Makos Coaching Staff

Summer 2023

 

Head Coach - Bradley Morrison

Coaching Experience:

Victory Lakes Piranhas (2006-2012)

Meadowbrook Makos (2013-present)

Osbourn Park High School (2016-2021)

Gainesville High School (2021-present)

Education:

Bachelors in Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech 2013

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Tech 2015

One Word to Describe You: Determined

Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke

5 Fun Facts About Me:

1. I'm a high school math teacher and the courses I've taught are Algebra I, Advanced Geometry, and AP Calculus.

2. I didn't get involved in competitive swimming until I was 15.

3. I studied abroad in Antarctica while I was at Virginia Tech.

4. I grew up in Prince William County and have lived my entire life in Virginia.

5. I love the Harry Potter series and have read the books more times than I can count!

Favorite Quote: "I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."

The thing I am looking forward to most for the upcoming season: Helping every swimmer create and work towards their personal goals.

 


Head Assistant Coach - Caleb Roach

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Experience: This is Caleb's 2nd year with the Makos and he has over 5 years of summer swim coaching experience.  Caleb is the Developmental Coach and Lesson Coordinator for Occoquan Swimming.

Education: Associate Degree in Social Science from NOVA.  Currently working towards Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Minor in Psychology

One Word to Describe You:   Persistent

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

5 Fun Facts About Me:

1. I  can name endless Survivor facts (Season 31 is the best though)

2. I am a huge Disney fan

3. I am a Marval fanatic

4. I can live off Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

5. I can pick up names quickly

Favorite Quote:  "You're going to have to dig deep"

The thing I am looking forward to most for the upcoming season:  I am looking forward to coming back to the Makos and having a great summer with all of the families. I can't wait to get to see all the swimmers.

 


Assistant CoachMatt Healey

Coaching Experience: Matt Healey has coached the Makos for 10 years, beginning with the Mini-Makos, continuing as a JAC, and serving in his current role as Assistant Coach since 2017. He also coaches year-round with Nation's Capital Swim Club, where he has worked with athletes ranging from 11-18 years old. 

Education: Matt studied at the University of Virginia, where he was a part of the National Champion Club Swim team. 

One Word to Describe You: Passionate

5 Fun Facts About Me:

1. I studied at the University of Virginia, where I was a part of the National Champion Club Swim team. 

2.In my free time, I continue to swim competitively. I am a US Masters Swimming American and Virginia record holder and also competed in the TYR Pro Swim Series meet this year in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

3. I studied abroad in Spain for a semester in college, living with a host family and immersing myself in the language and culture.

4. Studying abroad also ignited my passion for traveling, as I have visited 27 countries and 31 states. 

5. I have been on the pool deck with the Makos as a swimmer or coach since summer 2005.

Favorite Quote: Pending

The thing I am looking forward to most for the upcoming season: I am looking forward to helping each Mako pursue their highest potential, chase excellence as a team, and have fun along the way.

 


Assistant Coach - Chloe Ouellette

Coaching Experience: I have been a volunteer coach for the Makos for over 5 years and had my first official season as an Assistant Coach in the Summer of 2022. I have also just started coaching for the Virginia Gators Swim Team down in Harrisonburg, Virginia during the school year. Aside from swim, I have been a volunteer soccer coach for young athletes in Harrisonburg, Virginia for the past semester. 

Education: I am currently a sophomore at James Madison University majoring in Kinesiology on a Physical Education track as well as minoring in Coaching Education. 

One Word to Describe You: Happy :)

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly 

5 Fun Facts About Me:

1. I've played piano for 16 years 

2. My favorite color is PINK 

3. I swam on the Makos for 15 years

4. I exclusively listen to country music 

5. I have a dog named Pebbles

Favorite Quote: Sometimes by losing the battle, you find a new way to win the war!

The thing I am looking forward to most for the upcoming season: Water polo and swim meets!

 


Assistant Coach - Andrew Lingafelt

Coaching Experience: 2 years as a minis Coach, 2 years as a JAC, and 2 Years as an Assistant Coach along with 4 years coaching the Sunday swims.

Swim Background: 9 Years on Makos and 4 years with Colgan HS

Education: Sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College 

One Word to Describe You: Determined 

Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

5 Fun Facts About Me:

1. I’m the Oldest of 4 siblings 

2. I’ve traveled to Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, and California

3. I currently work as a swim instructor at PWC Aquatics Center

4. I’ve spent many spring breaks and summer vacations going on long 4-wheeler rides through the West Virginia Mountains

5. In my years swimming for the Makos, I collected the High Point, Most Improved, and Coaches awards.

Favorite Quote: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the one who wins is the one who thinks he can” -Walter D. Wintle

The thing I am looking forward to most for the upcoming season: The thing I’m most looking forward to while coaching this summer is watching and helping the kids compete and work hard to improve their abilities 

 


The coaching staff is also supplemented by Junior Assistant Coaches (JACs) and volunteers for the Mini-Makos program.