Harris was previously the head coach for the Revere SandSharks Swim Club in Boston, MA. Info from simple Internet search of the SandSharks does not do Coach Harris’ efforts in Boston justice. Through the Search Committee’s and Board’s multiple interviews and reference checks, we found that he took on the challenge of making the best opportunity for a rec league program in in one of the most economically disadvantaged areas of suburban Boston.
Though the initial competitive team is small when compared to the Barracudas, it was a big first step, and a successful one. He guided one of his first-year competitors to a 2nd place finish at the Bay State Games in the 100 Meter Backstroke for the 11-12 Girls Age Group. Additionally, in his first year as Head Coach in the New England LSC, Harris received the honor of being selected as coach of the LSC Boys 15-18 Zone Team for the 2017 Eastern Zone Long Course Championships. That’s pretty heavy stuff and we look forward to his energy, enthusiasm and dedication to take the Barracudas to higher levels of success both in swimming and in life.
Before his time with the SandSharks, Harris coached both high school and other larger; more established USA Swimming clubs and worked in marketing for University of Utah Athletics. Some of Coach Harris’ experience involves working with 10+ high school state finalist, USS state qualifiers and finalist, and USS Western zones qualifiers.
Harris is a Colby-Sawyer College and University of Utah Alumni. He obtained his Coaching Certification and Associates from Colby-Sawyer, which involves Sport Physiology, Sport Psychology, Coaching Fundamentals, and a myriad of other coaching courses. Harris obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah in Sport Management making Dean’s List.
During his years as a Colby-Sawyer Charger, though he swam events of all strokes, Harris primarily competed in the 200 Free, 100 Free, and 100 Butterfly.
Coaching Experience, Education, and Honors
2017 Eastern Zones Coach; New England Boys 15-18 Coach
- Eastern Zones Long Course Champions
- ASCA 3 Educated
- Coaching Certification; Colby-Sawyer College 2015
- Head Coach; Revere SandSharks Swim Club 2016-17
- Head Coach; West Jordan High School 2015-16
- Age Group Coach; Kearns Youth Aquatic Team (KYAT) 2015-16
- Assistant Coach; Riverton High School 2014-15
- Head Coach; J.L. Sorenson Squids Swim Team 2014-15
Swimming Experience and Honors
Colby-Sawyer College Men’s Swim Team; New London, NH
- Member of the current 400 Free Relay Record
- New England Championships (NEISDA) 2012, 2013,2014
- Athlete of the Week Awards 2013
- Varsity Letter winner all years competed