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2020 Coaches

Head Coach: Mike Smotherman

Associate Coaches: Jo Gosda, Maria Kleimann, Chris Vann, Amanda Lee, Joe McCommons

Assistant Coaches: Jasmine Huang, Victoria Vann, Gloria Chen, Alicia Scott, Margaret Riebe

Junior Coaches: Elizabeth Linehan, Malaya Cimino, Haley Brown

The Gators are happy to announce the return of Coach Mike Smotherman as head coach for the 2020 season. Coach Mike has a long history of swim coach experience in both the SHRSL swim league, club swimming and high school.


Message from Coach Mike (May 2020):

This is my fourth year as the Head Coach of the FC Gators, and 40th 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.

I have recently retired from teaching after 26 year with the last 20 with Fort Bend ISD. Currently coaching part time with Katy Aquatics. Away from swimming, I like to spend time working out, traveling, reading, attending concerts, and sporting events. Still involved with Masters Swimming and loving it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

[email protected]


Let’s go Gators…. “Swimming six feet in front of the rest”. We can do this!!!!!

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