|Head Coach:||Gina Spataro Zayas|
|Asst. Head Coach:||Bethany Siebelink|
|Asst. Coaches:||Courtney Black, Bethany Freeman, Jack Prud'homme, Amy Taffinder,
Nicole Stabler, Miranda Wadehra and Maddie Wright.
We want to thank all of our 2018 Coaches and Junior Coaches and wish them the best!
Gina, head coach of the WBA, is returning for her 21st season as part of the coaching staff. Gina and her husband Mike have been married for 16 yrs and live in Round Rock with their three sons Riley (13) and Luke (11) who are both WBA swimmers and the newest member of their family Cooper (5 months). Gina has a degree in education from Texas A&M University. In the off season she stays busy home schooling her sons, being a mom and spending time with family. Gina is looking forward to another great Armada season!
Bethany swam on the Armada for 10 years and has coached the Armada multiple years since 2009. She has enjoyed her work as a physical therapist assistant since graduating in 2015 and she is grateful for the traveling opportunities that it has opened up for her. Bethany and Josh, her husband of 3 years, enjoy camping, hiking, traveling, and drinking coffee together.
After finishing up her first year at the University of North Texas, Courtney is excited to be joining the team for her second summer as a swim coach! Courtney swam with the Armada from the age of six until she was fifteen, and she junior coached for the team for one summer. She also swam on Texas Gold for nine years and is currently on the UNT Swim Club.
She can't wait for the season ahead and is excited to share her love for the sport with the team.
Bethany began swimming with the Wells Branch Armada when she was nine years old and junior coached for two years. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly. Last year, she took a break from swimming and is excited to be back with the team. Her love for swimming and for children will create a fun and memorable summer. Over the last few months, she has been in South Carolina with her family.
Nicole swam with Armada for 6 years and junior coached 3 years. She loved swimming with Armada and looks forward to working with the team this summer. Nicole will graduate from Cedar Ridge High School in May. She runs for the cross country and track team, and occasionally participates in triathlons. This fall she will be attending Texas A&M, majoring in Industrial Engineering.
Amy’s family has been a part of the Well’s Branch Armada swim team since 1999. She had the great experience of swimming for the team for 13 years and during her last season she also had the privilege of coaching for the team. Amy greatly enjoyed her time coaching last year and is looking forward to this season of swimming. She loves to swim and coach butterfly and backstroke. Amy is a recent high school graduate from home schooling. She has also been taking classes at ACC and hopes to enter into the Surgical Technology program there. She is very excited to see what this summer holds for the Armada.
Miranda has swum with Armada since she was six years old. She also swam for the McNeil High School varsity team and loved it. This is her 3rd summer coaching with the team. Miranda currently goes to Southwestern University and is majoring in Environmental Studies.
She's excited for another great season!
Maddie swam for Armada for 13 years and was a Jr. Coach for four of those years before aging out last summer. She is excited to be returning as an Assistant Coach this year. She is graduating from Cedar Ridge High School where she was a member of both the CRHS Swim team and Water Polo team's for the past four years. Maddie is currently employed as a Lifeguard with the Wells Branch MUD and is a Swim Instructor at Ready Go Swim.
Maddie is looking forward to a fun and exciting summer with Armada and hopes to help kids find the same passion with water that she has found.