The Cypress-Fairbanks Swim Club in Northwest Houston has hired Jack Maddan as their new head coach. Maddan takes over for Clayton Cagle, who stepped down after 25 years at the helm of the club that is one of the country’s densest producers of college-level talent. Specifically, the club more popularly known as FLEET has been one of the biggest feeders to the University of Texas, with swimmers like Keith Murphy, Catherine Wagner, Ellen Lobb, Sam Tucker, Cole Cragin, and Neil Caskey counting themselves among the alumni of the program. Historically, the club also produced Olympians Jamie Rauch and Andrew Livinston during Cagle’s tenure.
Maddan comes from the Parkway Swim Club, one of the best in Missouri, where he was the Head Coach. Among his biggest stars include Heather Lundstrom, who is a Missouri State Record holder and recently committed to swim at Tennessee, and Nick Orf, who will be headed to Minnesota in the fall.
Among other of Parkway’s alumni are former Virginia All-American Jenna Harris and the famed Stupp sisters. The Parkway Swim Club finished 2nd at the Columbia Sectionals meet this summer.
Maddan only came to the Parkway Swim Club recently after being named the South Carolina Senior Coach of the Year in 2010. Much like his predecessor, Maddan is very involved in the administrative side of the sport as well, having served as an LSC Senior Chair every year since 2008 (in both North Carolina and South Carolina).
The club has also brought in a new Head Age Group Coach in Andrew Korda from City of Midland Aquatics, where he coached Florida star freshman Natalie Hinds.