-current; Assistant @ Hope, 2004-2007)
+ Chris Hamstra (Head @ Alma, 2007-current; Assistant @ Calvin; Assistant @ Hope)
+ 5-6(+) high school coaches in west Michigan

Dave Hauck (Olaf)
+ Bob Hauck (Olaf)

Al Boelk (UWSP)
+ Jason Mahowald (Univ. of South Dakota)
---+ Harris (Univ. of S. Dakota- Assistant)
+ Erica Janssen (Univ of Milwaukee-Assistant)
+ Mike Rosier (St. Cloud State GA)

Charles Silvia, Springfield
+ Charlie Butt (Bowdoin)
---+ Conrad Stuntz, former assistant at Washington & Lee
---+ Robert Reiser, former assistant at Harvard and American
---+ Ken Ryan, Trinity Tx
---+ a bunch of NE prep school coaches, including Deerfield, Eaglebrook, Westminster, NMH
+ Samuelsson (Williams)
---+ John Young (Davidson)
+ Don Megerle (Tufts)
---+ Mark Benvenutti (Princeton, Connecticut)
---+ ---+ Josh Garner (UMBC Assistant)
---+ Ed Edson (Miami Assistant)
+ Sam Freas (Hawaii, LSU, Arkansas, Kenyon AD)
+ Hank Dunbar (Amherst)

Kristen Noone, Trinity
+ Adam Hoyt (Tufts)

TJ Davis, Hamilton
+ Ben Delia (Assistant @ Trinity)

Keith Beckett, Wooster
+ Rob Harrington (Head @ Wooster, 2004-current; Assistant @ Wheaton-MA, '03; Assistant @ Wooster 1999-2002)

Rich Pein, UWLAX
+ Paula Struwig (Oshkosh)

Brian Clocksin, Millikin
+ Eric Skelly (Valparaiso)
+ Paul Kueterman (Millikin)
---+ Paul Yemm (Millikin)
+ Dan Lloyd (Assistant @ Michigan)

Mary Ellen McLaughlin, Middlebury
+ JP Gowdy (Wheaton-MA)

Peter Solomon, Middlebury
+ JP Gowdy (Wheaton-MA)

Comfort (JHU and then UNC)
+ Kennedy (JHU)
---+ Conlan (Case)
---+ Weitz (Wabash 2007-present)

John Taffe, Springfield
+ Scott Felix (Union NY)
+ John Westcott (Coast Guard Academy)
+ Kim Brakin (Texas)

Assistant For...

Jim Steen, Kenyon
+ Jessen Book (Vol. Assistant @ Ohio State; Assistant @ Kenyon)
+ Peter Casares (Head @ Bates, 2007-current; Head @ Wabash, 2002-2007; Interim Head @ Kenyon, 2001-2002; Assistant @ Kenyon, 2000-2001; Assistant @ Miami University, 1998-2000)
+ John Young (Davidson)
+ Arthur Albiero (Louisville)

Peter Smith, Emory
+ Dave Rhinehart (Emory Diving, Kenyon Diving)
+ Andy Pulsifer (Washington and Lee, 1999-2003)
+ Jessica Berkowitz (Assistant @ Emory; Head @ Agnes Scott)

Jon Howell, Emory
+ Jessica Berkowitz (Assistant @ Emory; Head @ Agnes Scott)
---+ Andrejs Duda (Assistant @ Anges Scott)
+ Steve Brandt (Head @ Southwestern, current; Assistant @ Emory, Assistant @ Purdue)

Greg Parini, Denison
+ Kathy Milliken (Head @ Kalamazoo 2003-current; Assistant @ Denison 2001-03)
---+ Carlos Vega (Assistant @ Kalamazoo 2004-06)
---+ Steve Barnes (Assistant @ Kalamazoo, 2006-current; Assistant @ Ithaca, 2005-2006)
+ Mollie Parrish (Wesleyan and Denison)

Bob Kent, Kalamazoo
+ Brad Shively (Wash U, current; Assistant @ Kalamazoo 1991-96)
---+ Arthur Wang (Fredonia)
---+Ray Robison (Graduate Assistant-Case 2004-2006)
---+Jennifer Scott (Assistant Oberlin 2007-Current)

Dan Gelderloos, Calvin
+ Chris Hamstra (Head @ Alma, 2007-current; Assistant @ Calvin; Assistant @ Hope)

John Patnott, Hope
+ Dan Shelley (Head @ Lake Forest; Assistant @ Brown; Assistant @ Hope; Student Assistant @ Penn State)
+ Jake Taber (Head @ Olivet, 2007-current; Assistant @ Hope, 2004-2007)
+ Chris Hamstra (Head @ Alma, 2007-current; Assistant @ Calvin; Assistant @ Hope)

Keith Beckett, Wooster
+ Rob Harrington (Head @ Wooster, 2004-current; Assistant @ Wheaton-MA, '03; Assistant @ Wooster 1999-2002)
---+ Scott Whitbeck (Assistant @ UMass Amherst, 2007-current, Assistant @ Wooster, 2004-06)

TJ Day, Hamilton
+ Abby Brethauer (Assistant @ Columbia, current; Assistant @ Hamilton)

Kennedy (JHU)
+ Weitz (Head @ Wabash, 2007-current; Johns Hopkins, 2000-2007)

Contributors

+ silentP
+ Derek
+ 99 Red
+ Its all an ACT
+ JHUBreaststroke06
+ babwik
+ PioneerSwimming
+ Mr. Obvious
+ oldswimnfool
+ Psimon3
+ bigdogracing
+ Southwestern U. Swimming (Steve Brandt)
+ polarbear
+ Anonymous Kenyon alum and coach somewhere (via e-mail)
+ SwexasTim
+ E0M8S

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Low Tide » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:33 pm

Coaching high school does not pertain to this topic -- there are too many of them and an accurate list would take forever.

