The CCSR Stingrays have been under Coach Dave’s tutelage since 1995. The social studies department chair, head swimming and diving coach since 2000 at Kennesaw Mountain High School and the president of the Georgia High School Swim Coaches Association, he grew up in Tucker where he was a member of the swim team at Shamrock High School and at Drayton Woods Recreation Club.
A recipient of the 2016 GCSL Margaret Gilbert Sportsmanship Award, Coach Dave has also coached middle and high school football for over 20 years. He also earned accolades as Coach of the Year by the GCSL in 2003, GHSA Coach of the Year in 2005 and Cobb County Swim Coach of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012.
He has three cats and a twin brother named Jim that coaches the Thunderbolts and at Duluth High School. Proudly married to Holly for 23 years, together they are raising two kind and respectful children in a son, Brett and daughter, Reagan.
Coach Mallory has been around the Stingray swim team since Coach Dave arrived. Coach Mallory was born in Savannah and moved to Lilburn when she was two. Her favorite color is blue and she enjoys all varieties of exercise. When alone in her car, she likes to sing badly to songs on the radio. She’s allergic to chlorine, latex and anesthesia. She began her career with the Stingrays in 1996 at age four and fully understands what swimmers experience at every level. Always ready with a positive word and a smile on her face, she likes 80’s music and is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. She is a school teacher in the Loganville school district, currently at Cooper Elementary. Mallory shares responsibility with Coach Sam of leading the team in Coach Dave’s absence.
Coach Sam started swimming for Cedar Creek when he was eleven. He helped Parkview High School win two state swim and dive championships. His favorite events were the 50 & 100 free style. Living in Atlanta, he studies biology at Georgia State and enjoys collecting vinyls and getting food with friends. He takes pride in challenging our seasoned swimmers and developing the young. Incredibly reliable, Sam shares responsibility with Coach Mallory of leading the team in Coach Dave's absence.
Coach “Lex” joined the Stingrays at age six by invitation from her childhood friend and teammate, Katelynn Thomas. A PHS graduate, she competed as a pole vaulter on the track and field team and was captain of the dive team. An only child and lover of nature, she enjoys hanging out in her hammock with her eleven year old Dachshund named Lola. She would like a career as a behavioral analyst and, when asked, she thinks that it would take approximately 7.1 billion pennies to fill up our pool. A student at Coastal College of Georgia, Lex is a hard worker and she likes all of her vegetables, especially Brussel sprouts.
Coach Natalie is a 2017 graduate of Parkview High School where she swam all four years. She is now a junior at The University of Georgia where she majors in International Affairs and minors in Criminal Justice. She has been a dedicated 16 year member of the Stingrays, following in her brother’s footsteps, and continues to swim for the club team at UGA. She loves to travel, and hopes to one day go to Australia to swim with the sharks. Her favorite superhero is Wonder Woman and she loves to dress up as her every chance she gets. Coach Natalie is the ONLY Stingray to be featured in America’s Funniest Videos and she swears her driving has gotten better.
Coach "Vanna" is also a 2017 graduate of Parkview High School and is now a junior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is double majoring in Human & Organizational Development and Medicine, Health, & Society with concentrations in Public Health. She swam competitively for 13 years at Cedar Creek. She also swam and played tennis all four years at PHS, where she represented both sports as captain. Her favorite stroke is backstroke and her favorite athletes are Simone Manuel and Serena Williams. Incredibly well-rounded, she was selected as Parkview's 2017 Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete and Gwinnett County's Positive Athlete of Georgia. She is currently a manager for Swim Atlanta Pool Management and her dream job would be to work at the CDC.
Coach Aidan began swimming at Cedar Creek when he was six years old. A recent Brookwood High School graduate, he helped win four swim and dive state championships and is the reigning Georgia high school 100 free and 100 back state champion. Voted Gwinnett Prep Sport's 2017 Winter Athlete of the Week, he is GCSL's 15-18 50 Back record holder. Aidan also anchored relay last year to help break the 200 Free Style Relay GCSL record in 2018. He currently is a swim instructor at Summit. The oldest of four siblings that are also accomplished swimmers, his favorite meal is chicken Alfredo. Coach Aidan is continuing his education and swimming career at Auburn University in the fall.
A rising senior at Georgia Gwinnett College specializing in early childhood education with a 4.0 GPA. Caroline is also a lifeguard at mountain park aquatic center. She has been with CC since she was four. She spends any extra time she has with her horse in Buford and friends and family.
Rebekah is a graduating senior with honors and attending University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to study environmental science and conservation in the fall. Yes, she knows its going to be cold up there so please don’t remind her every time she mentions it!
Chris attends Brookwood HS and will be a junior in the fall. A swimmer with Summit and Brookwood Swim and Dive, Chris helped the team past two years to two State Championships. His favorite stroke is butterfly. At The Creek, he helped relay team break several GCSL relay records. When Chris is not swimming he can be found disc golfing at Alexander Park. He is currently working as a lifeguard with Positively Pools and is a swim instructor with Summit Swimming.