CLUB WOLVERINE ASSISTANT COACHES
Along with our head coach, our assistant coaches complete our staff. Our assistant coaches have experience coaching age group swimmers and several were accomplished swimmers themselves. The short bios below will tell you a bit about our assistant coaches experience, swimming background and their styles of working with swimmers. Please feel free to contact them if you have questions about them or about your swimmer’s work with them
Cubs Blue and Junior Blue and Gold Group Coach
Other Responsibilities: Head Age Group 10 and under Coach , Meet Entry, Attendance, Anti-Bullying Advocate, New Swimmer Contact and Evaluation Coordinator
Email Coach Laura
Coach Laura Cowley joined the Club Wolverine coaching staff after moving to Ann Arbor with her family in June 2008. The Cowley’s lived in Marquette, Michigan, prior to moving to Ann Arbor. Coach Laura has coached swimming for the past four years. She is a certified YMCA and USA swimming coach, and was also a certified YMCA and MHSAA swimming official.
Coach Laura’s interest in swimming began more than ten years ago watching her three children develop into capable swimmers while living in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Coach Laura and her family were fortunate enough to have been exposed to exceptional coaching/mentoring from the beginning of their swimming experience.
Senior Blue group coach
Email Coach Pat
I have been coaching swimming for 12 years. I started coaching with the Ypsi Otters Swim Club. Kelton taught me a lot about the sport and he was a good mentor for me while I was with the Otters. In 2005, I took the assistant coaching position at Saline with the SST program and the High School team. There, I had the opportunity to learn a lot about the sport with training the athletes and the various styles of teaching stroke technique. I had the honor of being a part of four state titles with the girls and boys high school teams. I graduated from Eastern Michigan with a bachelors in science. Area of focus is physical education/ health education. I am very excited to on board at CW.
Cubs White and Junior White group coach
Email Coach Sarah
Coach Sarah is in her second year with Club Wolverine and working with the Cub and Junior Groups. She swam in high school in Minnesota and have been involved in working with children for many years. She attended UM-Flint where she studied mathematics. She is also a Lifeguard Instructor with the American Red Cross and works in the Ann Arbor Schools.
Intermediate Maize group coach
Email coach Ashley
Coach Ashley is a former Club Wolverine and Ann Arbor Swim Club swimmer. Graduated from Dexter High School where she swam and was on the Runner-up State Championship Team in 2007. Ashley swam one year at Oakland University where she was All Conference Academic. This past year graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing.
Ashley has coached for Club Wolverine over three years. She has coached for Clague Middle School and Pioneer High school. Her passion for coaching comes from being a former competitive swimmer for 12 years. "I love seeing my swimmers improve and move up within the groups."
Intermediate Blue Group and Cubs Maize coach
Email coach Justin
Coach Justin swam for Saline in high school. He walked onto EMU's swim team his sophomore year. At EMU the team won 2 MAC championships. Coached for a year in the Saline Stingray program.
Email coach Dan
Cubs Maize, Junior White, and Intermediate White Groups
In high school Dan swam at CW and Huron High School under Kelton Graham. His team won a state championship his senior year. In college he swam for Denison University where he was a captain and a 14-time all-American. This past summer he coached a WISC team at OHAC.
Junior Blue and Cubs Blue Coach
Email Coach Jaron
Jaron is from Detroit. He swam competitively throughout high school, and went on to swim four years at Eastern Michigan University. Currently he is an assistant coach for CW and head coach for Ypsilanti High School.