Head Coach: Mike Smotherman
Associate Coaches: Jo Gosda, Maria Kleimann, Chris Vann, Amanda Lee, Joe McCommons
Assistant Coaches: Jasmine Huang, Allison Lee, Victoria Vann, Gloria Chen, Alicia Scott, Jevine Kong, Kayla Awadin
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 (April 2019):
This is my third year as the Head Coach of the FC Gators, and 39th 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 am Head Swim Coach at Willowridge High School, in Fort Bend ISD. Also, this is my last last year with FBISD, as I am retiring from teaching, after 26 years. Away from swimming, I like to spend time working out, traveling, reading, and attending concerts and sporting events. Still involved with Masters Swimming and loving it. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Let's go Gators.... the best is yet to come!! Chomp... Chomp.... Chomp.