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Coaching Staff

Dave Smith

Head Coach

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Coach Smith is entering his 14th year of coaching swimming. He has coached numerous state qualifiers, state placers, zone qualifiers and zone placers at both the High School and club levels

 
Prior to coming to the Great Lakes Tritons, Coach Smith held other head coaching positions and has obtained many awards and championships. Here is a brief list of some of Coach’s accomplishments:
 
   Head Coach of the Warren Jaguars for 8 years
   Head Boys Varsity Coach at Warren Mott for 6 years
   Coached Warren Mott Boys to 1997 MAC White Division Meet Swim Championship
   1997 Macomb County Coach of the Year
   Coached Warren Mott Boys to 1999 MAC White Dual & Divisions Meet Swim Team Championship
   1999 MAC White Division Boys Swim Coach of the Year
   In 6 years of Coaching at Warren Mott High, the Boys team broke every school record.
   Head Girls and Boys Varsity Coach at Warren Woods Tower High School for 3 years.
   Coached WWT Girls to 2002 MAC Blue Dual Meet Swim Team Championship
   2002 MAC Blue Division Girls Swim Coach of the Year
   Coached WWT Boys to 2004 MAC Gold Dual & Division Meet Team Championship
   2004 MAC Gold Division Boys Swim Coach of the Year
   Coached Star Aquatic Club for 2 years
 
Coach Smith is also entering his 4th year as Head Girls and Boys Varsity Coach at Henry Ford II High School. Even with only 4 years at Henry Ford II HS, Coach Smith has achieved numerous goals with his high school team:
 
   Coached HFII Girls to 2006 MAC White Dual & Division Meet Swim Team Championship
   Coached HHFII Girls to the 2006 Macomb County Championship
   2006 MAC White Division Girls Swim Coach of the Year
   2006 Macomb County Coach of the Year
   Coached HFII boys 2007 MAC Blue Division Meet Swim Team Championship
 
Outside of his commitment and dedication to his swimmers, Coach smith also enjoys spending time with his son and family. Other enjoyments include camping, swimming, weight lifting, running, and watching movies and reality TV.

Tony R Grice

Assistant Head Coach

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Coach Tony has a long history involved in swimming. He has taught swim lessons for 15 years and has been coaching for over 11 years. Coach Tony swam for the St. Clair Shores Lakers, Macomb “Y” Marlins, Notre Dame High School and Wayne State University.
 
In High School, Coach Tony received All-State honors and was a National qualifier with the Marlins. He swam in college for four years and was a four-year letterman. Coach Tony began teaching swim lessons at Fraser High School during high school and later moved on to teach swim lessons at the St. Clair Shores Pool during college. He also began coaching summer programs at Fraser, and continued on coaching with the St. Clair Shores Sea Serpents and the St. Clair Shores Lakers. Coach Tony was the Head Coach of the Macomb Marlins for two years, where he had many national qualifiers and they had their highest finish at the Zone Meet (5th). He also coached the girls and boys team at L’Anse Creuse High School for six years. They had many division championships and the boy’s team won the County Championship in 2007. The girl’s team was the runner-ups in the county meet multiple times.
 
Over the past two summers, Coach Tony has also coached the Pleasant Ridge Swim Team.
 
Tony is going to be student teaching at L’Anse Creuse School District in the fall to be a certified in Physical Education and Health for grades K-12. Coach Tony’s hobbies include playing many sports including softball, hockey, working out and he still enjoys swimming competitively. He participates in the United States Masters Swimming. He also enjoys boating, fishing and other water sports.

Haley M Genord

Age Group Coach

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Megan Davis

Age Group Coach

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Lindsay Thompson

Age Group Coach

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