Coaches & Directors
We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

Amanda Cox

Head Coach, Senior Group Coach



Coach Cox is in her 6th year as the Head Coach of MVA and entering her 13th year of coaching. Cox coaches the senior training groups. She is also the head coach for the men’s and women’s swim teams at McCutcheon High School where she has earned four sectional coach of the year, one ICGSA Region One Coach of the year and one NCC Coach of the year honors . 
Coach Cox graduated from Purdue in 2003 with a degree in Biology and a Chemistry minor, later returning to get a teaching license. Cox is now the Honors Biology and a Bio 1 teacher at McCutcheon High School. Coach Cox and her husband have two sons and enjoy sports and family.


Branon T Renick

Head Age Group Coach: Red and Gold Coach


Coach Branon is in his 2nd year with Maverick Aquatics and 4th year of coaching overall. Primarily working with the Red and Gold groups, he has guided athletes to divisional and state cuts as well as multiple new team records!

Before MVA, he served two long course seasons as an assistant coach for the Frankfort Site of Sugar Creek Swim Club. While there he had the opportunity to work with swimmers of all ages and abilities including state and zone qualifiers. He also spent three years with the Frankfort Swim Club in a variety of roles including Head Coach.

He swam competitively for nine years as a member of SCSC and Frankfort Swim Club. During his senior year, he trained under Coach Cox as a member of Maverick Aquatics. Branon was a 4-year varsity letter winner at Frankfort High School where he served as a team captain and garnered all-conference recognition.  

Branon is currently a junior at Purdue University majoring in Business Management.

Clare B Gallagher

Park West Coach, Yellow & Green Asst


Coach Frog is in her 2nd year for coaching at MVA. She also coached green and purple groups last summer for McCutcheon Swim Club. She will be coaching the green, yellow, and white groups at Parkwest this year. Coach Frog has also taught swim lessons for the past 3 years. Coach Frog is currently a senior at McCutcheon High School. She also is a full time swimmer for MVA and McCutcheon High School where she is a team captain. Her favorite stroke is breastroke and the individual medley. Her favorite event is the 100 breastroke. Coach Frog also enjoys running and pet frogs, Conan and Rambo.

Cassandra R Wendall

Green & Yellow Coach


Coach Casey is joining Maverick Aquatics on the coaching side after being a member of MVA since the team got started. Casey is a recent graduate from Lake Erie College where she swam distance, IM, and butterfly events all four years of her collegiate career. Casey studied Early Childhood Education at Lake Erie, and is currently a substitute teacher for Tippecanoe School Corporation. Casey has taught swim lessons at McCutcheon for 9 years as well as coaching the summer league McCutcheon Swim club for 8 years.

Danielle Lynn Auckley

White Group Coach


Danielle is a senior at McCutcheon High School where she is the Co-Captain of the MHS swim team. She has swam competitively since about 7 years old and her two favorite strokes are backstroke and freestyle. Danielle's favorite event is the 100 freestyle which she hold the MHS school record in, as well as the 100 back. Danielle's favorite class is World Literature and she currently works at The Pink Walrus. Danielle plans to swim in college next year  and loves Chinese food. J

Karen Viera Zamora

Assistant Coach


Coach Karen is a junior at McCutcheon High School.  She has been swimming competitively since 8 years old and is currently swimming for MVA and the MHS high school team. Coach Karen will be coaching mostly Tuesdays and Thursdays this season with Green and assisting with White. Karen coached MVA green group last year and has coached MSC green and purple groups. Karen has taught swim lessons for 2 years. Her favorite stroke is butterfly and her favorite events are the 100 and 200 butterfly. Karen enjoys biking, running and loves eating Chinese food and chocolate ice cream

Board of Directors

Jason Huycke



Virginia Huycke



Susan Gallagher

Vice President


Amanda Ray

Social Chair


Dianna Hitze



Micki Merrell

Fundraising Chair