Coach Schaefer has been with the Sun Devils since the summer of 2000. In his 19 years the accolades are strong as they stem from Washington Post and Montgomery Gazette Coach of the Year to Division E titles, but the element where he hangs his hat is the one win in Division A during the summer of 2017. He has seen over 2000 swimmers and divers go through the CG system and treats all of his athletes and parents as his own family. Geoff teaches English at Walt Whitman High in Bethesda and recently retired from coaching high school swimming and volleyball so he could raise his two daughters better. He looks forward to the Saturday morning theme execution, Friday night pep rallies and the B meets that take less than two hours! PASL for life!!!
Mashal is a recent graduate of Northwestern University where she was a diver on the women’s swimming and diving team. At Northwestern, she officially finished out her diving career totaling to 16 years in the sport. After graduation, Mashal worked on the JB Pritzker for Illinois Governor campaign where her work helped contribute to a Democratic sweep in Illinois for the 2018 midterms. After, she was sent to Jacksonville, Florida to serve as a Site Leader in the senate recount. Until May, she was working at the Center for International Policy, specifically focusing on United States arms deals with Saudi Arabia and foreign influence in American politics. She is also coaching in Germantown for Montgomery Dive Club after her daytime job, and has been coaching, both summer league and national teams, since 2011. Mashal coached and dived for Country Glen from 2011-2013 and won All Stars in her age group in 2011 and in 2013. She is very excited to come back to Country Glen and coach the divers she did 8 years ago, along with the new divers who are eager to join in for the 2019 season
Drew is back for his 27th summer at The Glen, 8th as a coach. Drew’s legendary status continues to grow and his accolades are endless: a natural born pool-rat, he is the inventor of the flying eggroll, went 9 years being the first in the pool on opening day (he may have camped out a few times), 7-time 4th of July T-shirt relay champion (free the 4), CEO of Camp Fundevils, greased watermelon 2x MVP (1 as kid, 1 as adult), etc. Drew is a member of the CG swim team Hall of Fame holding the 100m back record (58.75). He also holds the fastest time ever recorded in the well (1.98), along with being on every well-relay record. Drew teaches 6th grade math at Sligo Middle School and coaches the Einstein High School Swim & Dive team in the winter. He looks forward to creating epic Saturday themes this summer, continuing to be a part of the CG family, and always protecting The Glen.
Ian has been swimming with Country Glen since 2006 and holds the Boys 15-18 free record as well as numerous relay records. A 2018 graduate of Winston Churchill HS, Ian swam with the Bulldogs as one of their captains, and along with multiple appearances at Metros, Regionals and States meets, he helped lead the team to its first undefeated season in 20 years. Ian is a rising sophomore at the Cornell University College of Engineering and swims with their Division I varsity team.
Robby has been swimming with Country Glen since 2007, since he was 7 years old. Robby started coaching in 2014 with Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins, and for the last two years has been working as a volunteer with Sports Plus, a group that provides swim lessons to children with disabilities. He also has spent time with the Churchill Swim and Dive Team, and this past year was a manager for the team. This is Robby’s tenth year as a Sun Devil and his first year as a coach for Country Glen.
Junior Assistant Swim Coach / Assistant Dive Coach
Olya has been a Sundevil since she was 6. This will be Olya’s fourth summer as a dive coach and first summer as a swim coach. Olya started coaching for the Montgomery Dive Club (MDC) in 2016, and has been a part of MDC’s USA Diving National Team, competing in Zone and Regional meets. Year-round, Olya swims with Kevin Fisher’s RMSC Advanced Seniors’ Group, but her proudest athletic accomplishment is being a member of the winning greased watermelon team in 2017. Olya cannot wait for legendary Saturday themes and more cowbell this summer.
Rachel has been swimming with Country Glen since 2015, and with MCSL since 2009. She is a rising junior at Winston Churchill High School, and has been on their swim team for two years. She began coaching in 2016 with Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins, and has been volunteering with the CG team for four years. Rachel also swims year-round in the Advanced Senior group at RMSC. This is Rachel’s fourth year as a Sun Devil and her first year as a coach for Country Glen.
Jordan has been swimming for the Sun Devils since 2009, when he was 7. Throughout Jordan’s time at Country Glen, he has received Coaches Award, won team high point various times, set records, and placed in the top three at MCSL all-stars in multiple events. Jordan is also a year round competitive swimmer for the Monocacy Aquatic Club and has competed in Zone and Sectional Competitions across the East Coast. This will be Jordan’s first year as a coach for the Sun Devils and he cannot wait for another exciting and memorable summer!.