MEET OUR COACHES
Our coaches/mentors have all grown up on this team and will work with all the age groups doing drills, kick sets, and working on technical issues. We have a wealth of knowledge on our team, use the resources available to you. For private lessons (any age!) or help with your stroke technique, please click their name to contact any one of them directly for availability and fees.
All coaches have to have current lifeguard certifications.
Head Coach - Sam Barry
Sam has been involved with the Heritage Oaks swim team for 14 years, and he enters his fifth year of being Head Coach. The love of the sport inspired him to compete with Stingrays Swimming for 10 years during which he swam on the state team multiple times. He also swam for Hillgrove High School’s Hydro Hawks all four years, lettering every year, and taking the team to state. Only recently was his relay team's school record broken. Sam is a senior at the University of Georgia studying biology with intent to go into nursing, and is very excited to return and is ready for another fantastic season!
Coach - Courtney Baskerville
Courtney is a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University. Her declared major is Sports Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy. She has a swim career of eleven years now. Her career has taken place on this team and Hillgrove High School’s varsity swim team. She joined Heritage Oaks at the age of eight and has made competitive swimming a big part in her life ever since. Courtney specializes in freestyle sprints, easily her best event. She brings to the team helpful technique, good sportsmanship, and a fun competitive spirit. This is Courtney’s third year coaching the Torpedoes. Coaching holds a special place in her heart. Like every year, Courtney is excited to see what this season has in store!
Coach - Anna Coleman
Anna is a graduating senior from Hillgrove High School. She was captain of the Swim and Dive Team this past year and she enjoyed it very much. She has been swimming with HOT since she was six years old, swam for Stingrays for 4 years, and swam for the high school team all four years, varsity lettering for all of them and competing at the State Championship. This will be her 3rd year of coaching, and she is super excited to see all the new and old faces! She specializes in butterfly sprints and she loves to coach kids of all ages. In the fall, she will be attending Kennesaw State University where she plans to major in English
Coach - Robin Stein
Robin Stein is a rising senior at Kennesaw Mountain High School and has been swimming for the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since age five. She has had experience with both Stingrays and Marlins swim teams. She currently swims on the Kennesaw Mountain High school team, and has received a varsity letter for all years. Robin is also a varsity cross-country runner who helped bring her team to state. She has volunteered numerous hours at the Jr. Mustang running camp, and she loves helping kids in any way she can, whether it's through the swim team or private lessons. After her two years of coaching experience, she can't imagine spending her summer doing anything else!
Coach - Kevin Donahoe
Kevin is a rising junior at Hillgrove High School and has been part of the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since starting as a rookie swimmer 11 years ago. He was a member of both the Stingrays and Tidal Waves swim teams for many years. Kevin plays football and basketball, and swam for the high school this past year. Kevin enjoys working with the swimmers because he knows how instrumental his coaches were to him as a new swimmer and hopes to encourage kids the same way. In his spare time, you can find Kevin reading all about shoes since sneakers are his passion.
Coach - Kaitlyn Bauer
Kaitlyn is a rising senior at Hillgrove High school and has been swimming on the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes since she was five years old. She swam for her high school swim team her freshman and sophomore years, lettering in both. Throughout both years, Kaitlyn has maintained a high GPA and managed all of her extracurricular activities. She plans to take on her last two years with the same drive she had in her first two. Although she helped out last year, she was not a coach and is very excited to officially take on that role this summer.
Coach - Rebecca Kenny
Rebecca is a rising senior at Hillgrove High school. She has been swimming for the Torpedoes since she was 5 years old. Rebecca also swims for the Hillgrove High school swim team and Tidal Waves. Rebecca has lettered all 3 years. Rebecca works at Stonebridge Church in the daycare. She loves working with children.
Coach - Cullen Fields
Cullen has been swimming since he was five years old and started that career with the Heritage Oaks Torpedoes. He was a coach for the Torpedoes for the first two years of high school and is returning for a third year. Cullen decided to swim year-round when he was eight and his current club team is the Marietta Marlins, who he has been with for eight years. During his time on the Marlins he was able to compete at the national level at meets such as Senior Sectionals and Junior Nationals. At one point Cullen and the Marlins held a state record in 400 Medley Relay. He also had a successful four years on his high school team, the Hillgrove Hydro Hawks. During his time with the Hawks he medaled twice at High School State in the 100 Butterfly and his Medley Relay took the state title both his Junior and Senior years. Cullen just finished his first year at Garner-Webb University and his first season swimming as a Runnin’ Bulldog. He had a great start to his collegiate career with third place finishes in both the 100 Butterfly (48.41) and 200 Butterfly (1:49.06) at the CCSA Conference Championship meet. Cullen then qualified for the Division I National Invite where he placed top eight in both the 100 and 200 Butterfly. He looks forward to once again coaching for the Torpedoes and brings with him new technical knowledge from his first year of college swimming.