Erik Posegay, Head Coach/CEO
Erik joined NBAC in August of 2011, as a High Performance and Challenge coach, and was named NBAC's fourth Head Coach in June of 2015. Prior to NBAC, Erik had been the Head Coach of the Parkland Aquatic Club (PAAC) from the fall of 2005 through the summer of 2011. Erik took PAAC from a high school feeder program and turned it into the top ranked USA swimming club in Pennsylvania for five years running. During that time, the club nearly doubled in size. The club reached level 3 in the Club Recognition Program and was named a Silver Medal Club for 2011. Erik was named NBAC's Head Coach on June 8, 2015. Additionally, Coach Posegay has served as a coach of the National Junior Team, the USA Swimming Duel in the Pool team and coached the USA World Championship Open Water team the summer of 2015.
During his years at PAAC, Erik coached 5 different swimmers to Olympic Trial Qualifying times. 3 different swimmers have represented the USA on International Teams. Erik was named an assistant coach on the 2010 Junior Pan Pac Team. His swimmers went on to win 4 international medals. He has coached two different swimmers onto the National Junior Team and 1 onto the National Team. Erik had 1 swimmer win a USA Swimming National Title. Swimmers have also finished the year with 9 number 1 age group rankings. Four different swimmers have finished the year with 15 total world rankings. He also coached 6 different swimmers in to the Eastern Zone Select Camp. Erik was also voted as the Middle Atlantic Age Group Coach of the Year 3 straight years from 2008–2010.
Prior to coaching PAAC, Coach Posegay was the assistant coach at the Emmaus Aquatic Club (EMAC) from 2002–2005. He assisted with the senior program and headed up a group in their age group program. He placed swimmers on Zone Teams and had numerous Junior Olympic Champions.
John Cadigan, Director Of Operations
John Cadigan began working at North Baltimore in 1980. John is a senior coach who also serves as the director of the NBAC Swim Camp and was appointed Director of Operations in 2010.
Beginning in 1980 assisting Murray Stephens, John has coached at every level of NBAC from stroke clinic to Masters. In addition, John has coached and won championships as an assistant at Loyola High School (1982–84; 1989–1994), head coach at Archbishop Curley High School (1986-1990), and assisted at Calvert Hall College High School (2006). He has coached Summer League at the Roland Run Club (1983-1987) and Meadowbrook Swim Club (2005–2006).
John serves on the Board of Maryland Swimming as chair of the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame Committee. John works as the general manager of Meadowbrook Aquatic & Fitness Center. An alumnus of Loyola College (B.A. English 1986), John and his wife Connie have five children, two of whom compete for North Baltimore.
Tom Himes, Head Age Group Coach
Tom Himes rejoined NBAC in 2009 after a six year hiatus. As Head Age Group Coach, Himes spent 17 years at NBAC, beginning in 1985, and during that time produced 11 consecutive American Swimming Coaches Association Age Group National Team Championships. He has coached swimmers to 425 National Top 16 rankings, including 74 number one rankings, 37 National Age Group Records and more than 350 Maryland State Records. Himes coached Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Beth Botsford as age groupers in the NBAC system and has produced countless other National Team Athletes. The Maryland Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year award has been named for Coach Himes to honor over 20 years of service to Maryland Swimming. He was inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005.
Tony Lindner, Challenge Coach
Tony returned home in December '07 to begin his second stint with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. He is a Senior Level Coach.
Tony began his coaching career as a Varsity and Junior Varsity coach for Archbishop Curley High School with John Cadigan from 1987–1990, during which time they won a dual meet title, a league championship, and advanced to a higher conference.
Tony's first tenure with NBAC began in 1991 when he initially began working as a Stroke Clinic instructor. He also assisted Head Coach Murray Stephens with the Senior Elite group from 1993–1997 which included Olympians Anita Nall, Beth Botsford, and Whitney Metzler.
After completing graduate school and relocating to San Diego, Tony became a Varsity coach for Cathedral Catholic High School [CCHS], formerly known as University of San Diego High School (Uni). During his time at CCHS/Uni (2000–2007), the girls were five-time CIF regional champions and two-time runners up. The boys finished CIF runners up once. In 2006, the CCHS girls' team finished the season ranked #8 in the country for independent (private) schools. Over eight seasons, the team had multiple All-Americans.
Tony is an alumnus of Archbishop Curley High School, the University of Baltimore (B.S., Finance), and the University of South Carolina (Masters, International Business Studies - MIBS).
Michael Nemeth, HP & Challenge Coach
The youngest of seven children, Mike was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began competitive swimming at the age of 5. He is a 2011 graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School. During high school, Mike was a 4 year varsity member of the Swimming and Diving and Track and Field teams. Mike was also fortunate to represent the United States at the 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Saransk, Russia.
A May of 2015 graduate from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Classical Studies, Mike was a 4 year varsity member and team captain of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Prior to starting at NBAC, Mike was an Assistant Coach at Chartiers Valley Swim Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the past three years. Furthermore, He also was the head coach of the Nevillewood Country Club Swim Team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the past two years.
Solomon Sniad, Imagination & Discovery Coach
Solomon began coaching at NBAC in 2009. Solomon's experience includes teaching swimming at the JCC and three years of teaching at the Michael Phelps Swim School, where he is among the most requested instructors. He has coached the summer league team Meadowbrook Tomatoes in 2009 as an assitant coach and as head coach in 2010 & 2011. He has also taught the NBAC Stoke Clinic. Solomon is the Head Coach for the Bryn Mawr (high school) swim team which placed first in the 2010–2011 IAAM "B" conference championship.
Stevie Posegay - Discovery & Imagination Coach
Stevie Coble Posegay begins her second year in NBAC’s Discovery and Imagination levels. She began coaching for the Ephrata Summer Swim Team from 2004–2007. Upon her college graduation, in 2008, she began coaching for the Lancaster Aquatic Club in Lancaster, PA.. Stevie served as the Head Assistant Coach where she coached several swimmers to Junior Olympics, Zones, the PIAA State Meet, and many team records. Stevie also helped coach a PIAA State record holder, Olympic
Trial qualifier, and a National Youth Team member. Stevie then moved to the Parkland Aquatic Club in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She served as the 8 and under division director, doubling their mini program. In Summer 2011, Stevie also took charge of the 9-10 division at PAAC. She has assisted with the National Team, coaching two National Youth Team members and a National Champion.
Brian Horan - Discovery/Imagination Level Coach
Brian began coaching for Chelenham Aquatic Club, outside Philadelphia, from 2005–2007 before moving to Baltimore. Since moving, he has managed and coached the summer swim team at Otterbein Swim Club from 2008–2013. In addition, he has been a swim instructor at the Michael Phelps Swim School since 2008 and a coach at the NBAC Stroke Clinic.
Kaleb Wylie - Discovery/Imagination Level Coach
Kaleb is excited to begin his first season with NBAC. He is currently a student at Towson University and is pursuing a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. Kaleb has been coaching for four years with numerous USA swim teams in Maryland. He has also taught swim lessons for the past four years. He has coached swimmers from the novice level to the age group level. In addition to coaching year round, he spends his summer coaching in the CMSL.