2017 FMKP Waves Coaching Staff
Head Coach John Dissinger
Coach John Dissinger has coached in the Kingwood/Humble area for almost 20 years in the club, high school, and summer league areas. He is currently the head girls coach at Kingwood Park High School where his team has captured back to back Region Championships. During his seven years as a head high school coach his swimmers have captured numerous All District, All Region, and All State awards. Coach John also currently serves as the president of the Eagle Swimming Association. In the last ten years, ESA swimmers have set numerous Gulf Swimming and Texas Swimming State Records including one USA Swimming National Record. Prior to ESA, Coach John was the head age group coach for Blue Tide Aquatics. His teams at BTA set several Gulf Swimming and Texas State Records and captured two Texas Age Group Swimming Championships.
Assistant Coach Julia O’Bryant
Julia has been swimming since she joined the Waves at age five, and she and her three best friends still hold the 11-12 Girls 200 Medley Relay record today. When she was six, she began swimming year round with Blue Tide Aquatics and continued until she became a Waves coach last season. Julia has attended swim camps at both the University of Texas and Texas A&M. She also swam varsity for Kingwood High School as a freshman, and lettered in her favorite event, the 500 freestyle. Prior to working for the Waves, Julia has coached young swimmers at both the YMCA swim lesson program and the Blue Tide summer start up clinics. Her other activities at KHS include playing the viola and serving as Vice President of HOSA. She is excited to be back with the Waves this summer for her third season as a coach of the Waves, and looks forward to another fun season.
Assistant Coach Kayla Armitage
Kayla has been swimming for 11 years since she joined the FMKP Waves when she was six. She swam at Kingwood HS for 3 years and is currently swimming for Blue Tide Aquatics. In her 3 years at KHS, Kayla has placed at Districts in the 100 fly, 50 free, 200 IM and both 200 and 400 Free relays. Along with swimming, Kayla is an active member of the National Honor Society, Best Buddies, Ambassador Club and a member at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood. Kayla loved working with the Waves last year and is excited to see what this new season will bring. Go Waves!!!!