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Head Coach: Brendon Leach

Email: brendon.leach@orendaeducation.org

Gateway Position: Elementary PE

Background:

Coach Leach is stoked to be head coach for the Gateway Gators swim team. As Head Coach his goal is to create an atmosphere of training and camaraderie that develops swimmers who consistently move on to compete at the regional, state, and collegiate levels. He also uses swimming as a vessel for swimmers to learn more about themselves, how to treat others, and the importance of attitude and character development. He strongly believes in building confidence in his athletes through growing their knowledge of the sport and overcoming challenges.

Coach Leach was a member of Lone Star Aquatic Club as an age group swimmer, competing at TAGS and Sectionals. He is also a former high school All-American and 5A State Champion in the 200 yard medley relay representing Round Rock High School in 2009. After high school, he took his talents to Incarnate Word where he was a two-year letter winner for the Cardinals. Before coaching at Gateway, Coach Leach coached for Lone Star Aquatic Club for four years. While at Lone Star he gained experience working with swimmers in stroke development and technique and played a crucial role in training athletes to qualify for State and Zone level competition. During the summer he is the head coach for the Block House Creek Tidal Waves.

Coach Leach is a Round Rock native and a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Kinesiology and Health. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, paddle-boarding, and running with his dog around Town Lake.


Assistant Coach: Miranda Maley

Coach Maley is very excited to be joining the Gator swim team! She is looking forward to improving skills, perfecting techniques, and elevating each athlete's ability. Prior to becoming a Gator, Coach Maley attended Texas A&M University where she graduated with honors with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. After college she moved to Houston where she taught 10th grade chemistry, 11th grade physics, 12th grade anatomy and physiology, while coaching swimming and diving for four years at a 6A high school. Coach Maley competitively swam for 10 years, was academic All-American, and female captain for her varsity 5A team.   

Email: miranda.maley@orendaeducation.org

Gateway Position: 8th Grade Science

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Assistant Coach: Zachary Basso

Email: zach.basso@orendaeducation.org

Gateway Position: AP US History, Pre-AP US History, Macroeconomics, AP Gov



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