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2021 Coaches

Head Coach: Mike Smotherman

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Joe McCommons

Assistant Coaches: Jasmine Huang, Alicia Scott, Margaret Riebe, Allison Lee, Elizabeth Linehan, Malaya Cimino, Haley Brown, Faith Fong, Caroline Hendrickson, Mia McCracken.

Coaches in Training (CITs): Hannah Hunter, Cyrilla Lee, Curtis Counts, Evan Collins, Sami Diab, Max Cimino.

The Gators are happy to announce the return of Coach Mike Smotherman as head coach for the 2021 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 2021):

This is my 5th year as the Head Coach of the FC Gators, and 41st 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 retired from teaching in 2019 after 26 years 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.

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