Meet the Coaches—2018 Swim Season
Head Coach, Michaela Schatz
Michaela Schatz has had the love of swimming ever since she was a swimmer on Catalina Terrace Swim Team. Starting at the age of 5 she swam every summer till she was 18. Not only did she swim for CT, but also JCC, Northwest YMCA, and Ford Aquatics. She attended Salpointe Catholic High School and swam all four years and made it to State her senior year where the women’s team took State Runner-Up.
After high school she moved to New York to attend Manhattan College where she also received a scholarship to swim for their Division One program. By the time she was a senior she made team captain.
Now, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing she has moved back to Tucson and works as a Marketing and Sales Director for RISE Dog Biscuits.
Assistant Coach Brandon Coverdale
Brandon Coverdale has been a proud Marlin for over a decade. He swam on the team starting when he was 4 years old until he graduated after about 14 summer seasons. He trained with Ford Aquatics for three years, and the JCC for two. He also swam for Catalina Foothills High School for three years and assisted in the team’s first place state win two of those years. Brandon is currently studying pre-nursing and is hoping to get into nursing school fall of 2019.
The summer of 2018 will be Brandon’s first year on deck at Catalina Terrace, and he is very excited to take on a new role at the pool. He has had a wide variety of coaches, and is excited to share his knowledge with swimmers in ways that individually help them to become the best athlete they can be. He has experienced first hand the wonderful community that makes up Catalina Terrace and is happy to have the opportunity to coach. Feel free to reach out to him on deck or anytime by phone or email.
Assistant Coach and 8 & Under Coach, Devin Price
Devin Price is a lifelong Tucsonan, grew up in the SAAA system, and swam for Palo Verde High School. Devin took the Water Safety Instructor course for the first time in 1986. He taught for various entities over the years, including: Jim Mance, Ott YMCA, Arizona Gold, and El Dorado. In 2009, Devin started coaching summers at Catalina Terrace. In January, 2011, Devin started coaching year-round at Ford Aquatics and in 2017 became a travel coach for the U.S. Paralympic team. 2018 is Devin’s tenth year at Catalina Terrace, and he is looking forward to continue working with the swimmers and their families. He is the life-long keeper of Coach Devin’s Rules. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
Volunteer 8 & Under Coach, McKenzie Trouard
McKenzie Trouard comes from a life-long CT Marlins family, is a current Marlins senior swimmer, and has volunteered with the 8 & Under swimmers & coaches for the past four years now. The kids love McKenzie! And she pours her heart and swim knowledge out to them. Thank you McKenzie!