I began swimming at the age of 6 for Nall Hills CC and finished my summer swimming at BCC. I also swam in high school for SMSouth. I was also very competitive in tennis.
During my college summers I coached with Coach Bove at BCC - the early 1980s. After 26 years of pharmaceutical sales, I returned to my passion of coaching and working with kids. This will be my 6th year as Head Coach. I also coach for a local team, the SMWest Boys team, and the SMSouth girls team. I believe that stroke technique, hard work, and fun are key ingredients to a great season.
I have been coaching diving almost nonstop for 47 years. My experience has included coaching city teams, Mo-Kan league, country club and high school. I have worked with both boys and girls and all ages from 6-18. In fact, I even coached an adult diving team in Orlando, Fla.
The bottom line, I LOVE DIVING and LOVE working with kids! Seeing what they can accomplish on the board but more importantly, seeing what kind of person they can become off the board is why I coach. Diving builds character and helps kids gain confidence. Both will carry them far in any “sport” they peruse and in all life situations. It makes me proud to say I have been involved in such a great sport for so many years.
My name is Elena Humphrey and I am a sophmore at the University of Kansas. I am planning on majoring in Marketing. I have been swimming since I was 3 years old as a Mighty Moose at the Mission Hills Country Club where I continued to swim for 15 years. I am so excited to continue on in the CCSAKC family as a coach and thrilled to join the shark family. I can't wait for a great summer at Brookridge!
My name is Bea Workman and I am a sophmore at the University of Arkansas. I am currently majoring in Public Relations and Advertising. I swam for Mission Hills Country Club for 10 summers and am looking forward to a great swim season at Brookridge. Go sharks!
My name is Ryan McMonigle and I am a sophore at KU. I am planning to major in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Film. I have been swimming since I was 6 years old and swam for the Country Club of Leawood. I can’t wait to start coaching for Brookridge this Summer and am excited to become a member of the Shark family!
My name is Sam Clark. I am currently attending Kansas State University, and I am majoring in Mechanical Engineering. I have been swimming for five years, four of which were on the varsity swim team. I look forward to a great season at Brookridge!
My name is Mitch Fisher. I am a freshman at the University of Missouri, planning to major in Finance. I have been swimming since I was 5. I swam for Loch Lloyd country club for 7 years and swam for the Country Club of Leawood for 6 years. I look forward to a great season at Brookridge.
My name is Abby Loudenback and I am a freshman at the University of Mississippi. I am currently majoring in Exercise Science. I have been diving for 4 years at Hallbrook Country Club and on the varsity team at Blue Valley High School. I am so excited to join the shark family and look forward to a great summer at Brookridge!