Josh Williams is returning for his 5th season of coaching for the Holly Glen Hammerheads. Coach Josh has over 15 years of swimming and coaching experience. He began swimming at 9 years old in Atlanta, Georgia. As a high school swimmer, he won a number of awards and two state championships.
From 1999-2003 Josh was a scholarship swimmer at Clemson University where he swam the individual medley (IM), breaststroke, sprint freestyle and on relay teams. At Clemson he was awarded the “Coaches Award” his freshman year and “Most Inspirational” his senior year. Josh was a varsity letterman and an All American Athlete all four years at Clemson.
Josh has trained under several Olympic coaches, including John Bowles and Bruce Marchionda.
During summer breaks from Clemson, Josh coached summer league programs and gave private swim lessons. He was the summer head coach of Fairfield Aquatic Swim Team (GA) from 1999-2003, leading the team to two county championships in 2002 and 2003.
Josh and his wife, Sarah, moved from Charleston, SC to Holly Springs in 2012 and into the neighborhood in 2013. They have two kids, Anna and Jacob. He is very excited to be a part of this neighborhood team and looks forward to coaching again!
Chelsea Vaughn is returning for her 3rd season of supporting the Holly Glen Hammerheads. Coach Chelsea has over 15 years of swimming and coaching experience. Her swimming career began at 8 years old as a year-round competitive swimmer with Greensboro Swimming Association (SwimGSA). She competed for 10 years and excelled as a swimmer, specializing in breaststroke and the individual medley. Growing up, she also participated in her neighborhood summer swim team, lifeguarded, and gave swim lessons.
After taking a brief hiatus during college, she joined the NC State Club Swim Team and continued to enjoy the competition, exercise, and mental clarity that swimming provided. During summer breaks from NC State, she coached a summer league program back in Greensboro and continued to give private lessons, as well.
Chelsea and her husband, Spencer, both graduated from NC State and decided to stay in the area, moving into the neighborhood in 2016. They have two children, Owen (4.5) and Blair (3). Coach Chelsea can't wait to see what this year has in store for the Holly Glen Hammerheads!!
Terri Wasley will be helping coach the younger swimmers. She is originally from Central New York and started swimming in the summers at a local country club at the age of 10. She went on to swim for her high school team and also four years in college, at SUNY Oswego. She was a lifeguard and swim instructor as well.
Terri moved to North Carolina twenty years ago with her husband Jim. They have lived in Holly Springs for sixteen years. She teaches Spanish at HSHS and also coaches youth lacrosse for 919 NC.
Terri is excited to help the little ones be involved in the Hammerheads swim team.
We will have lots of Fun!