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    • #12197
      silentp
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      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.

    • #33577
      Derek
      Member

      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

    • #33578
      Low Tide
      Member

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

    • #33579
      Derek
      Member

      @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?

    • #33580
      maverick1
      Member

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

      SIlentp, do you remember which one?

    • #33581
      Colbybr
      Member

      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.

    • #33582
      griz
      Member

      I would think David Thompson would have a some more branches too.

    • #33583

      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)

    • #33584

      + 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)

    • #33585
      griz
      Member

      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)

    • #33586

      @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)

    • #33587
      oldswimnfool
      Member

      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.

    • #33588
      Willy
      Member

      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)

    • #33589
      Old Man
      Member

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

    • #33590

      @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.

      Bill swam for Taffe in the early 90s. He was the assistant coach for Wells College (NY), ECU and Purdue before he became the head coach of Navy.

    • #33591
      h2ocoach13
      Member

      Bill was the Head Coach at Colgate prior to moving to Navy.

    • #33592
      swammer02
      Member

      also, the head coach at allegheny danielle lindner swam at suny new paltz and graduated in 2005

      erinn hurley (kenyon ’03) was an assitant under tj davis at hamilton (03-04), though she is no longer coaching,

      i am sure this was on there, but i didnt see it–kate kovenock (current kenyon asst.) is one of benvenuti’s swimmers at conn.

      kate sweeny (current colgate asst. former nyu w.asst) is a swimmer of nancy’s from tufts.

      jill wyrick swam at Amherst, coached at Hamilton and yale and is now at new mexico state

      aaron weddle (current kenyon asst.) was also an asst. for benvenuti at conn for two years

      emily clinkhammer (diving coach, union) is a former hamilton diver

    • #33593
      ThePlowman
      Member

      Just used this for a paper I’m writing. Anyone game to update this list? I think it’s pretty cool to see the lineages and degrees of separation.

    • #33594

      I guess I still do.

    • #33595
      oldeph
      Member

      I can add two very recent ones, both swam for Steen @ Kenyon

      Nick Charriez now asst. To Benvenuti at Conn College
      Nicole Kett now asst. At JHU

      Both 2013 grads

      [ Post made via iPad ]

    • #33596

      Andrew Brabson, Denison 2010 Grad who swam for Parini is now the Head Coach at Oberlin.

      Jake Lewing, Denison 2010 (?) was an Assistant at Mary Washington University (VA). Not sure if he’s still at MWU.

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