Coach Kelly is entering his 29th year coaching and in his 24th year as head coach of the High Point Stingrays. A graduate and swimmer for Archbishop Ryan HS, he obtained a Bachelor of Science, Financial Management at St. Joseph’s University. Later, he obtained a Masters of Elementary Education from Holy Family College and a Master of Instructional Technology from St. Joseph’s University. He is currently employed by the Central Bucks School District as a sixth grade teacher at Simon Butler Elementary. Currently, he is ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Level II and is currently working towards level III.
His main purpose for coaching is to provide the knowledge and excitement that his coaches gave to him and to share in his love for the sport. Coach Kelly emphasizes stroke technique and mechanics (understanding) integrated within the training. He views every practice as a valuable piece of a puzzle with the finished result showing a knowledgeable and spirited swimmer who learns to be a team contributor.
Ben Komita is a graduate of CB South High School where he was on the varsity swim team for four years and was captain his junior and senior years. He is currently a Freshman at Florida Institute of Technology where he is studying Ocean Engineering and is a member of the varsity rowing team. He began swimming for the Stingrays at age 6 where he swam for 13 years, and he is excited for his first year as a member of the coaching staff.
Spencer Collopy is a graduate of North Penn High School and swam varsity there for 3 years. He is currently attending Ursinus College and is part of the Ursinus swim team. He has been swimming since he was 5 and swam for High Point since he was 8. He is excited to return to High Point as an assistant coach for his fifth year.
Aaron Jordan graduated from North Penn High School, where he was on the varsity swim team for four years and captain his senior year. He is currently attending Emory University studying Chemistry and Sociology. He began swimming at the age of 6 and joined High Point at the age of 9 where he swam for 10 years. Aaron is looking forward to his second great season with the Stingrays as a coach.
Maggie Heigl graduated from Central Bucks South High School, where she swam on the varsity swim team for four years and was captain her senior year. Maggie began swimming when she was eight years old and was apart of the PSC Stingrays for 10 years. She now attends the University of Florida, pursuing a degree in Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning. Maggie looks forward to spending an amazing summer with the Stingrays.