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Coaching Staff

Head Coach John Noffsinger

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Coach John brings a wealth of coaching and swimming experience to his role as Tigershark Head Coach. He volunteered as a Tigershark coach in the 2016 summer season, and in the Fall of 2016 he became the head coach of Mountain Aquatic Club (MAC) a sanctioned USAS age group team. He has been the Tigersharks head coach since 2018. Coach John is a certified USA Swimming coach and a Certified Level 5:2 Coach with the American Swim Coaches’ Association.

Coach John started swimming as an age group swimmer with the University of Hawaii Age Group Team, Coach John swam with Silver Spring MD YMCA in the Washington, DC area. He went on to swim for West Virginia University on an athletic scholarship and was tri-captain for the WVU Mountaineers his senior year. 

Over the past 30 years, he has coached in Fort Mead, Maryland; Lufkin, Texas; and Dothan, Alabama. He was also a certified USA Swimming Official, officiating many meets when his three daughters competed.

Coach John’s focus is on building the fundamentals with correct technique and form. He also wants his swimmers to enjoy the sport and have fun while swimming. So, while working on technique and conditioning, he will be challenging swimmers with drills and games. 

Assistant Coach Marion Knoll - Seniors

Assistant Coach Nan Long - Rookies

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Coach Nan Long returns in her fifth year as the Rookie I group coach, bringing many years of coaching experience to the benefit of TigerSharks. Coach Long spent six years coaching with Tullahoma Swim Club as the 10 & Under coach, served as assistant coach for TigerSharks one summer, and spent two years teaching private swim lessons. Additionally, she served as a Mountain Aquatic Club developmental coach from 2015 - 2017, and the assistant coach of the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee Swim Team since 2015. Coach Long also served as the assistant coach for the SAS Swim Team from 2005-2009, head coach from 2013-2015, and was named Coach of the Year in 2013 by the Middle Tennessee High School Swim Association. Coach Long cannot wait to work with her Rookie swimmers again this summer! Email Coach Nan at [email protected]

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