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Derek » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:00 pm

Low Tide wrote:Coaching high school does not pertain to this topic -- there are too many of them and an accurate list would take forever.
I'm inclined to agree. There are potential exceptions, though. Maybe include all ASCA level 4 and 5 coaches who swam or assisted for d3?

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by maverick1 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:42 pm

i also believe that Ms. Carlos Vega-Limouze asst.coached either U-Mass Amherst or amherst for the 2003-2004 season.

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Colbybr » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:30 pm

It was Amherst.

Also, Chris DeSantis (Assistant, University of Pennsylvania) swam for Tom Burton (Colby) swam for David Thompson the old Hamilton coach. Thats me.
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by griz » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:50 pm

I would think David Thompson would have a some more branches too.
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by iswimalottayards » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:55 pm

Bob Kent, Kalamazoo
+ Brad Shively (Wash U, current; Assistant @ Kalamazoo 1991-96)
---+ Arthur Wang (Fredonia)
---+Brian Hindman (Assistant Wash U. 2004-2005)
---+Ray Robison (Graduate Assistant-Case 2004-2006)
---+Jennifer Scott (Assistant Oberlin 2007-Current)
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by SWIMCOACHRHIT » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:26 pm

+ Don Megerle (Tufts)
---+Chris Hafferty (Bridegwater St.)
----+Brett Oteri (Bridgewater St.)
----+Michael Caruso (Rose-Hulman)
-----+Doug Milliken (Also See DePauw) (Asst. DePauw, Rose-Hulman, U Chicago)
---+ Mark Benvenutti (Princeton, Connecticut)
---+ ---+ Josh Garner (UMBC Assistant)
---+ Ed Edson (Miami Assistant)

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by griz » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:51 pm

David Thompson
Assistants
-- Tom Burton (Lake Forest / Colby)
- Julie Benker (University of Rochester / Roger Williams)
- Abby Brethauer (Asst Columbia - she is under TJ but that year David was the head coach and TJ was the Associate)
- TJ Davis (Assoc @ Hamilton then Head Coach)
Swimmers
- Val Gude (Assistant at Colby / Lake Forest)
- Adam Hoyt (Asst Trinity / Tufts)
- Ben Delia (Asst @ Trinity) Again David's athlete not TJs

Tom Burton
Assistants
- Josh Gurekovoich (St Vincents)
- Olga Wojcik (Asst. at Merchant Marine)
Swimmers
- Mindy WIlliams (Regis)
- Chris DeSantis (Asst at Penn)

TJ Davis
- Mike Holeman (Oswego)
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by OutsideSmoker27 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:30 pm

Derek wrote:Swam For...
Charles Silvia, Springfield
+ Charlie Butt (Bowdoin)
---+ Conrad Stuntz, former assistant at Washington & Lee
---+ Robert Reiser, former assistant at Harvard and American
---+ Ken Ryan, Trinity Tx
---+ a bunch of NE prep school coaches, including Deerfield, Eaglebrook, Westminster, NMH
+ Samuelsson (Williams)
---+ John Young (Davidson)
+ Don Megerle (Tufts)
---+ Mark Benvenutti (Princeton, Connecticut)
---+ ---+ Josh Garner (UMBC Assistant)
---+ Ed Edson (Miami Assistant)
+ Sam Freas (Hawaii, LSU, Arkansas, Kenyon AD)
+ Hank Dunbar (Amherst)
+ Mike Orstein (Washington & Jefferson head coach, 1988-present; former women's head coach at York College of PA)
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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by oldswimnfool » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:16 pm

I could be wrong, but I believe under

John Taffe - Springfield
- John Westcott is incorrect - I believe Westcott swam at URI (Dad is the coach)

I think that Actually, Taffe's tree should look like this


Assistant For
John Taffe - Springfield
+ John Westcott - CGA
+ Scott Felix - Union
+ J.P. Gowdy - Wheaton

- Also I seem to remember that the Head Navy coach is a Springfield Grad, but I couldn't find the information. I really didn't look that closly.

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Willy » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:35 am

Paula Struwig is no longer at UW-Oshkosh so Pein's tree would be eliminated. Tom Burton (Colby and Lake Forest) and Erin Hurley (Grinnell) should have other branches but I couldn't tell you who. "Red" Blair from UW-Stevens Point should have at least 1 branch, Jon Wilson (Ripon College, Northern Michigan University (D2) and now UW-Oshkosh)

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by Old Man » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:01 am

Russel Hunt, former Kenyon swimmer, is now an Assistant Coach at Ohio Northern University while he attends Law School there.

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Re: Coaching Tree

Post by wickedfoolish » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:34 am

oldswimnfool wrote:I could be wrong, but I believe under

John Taffe - Springfield
- John Westcott is incorrect - I believe Westcott swam at URI (Dad is the coach)

I think that Actually, Taffe's tree should look like this


Assistant For
John Taffe - Springfield
+ John Westcott - CGA
+ Scott Felix - Union
+ J.P. Gowdy - Wheaton

- Also I seem to remember that the Head Navy coach is a Springfield Grad, but I couldn't find the information. I really didn't look that closly.
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