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Name: Matthew Smith – Assistant Coach                                                  

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 7
High School: Valley Christian HS  2007                                                   
College: UCSB (B.S. Geology), SBCC (A.S. Marine Diving Tech)
Seasons as Gator Swimmer: 15
Other Swimming Experience: Long distance open water
Other Coaching Experience:  USA Swim Coach Certification, UCSB Women’s Club water polo (2yrs)
Favorite Swimmer & Stroke: Ian Thorpe; FLY
Life/Job Outside of Gators: After 2 years as the Maritime Program Manager for the 131st RQS at Moffett Field, Matt started a business as SCUBA Instructor while finishing the Park Management program. Currently works as a Park Ranger - EMT for Blackberry Farm in Cupertino and teaching SCUBA.
Hobbies/Interests/Factoids: Scuba diving in Monterey, swimming across Lake Tahoe, playing with his dog Zooey

Name: Andrew Villa – Head Coach

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 9 years
High School: Dublin HS  2004
College: San Jose State University (B.A.), National University (Teaching Cred. in-progress)
Other Swimming Experience: Dublin HS
Other Coaching Experience: USA Swimming Coach Level 2 Certification, Assistant Coach at Campbell WAVE, BHS Swimming/Diving (3yrs) and Los Gatos Rec. Swim Team Co-Head Coach
Favorite Swimmer or Stroke: Backstroke, Michael Phelps
Life/Job Outside of Gators: Freelance Photographer and Photo Editor
Hobbies/Interests/Factoids: Hiking, Swimming, Design and coffee

Name: Danielle Emile – C.I.T. (Coach in Training)

Seasons as a Gator Coach:  1
High school: Prospect High School 2018
Seasons as a Gator: 10 (started in 2009)
Experience: Swim teacher 3 years, currently swim instructor at DACA.

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Name: Sara Linn Schiro - Assistant Coach​ 

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 5 years
High School: Branham HS 2013
College: San Jose State University (2018) and West Valley
Seasons as Gator Swimmer: 5 years
Other Swimming Experience: Branham HS
Other Coaching Experience: Prospect Swimming/Diving (3yr), BHS Swimming/Diving (1yr) & BHS Field Hockey (3yrs) Favorite Swimmer & Stroke: Missy Franklin; FR
Life/Job Outside of Gators: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor and Hostess at SAP center
Hobbies/Interests/Factoids: Loves outdoors, food, swimming, going to the beach, anything purple & watching sports​​

Name: Nick McCord - Jr Assistant Coach 

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 2
High School: Archbishop Mitty  2016
College: San Francisco State (2020)
Seasons as Gator Swimmer: 11
Other Swimming Experience: AMHS and West Valley Club Water Polo


Name: Ayla Reed- Assistant Coach (substitute coach)

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 5
High School: Prospect HS 2013
College: UCSC (2017)
Seasons as Gator Swimmer: 14
Other Swimming Experience: Prospect HS and DACA Swim Club
Favorite Swimmer & Stroke: Michael Phelps, BR
Life/Job Outside of Gators: Kappa Kappa Gamma, House-sitting, babysitting, anything Disney and hanging with her crew

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Name: Brittney Paulsen Eich – Head Coach (sabbatical for 2018 season)

Seasons as a Gator Coach: 13 years                                                                                             High School: Archbishop Mitty HS 2001
College: Westmont College (B.A.), SCU (M.A.)
Seasons as Gator Swimmer: 11
Other Swimming Experience: AMHS
Other Coaching Experience: Prospect High School Swimming/Diving (3yr,) Branham High School, Swimming/Diving (7yrs), Branham High School Field Hockey (5yrs) & AMHS Field Hockey (1yr)
Favorite Swimmer & Stroke: Amanda Beard; FR & BR
Life/Job Outside of Gators: PE/English Teacher at Prospect High School and mommy to Hayley (2014) Hobbies/Interests/Factoids: Drinking “Starbucks”, reading, watching anything on BRAVO & hanging with the fan