Our Coaches

 
Geoff Schaefer
Head Swim Coach

Tel: 301-928-0305
swimschaefer@yahoo.com

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 Hashem

Head Dive Coach

mashal.hashem@gmail.com

Mashal is returning for her second consecutive year with the CG family. She is coming from living the past year abroad in Germany where she has been studying at a two-year university for a Master’s degree in international affairs.  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 her diving career totaling 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 2020 season.
Rachel Fenton
Junior Assistant Little Devils Coach

rachel.fenton10@gmail.com

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 Gross
Junior Assistant Little Devils Coach

jordangross28@gmail.com

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!.