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