Coach Louis is in his 17th year of coaching. Under his
leadership, Memphis Tiger Swimming has grown and improved on every
level. He has experience in all aspects of coaching, including
Senior, Age Group, and Masters coaching. He is certified as a Level
5 Coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association-the highest
level a coach can attain. He has coached swimmers to the Junior
National, National, Pan American Games, World Championsips, and has
had numerous swimmers make the National Top 16 individual and relay
Prior to joining Memphis Tiger Swimming, Louis was Head Coachof
NGSV Gator Aquatics in southern California. He more than doubled
the size of the team in his 8 years there, and swimmers in all age
groups thrived to make the Gators a very competitive force in a
Louis has also coached for the Nashville Aquatic Club, where he
was Head Age Group Coach and Masters Coach. While there, he was
awarded Age Group Coach of the Year for the Southeastern LSC in
2000 and was selected to the Zone coaching staff. Both there and in
California, Louis has served on various LSC committees.
A swimmer for, and graduate of, the University of South Dakota
with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Louis has a wife,
Suzanne (a former competitive swimmer), a son, Louie (age 7, an
up-and- coming competitive swimmer), and a dog, Bosley (age 4,
who’d rather not swim competitively, but is a natural).
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Cheryl is in her 11th year of coaching with her last 2 as
head age group coach of Tigers.
Cheryl served as head coach of the Southeastern Zone All-star team
in 2011 in which the Southeastern team won the Southern Zone
Championship. Cheryl has also been a part of the Southeastern zone
team coaching staff 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Prior to coaching at Tigers Cheryl coached at Pilot Aquatic Club of
Knoxville Pre-competitive team coordinator as well as Lead Red
group coach and assistant to the head age group coach, the
legendary Jackie Bussard-Bertucci.
Pilot is where Cheryl decided that swimming was going to be a
career for her and Memphis is where this dream came
Cheryl coached summer league in Knoxville for 8 seasons with the
Greater Knoxville Area Interclub Swim Association. Cheryl spent her
last 3 summers in Knoxville coaching the Village Green Gators who
moved up to win the City Championship and Smoky Mountain
Championship in 2008. As a coach Cheryl has become famous for her
energy, team spirit, competitiveness, and most importantly her use
As a swimmer, Cheryl was a four year letter winner and state
qualifier for Coach John Woods at the Girls Preparatory School in
Chattanooga, TN. Cheryl then went on to the University of
Tennessee and is an avid Vol Fan. Cheryl is certified as an
Instructor in spinning, Water Safety and Lifeguarding. Cheryl has a
four year old son named Simon who loves coming to swim practice and
hanging out with the swimmers. Cheryl loves everything about
Memphis, especially Central BBQ and Gus's Fried Chicken.
Coach: White group/ Senior Performance
Coach Bryan has been involved in
Memphis swimming since he began his country club career as a
swimmer at age 8. Since then he has participated in 20
straight city meets (9 as a swimmer, 11 as a coach)! BP swam for 4
years as a Tiger from 98-02. He swam and lettered all 4 years
at CBHS and went on to swim in college at DePauw University in
Bryan has been at the helm of the
Memphis Country Club Stingrays for 10 years and has grown them from
40 to over 160 swimmers in that time. Bryan is the new head coach
at Memphis University School and will be taking over a program that
has won the past 3 Shelby County Championships.
Coach Bryan is glad to have been a
part of Tigers since February 2009 and is excited to see the team
on it's way to achieving great success.