COACHES

John Morrison
Head Women's Swim Coach

 John Morrison is entering his 12th year as the head coach of the Navy women’s swimming program, as well as his 16th year of being associated with the team, in the fall of 2015.  

His teams have tallied a 92-18 record with two undefeated seasons.  Navy has won six Patriot League titles under his leadership and he has been named Patriot League Coach of the Year on five occasions, and ECAC Coach of the Year three times.  In addition to the success on the collegiate level, Coach Morrison has guided midshipmen to compete at the highest levels of USA Swimming including USA Nationals, World Championship Trials, and US Olympic Trials. 

During his 27 years in coaching, John has at University of Tennessee (4 Place at NCAA’s, three Olympians), Rutgers University, Lehigh University (1st place at Patriot League Championships), and Washington & Lee University.  He has also directed several club programs including Ocean County YMCA and Rockbridge County Aquatic Club.  John is passionate about the sport of swimming and all the incredible teaching moments and lessons that sport swimming provides. 

He thrilled to be offering this camp and help your develop your swimmer to be the best they can be.

  

Rob Lias
Associate Head Coach - Women's Swimming

Rob Lias returns for his 10th season as an assistant coach with the Navy women’s swimming program in the fall of 2015.
 
A full-time member of the coaching staff, Lias has been an integral part of Navy’s regular season and postseason success over the last seven seasons. The Mids have compiled a 84-18 regular season record during Lias’ time on The Yard, while winning six Patriot League title and placing second at the meet on three occasions in his nine years. Lias himself was selected as a 2012 Honorable Mention Assistant Coach of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com.
 
Additionally, Lias served as the stroke coach for 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials competitor and three-time NCAA Championship qualifier Thuy-Mi Dinh.
Lias, who serves as Navy’s recruiting coordinator and designs the team’s dryland and strength program, came to Navy after two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Auburn. After the men’s team won the NCAA championship during his initial 2004-05 season, both teams claimed national titles during his final year at the school.
 
He began his coaching career during the summer of 2002 when he served as a volunteer assistant coach at New Paltz High School. After one season on the prep level, he moved on to the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Mount Union College.
 
In addition to his coaching experience, Lias also has run technique based swimming camps across the country through Total Immersion Swimming, Inc.

Justin Livezey
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Men's & Women's Swimming