2018 Coaching Staff 

2018 Coaching Staff

Brian Cheng, Head Coach

Coach Brian has been head coach of the Stonegate Serpents since 2005. He coaches the National Developmental Group and Advanced Juniors for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club's (RMSC) MLK site, where he’s also administrative coach, and is a physical education teacher at Twinbrook Elementary School. Coach Brian has been a Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) coach and/or swimmer for the past 32 years; many of those years have been spent swimming and coaching alongside his little sister, Anna. Brian is looking forward to coaching the team with long-time Serpents, Anna, Rachel, Brady, Caroline, and Aaron, as well as meeting many new Serpents!

Anna Cheng, Assistant Coach

Coach Anna has been an assistant coach of the Serpents since 2009. She began coaching in MCSL in 1998 and also is a head coach at RMSC’s MLK site. Growing up, Coach Anna swam in MCSL for 13 years, for RMSC for 11 years, and for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School for four years. When she’s not coaching, Anna is a kindergarten teacher in Rockville and teaches group and private swim lessons. Anna, the sister of Head Coach Brian, is also a proud mother of two boys, 15-year-old John and 13-year-old Justin. She says she feels blessed to work with children throughout the year and that coaching, teaching and being a mom are her true passions.

Caroline Lamb, Assistant Coach

Coach Caroline, a 2017 graduate of James Hubert Blake High School, just finished her freshman year at the University of Virginia. A swimmer on the Serpents since she was 7 years old, Coach Caroline is active at UVA in Madison House, a community service organization, and HackCville, in which she participated in the social entrepreneurship program. “I can’t wait to cheer on the new and returning Serpents and see their progress throughout the season,” she says. “Get ready to go all out for meet themes!”

Brady Ott, Assistant Coach

Coach Brady, a 2018 graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, has been a member of the Serpents swim team for 13 years, and this is his second year on the coaching staff. In the fall, Coach Brady will head off to Juniata College in Huntington, Pa., where he’ll continue his swimming career. “This is my last year swimming as a Serpent. I just want it to last, live it out, and have an amazing year with my favorite team.”

Rachel Sigwalt, Assistant Coach

Coach Rachel will be a junior at Towson University in the fall, where she will study communications and play club lacrosse. She is a diehard Serpent, having been a team member from the time she was 3 years old. Coach Rachel says the team is a family to her and she can’t imagine summer without everyone involved with the team. “This year will be my second year coaching, and I’m even more excited for this season than I was the last one, which I didn’t think was possible,” she says. Coach Rachel is looking forward to all of the competitive fun times that the summer swim season will bring. “Go Serpents!!!”

Aaron Stanton, Assistant Coach 

Coach Aaron, a 2018 graduate of Blake High School, will head off to Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., in the fall. There, he will study environmental studies and be a member of the swim team. He’s been a Serpent since the age of 7 and played baseball and basketball and ran track before focusing on swimming in high school. “One thing I love the most about Stonegate is the family that we built here that goes beyond swimming,” he says. Coach Aaron is excited to join the staff this summer because he loves seeing the team improve and wants to give back the knowledge he’s gained over the years. His goal? To get all the kids he coaches into a meet by the end of the summer, swimming at least two strokes. 

2018 Team Representatives  

Team representatives serve a variety of purposes for the Stonegate Serpents—including being a resource for parents who need information about the team. We can answer questions about practice and meet schedules, the difference between “A” and “B” meets, which volunteer positions are beginner level and which require some training or certification, how to become a certified official, what to bring to the Friday night potluck, where to buy team gear (and less expensive practice suits), and a whole host of other issues. We’ve been around a while, and we’re here to help as much as we can—or to point you in the direction of help.

 Tommy Lang, Henry Gruner, Eileen Lamb

Tommy Lang, Henry Gruner, Eileen Lamb

A meet reps

Henry Gruner hgruner@hotmail.com

Henry’s family got involved with the Stonegate Serpents in 2007 when his and his wife Linda’s two sons joined the pre-team. David, 17, swam for seven years on the team and will be a senior at Blake High School in the fall. Ryan, 16, is still a team member and will be a junior Springbrook High School in September.  

Eileen Lamb eileennl@aol.com

Eileen’s family has been involved with the Serpents since 2006, Her husband Tom serves as head timer on Saturday mornings, and their three daughters swim on the team: Caroline, 18, is an assistant coach for the Serpents and just finished her freshman year at the University of Virginia; Shannon, 16, will be a senior at Blake High School in the fall; and Amy, 13, will enter eighth grade at White Oak Middle School in September.

Tom Lang tlang@moagandcompany.com

Tom’s family first got involved with the Serpents in 2011, and now his and his wife Erika’s three children are members of the team. Ben, 15, will be a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School; Molly, 12, will be a seventh-grader at White Oak Middle School; and Cameron, 9, will be a fourth-grader at Stonegate Elementary School in the fall. Tom will take over Henry’s role as A meet rep in summer 2019.
 

 HilLary Jackson & Pam Troutman

HilLary Jackson & Pam Troutman

 

B meet reps

Hillary Jackson hilljax@yahoo.com

Hillary’s family has been involved with the Stonegate Serpents since 2012, and she and her husband Matt Jeffery have two children on the team. Eve, 12, will be an eighth-grader at Briggs Chaney Middle School, and Harry, 10, will be a fifth-grader at Cloverly Elementary School in the fall.

Pam Troutman pamtroutman21@gmail.com

Pam’s family got involved with the Serpents in 2011, and her and her husband Doug’s two kids swim for the team. Emily, 17, will be a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in the fall, and Max, 15, will be sophomore at Blake High School in September.