Head Swim Coach: Rachel Banes
Coach Banes began her swimming career with FLEET and the Heatherwood Hurricanes summer swim team. In high school she was part of the Cypress Creek High school swimming team. She has been coaching youth sports for the past fifteen years, including swimming, diving, water polo and gymnastics.
Coach Banes has coached at several successful local summer swim teams and for Humble, Oak Ridge and currently the Woodlands College Park High school. She has had the opportunity to coach two UIL Texas State Champions and several state finalists. She has also earned several regional and district coach of the year awards in swimming and diving.
Coach Banes earned her degree at the University of Houston, majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in sports business. She currently is a special education teacher and the Head Swimming, Diving and Water polo coach at the Woodlands College Park High School; she also teaches Biology and Physics. She has her teaching certification in special education, life science and physical education.
Coach Banes is married to Jason and they have two boys, Blade (12) and Jett (8). Her sons enjoy soccer, football, basketball and swimming. In her spare time Coach Banes enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and relaxing.
Assistant Swim Coach: Brandon Becker
Coach Brandon Becker is a 2016 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a bachelors degree in History. After swimming for 15 years, he coached summer league in NWAL for 7 years as well as coaching at a fundamental swim academy (FINS) teaching swimmers from the ages of 3-78. He also assistant coached last year at Plano Senior High School where he helped send 7 swimmers to State including a 5th place finish in both the 100 Fly and 100 Breast. He was up in Dallas last year but is so happy to come home and coach at College Park.
Coaching high school swimming is what he has dreamed of doing and now he is ready to fulfill that dream with an excellent school and program. Coach Brandon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dive Coach: Kevin Witt
Coach Kevin Witt is the current Natatorium Coordinator/Aquatic's Director for Conroe ISD in addition to serving as the head coach for the Cavalier Dive Team. Before coming to CISD, Coach Witt was Head Women's Diving Coach for Colorado State University, an NCAA Division I institution, for 11 seasons from 2005-2016. Before that, Coach Witt taught 6th grade in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was Head Diving Coach for Poudre School District in Colorado for 10 years. In this position, he coached athletes from 4 high schools, and multiple middle schools. He also owned and operated The Fort Collins Diving Club, a USA Diving and AAU Diving Club, for over 20 years. The Fort Collins Diving Club produced over 50 high school state finalists, 22 Colorado and Wyoming High School State Champions, 18 Interscholastic High School All-Americans, 1 National Interscholastic High School National Champion, multiple Zone and National Junior and Senior qualifiers, as well as 1 Junior Olympic National 1 Meter Champion in 2002, and 4 different AAU National Champions during that time. While coaching at CSU, Coach Witt's divers earned multiple All Mountain West Conference honors, and hold all time school records in all three diving events (1 meter, 3 meter, and platform). Several divers qualified for, and made finals at both the Mountain West Conference Championships, as well as the NCAA Zone meet each year. Over 40 athletes from the club went on to dive at various NCAA Division I and Division II programs across the country. The Colorado High School Swim Coaches Association named Coach Witt it's Coach of the Year four times. Coach Witt graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing and graduated from The University of Northern Colorado in 2000 with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. We are excited to see what Coach Witt has in store for CP!