USMS Award Recipients
Recipients of The Speedo/U.S. Masters Swimming Coach Of The Year Award

Since 1986, the Speedo/U.S. Masters Swimming Coach of the Year award has been presented at the U.S. Masters Swimming annual convention to a USMS registered coach who demonstrates excellence in five areas: club and individual accomplishments, publications, contributions to U.S. Masters Swimming and the LMSC, letters of support and long-term contributions to Masters swimming.

Address any other questions to:

Heather Howland
Coordinator, Coach of the Year Subcommittee
chair -AT- ilmsa -DOT- com

2013 Whitney Hedgepeth Ask any Masters swimmer from her team about the single best quality of their program and the first thing they will tell you is how fortunate they are to have this year's winner as their coach. She is the heart, soul and, some say, the brains of their organization. A decorated Olympic swimmer and mother of three, she brings to her program a wealth of knowledge in both swimming and family life; as well as dedication, passion and leadership. During her 8 years at the helm, she has guided her club to increasingly higher levels of growth, interpersonal connections, and successes in the pool, open water, and postal events. She equally coaches beginners, triathletes, open water aficionados, and paralympians. Her swimmers have set LMSC, National, and World Records. A regular contributor to SWIMMER and AUSTIN FIT, she is also featured speaker in the Austin area. She embodies all of the qualities that we look for in winning this award. Ladies and gentlemen: The 2013 USMS Coach of the Year, from Longhorn Aquatics in South Texas, is Whitney Hedgepeth.
2012 Stuart Kahn Stu Coaches Davis Aquatic Masters in Northern California. DAM is the largest Masters club in USMS.
2011 Chad Durieux Chad coaches at Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena, CA
2010 Bobby Patten Bobby coaches Dallas Aquatic Masters.
2009 Nancy Kirkpatrick-Reno Nancy coaches the Conejo Valley Multisport Masters.
2008 Susan Ingraham Susan Ingraham is the recipient of the Speedo/United States Masters Swimming Coach of the Year award in 2008. She coaches for MOST, Masters of South Texas. The Speedo/USMS Coach of the Year award "has been presented at the U.S. Masters Swimming annual convention to a coach who demonstrates excellence in five areas: club and individual accomplishments, publications, contributions to U.S. Masters Swimming and the LMSC, letters of support and long-term contributions to Masters swimming."
2007 Kris Houchens Kris coaches YMCA Indy SwimFit.
2006 Sue Welker Sue coaches Naperville Waves Swim Club/Illinois Masters.
2005 Mark Moore Mark coaches Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters.
2004 Scott Williams Scott coached The Olympic Club masters in 2004.
2003 Bob Bruce Bob coaches Central Oregon Masters/Oregon Masters.
2002 Jim Montgomery Jim coaches Dallas Aquatic Masters.
2001 Mel Goldstein Mel coaches YMCA Indy SwimFit.
2000 Frank L. Thompson "Skip" coaches Michigan Masters.
1999 Ron Johnson Ron coached Sun Devil Aquatics/Arizona Masters in 1999.
1998 Ed Nessel
1997 Bonnie Adair Bonnie coached Southern California Aquatic Masters in 1997.
1996 Mo Chambers Mo coached Mountain View Masters in 1996.
1995 Scott Rabalais Scott coached Crawfish Aquatics in 1995.
1994 Todd Samland
1993 Emmett Hines Emmett coaches H2Ouston Swims.
1992 Clay Evans Clay coaches Southern California Aquatic Masters.
Gerry Rodrigues Gerry coached Southern California Aquatic Masters in 1992.
1991 Judy Bonning Judy coached at Coral Spring Masters in 1991. She has coached in Australia since 1997.
1990 Michael Collins Michael coached Davis Aquatic Masters in 1990.
1989 William Tingley
1988 Keith Bell
1987 Kerry O'Brien Kerry coaches Walnut Creek Masters.
1986 Jim Miller, M.D. Jim coaches Virginia Masters.
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