The Gators are happy to announce Coach Mike Smotherman has been hired as head coach for the 2017 season. Coach Mike has a long history of swim coach experience in both the SHRSL swim league and for high school and is currently coaching at Fort Bend Bush high school. Please welcome Coach Mike to the Gators family when you meet him.
Message from Coach Mike:
This is my first year as the Head Coach of the FC Gators, and 37th year of coaching the sport I dearly love; which includes High School, Club, and Summer League.
I am a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and hold BA and M Ed. degrees from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS).
I swam for 13 years, at all levels, High School, Summer League, and AAU (yes, I am that old). My favorite and best events were; 100 Fly, 100 Back, 200 IM, and 200 Free. Also, I was captain of the Football and Soccer teams, at Notre Dame High School, where I lettered in five sports.
Currently, I teach World History and Assistant Swim Team Coach at Bush High School, in Fort Bend ISD. Away from swimming, I like to spend time working out, traveling, reading, and attending concerts and sporting events. I just recently got back into swimming Masters and loving it.
Let’s go Gators…. The best is yet to come!! Chomp…. Chomp… Chomp
Head Coach: Mike Smotherman
Assistant Coaches: Thomas Madden, Rachael Bechtel, Hannah Bohnsack, Christy Lee, Bree Martin, Hannah Chiu
Deck Coaches: Johnny Ngo, Matthew Milad, Leilani Lai
Substitutes: Jo Gosda, Anna Vo