Coaching Staff

Coach Ryan started swimming at the age of 5 like most kids do with their local city summer recreational swim team. It really wasn’t until Ryan was in his early teens that his love for swimming started to develop. Throughout junior high and high school career Ryan swam for Rio Swim Club under the direction of Dave Tait and Desert Thunder Aquatics under the directions of Brad Hering and Glen Coy. It was during club that he swam at Junior Nations, set team records and honed his skills in Breaststroke and the Individual Medley. During High School he swam for Dobson High under Jeff Anderson and was runner up at State his junior year in the 100 yard breaststroke followed by becoming state champion and All American his senior year.

After high school he continued his swimming career at The University of Arizona under the direction of the national and Olympic swim team head coach Frank Busch. At The University of Arizona he trained under breaststroke and IM extraordinaire Greg Rhodenbaugh who is now the head coach at The University of Missouri. During his summers in college is where he found his niche for coaching. Ryan was able go back and coach for the team that started him in a life in swimming. After graduating with a Bachelors in History Ryan took a hiatuses from swimming. In 2017 Ryan got back into the swimming community as the Assistant swim coach for the Higley Knights. Ryan will be returning for his second year with the Higley Swim Team.

Outside of swimming Ryan is married with two kids and loves to spend time with his family outdoors, off road and doing mechanical things.

Coach Jaime McClure is an Arizona Native and was an age group competitive swimmer in the valley.  She was a multi-sport athlete who bounced between the pool, the volleyball court, and the softball field.  It was soon after high school that she realized her true passion was teaching and coaching swimming.  She has over 20 years of pool experience as an instructor, coach, and aquatics coordinator.  She is so excited to be a part of the Higley coaching staff this year!

Coach McClure graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University with a Masters in Educational Leadership, and is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.  She has been teaching in the Higley Unified School District for the last 6 years via Mesa Public Schools and is currently the Title 1 Coordinator and Math interventionist at San Tan Elementary.  Coach McClure lives in the Higley community and has a daughter who is junior in high school.

Coach Anna Kiley has been a teacher in the Higley district since 2012 and is excited to join the Knights Swim and Dive team this year as the assistant coach. A former Colorado high school state competitive swimmer, Coach Kiley brings a passion for the sport and a deep desire to help student athletes succeed. Academic success is a high priority for Coach Kiley who teaches biology at Higley High School and looks forward to serving as both an academic mentor as well as a coach.

Spencer Lamoreaux joined the team in 2017, and is back to take the team to greater heights in 2018.  He is a former competitive diver for Brigham Young University.