Coaching Staff Fall 2021
Andy Murray - Head Coach
Head Coach for the Owosso Girls Varsity Swim team. Head Coach for the Owosso Middle School swim team. Swam the breaststroke and IM, 2 daughters swim for Sea Lions, does triathlons and ultramarathons.
Gabby Vincent - Assistant Coach
Gabby swam for 10 years, 5 with Sea Lions and and 5 with MMA. She was a Junior Olympic and State qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and 100 free. Quote from Gabby: "I love coaching and getting to know each one of the kids to help them individually to be the best swimmer they can be."
Alex Davis - Assistant Coach
Jessie Salters - Assistant Coach
Chris Salters - Assistant Coach
Chris Brewbaker - Assistant Coach
Sid Lounds - Volunteer Coach
Lily Howell - Junior Coach
Redwing sophomore. Swims for St. Johns and was a Fred Myer Award Winner as a Sea Lions swimmer.
Preston Longoria - Junior Coach
Mallory Morrison - Junior Coach
Ella Schafer - Junior Coach
Ella is a SJHS sophomore and the recently crowned Lansing State Journal Prep Athlete of the Week! She is currently one of the Greater Lansing area's top swimmers in the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. She has also been a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at various meets. Her goal for the 2021 season is to make it to the State meet in multiple events and get a record on the board. Good luck to Ella!
Koy Grams - Junior Coach
Redwing Senior. Enjoys swimming breastroke and his younger brother is also a Sea Lion.
Maria Dennany - Lifeguard
Past Coaching Staff
Laney Voisinet - Lifeguard
Redwing Senior. Was part of the State free relay that took 14th place.
Emma Hamelink - Junior Coach
Redwing 4 year swimmer.
Marcus Jones - Junior Coach
Katerina Schaeffer - Junior Coach
Swims breaststroke and IM, is a Redwings sophomore at and qualified for the State Finals last year.
Peter Sperry - Assistant Coach
Head Coach for the Redwings Boys Varsity team. Swam for St. Johns, enjoys playing volleyball and broke his finger the last time he played.
Tess Burnash - Assistant Coach
A four year swimmer for the Redwings, she was a state qualifier from 2015 - 2018 and was named Captain her senior year. Her favorite part of coaching is watching the kids work so hard towards a goal and the surprise and joy they have after achieving it.
Madelyn Irelan - Assistant Coach
Swam sprint free and fly. Swam at Northern Michigan University and was an All American, enjoys reading in her free time.
Nick Bishop - Assistant Coach
Swam the 200 and 500, has done several Olympic triathlons. Nick is a former Sea Lion as well.
Mike Boettger - Assistant Coach
Swam sprint free and fly. Swam at Wayne State University
Marinna Makara - Assistant Coach
S.wam for 13 years, swam breaststroke, enjoys swimming and hiking.
Shane VanAbel - Redwing Junior. Swims the IM and 200 free, enjoys spending time with friends and playing music.
Ella Schafer - Redwing Freshman. Swims all strokes and has been swimming since she was 6. She hopes to swim or coach at a professional level.
Dr. Donald L Porter - Is a general surgeon in St. Johns, has been in practice for over 20 years.
Dr. Tyler L Dickinson, Weight Training Coach - Chiropractor in St. Johns, runs the Healthy Living Nutrition Course, wrestled for Michigan State University.
Laney Voisinet - Redwing Senior. Was part of the State free relay that took 14th place.
The Sea Lions are excited to announce the hiring of our next Head Coach, Andy Murray. Andy has been coaching with us since the fall of 2018 and will move into this leadership role for the upcoming Winter Session. Andy is a St. Johns native and works as an Educator in the Owosso School System. …