Liz Badley is excited to return as the Hammerheads Head Coach in 2018!
She began her coaching career on the ice in 1996 as a junior coach for the skate-4-fun summer skate camp, coaching both roller blading and ice skating. She transferred her coaching skills to the water in 1998 and has coached or taught swimming for a USA swim club's Swim School, Worldgate Sport and Health, RSTA, Reston Association, NVSL, Herndon Community Center, Oak Marr Rec Center, South Lakes High School, Herndon Aquatic Club, and the Potomac Valley Zones Team. In 2001 she added dive coach to her resume, working with Chantilly High School (01-02), South Lakes High School (05-present), Herndon Community Center (06-present), and Oak Marr Rec Center (07-2015).
Liz doesn’t just coach swimming when she’s on the pool deck. She uses swimming as a place to practice life skills, such as goal setting, hard work, dedication, and confidence, which will outlast the swimmer’s time on the pool deck. She brings her passionate belief that every swimmer is capable of success to every practice and every interaction with the kids.
Outside of coaching, Liz loves running, open water swimming, photography, and her puppy Penny! The kids joke that they can hear Coach Liz underwater because her cheering is so loud at meets! She has worked full time for the Reston Association in the parks and recreation maintenance facility for the past 8 years, but will be returning to teaching in the fall of 2017.
Megan Wright is excited to return as the Head Assistant Coach of the Hammerheads for 2018!
Megan is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and moved to the Reston area 4 years ago. Megan graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Exercise Science, upon graduation she started working at a physical therapy clinic when she decided to go back to school to become a teacher as she missed working with kids. Megan is currently a first grade teacher at Coates Elementary in Herndon. Growing up you could not get Megan away from the pool. Megan was on swim team year round from 5 years old until graduating at 18. The last few years on the summer team she helped coach the 6 and unders. Once old enough she became a lifeguard and swim instructor where she taught swim lessons for 7 years. Outside of swimming and teaching Megan likes to travel back to Delaware to spend time with family and friends as well as visiting the beach. You can often catch her relaxing watching a movie, going for a bike ride or walk.