Roadrunner Coaching Staff:
Gray Tedder - Director of Roadrunner Aquatics Gray swam sprint freestyle for the University of South Carolina from 2007-2011, where he studied Economics. He previously coached for Sharks Aquatic Club in North Carolina, and Carolina Aquatics in South Carolina. In his first year with Roadrunner Aquatics, the club was recognized as a Silver Medal Club by USA Swimming, had 7 top 5 finishes at Junior Nationals, and placed two swimmers on the USA Swimming National Junior Team. Gray was named to the 2014 National Junior Team coaching staff.
Ben Herboth- Head Diving Coach- Ben is a former USA Diving National Qualifier and ACC Runner-Up. As a University of North Carolina Tar Heel, Ben was the highest point scoring swimmer or diver at the 2005 ACC Championships. Before his collegiate career, Ben was a two-time All-American and four-time Junior National Qualifier.
Michelle Garner- Runner Gold/Head Age Group Coach. Michelle swam Backstroke, Freestyle, and IM at Ventura College from 2006-2008 where she was a two time All-American. She transferred to CSUB and swam from 2009-2011. Michelle brings four years of age group coaching experience to the Roadrunner staff.
Quin Chaves - Senior Runner Coach. Quin swam Fly, IM and Freestyle (distance) for the Men's team at CSUB. Teaching must be in his blood, because when he's not coaching swimming, Quin teaches high school English.
Jeanette Dove - Runner Blue Coach Jeanette is an all-WAC conference swimmer entering her senior year. She brings the experience and knowledge to help bring these young swimmers get the next level of competition. Jeanette will be moving back to coaching the Runner Blue group, as well as overseeing the fall lessons program.
Kim Clereau- Runner Group Coach. Kim will be the coach for the Runner Group, our beginning swimming group. Kim has been involved in Bakersfield area Age Group Swimming for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our coaching staff.
Dennis Cassidy- Dennis is a senior distance swimmer and captain from Whittier, California. He is a kinesiology major. He brings 6 years of swimming experience to our staff. Dennis will assist with Group Two and Runner Elite.