Bill Christensen has been the Head Coach for NTN since April of 2002. Bill coaches the National and Senior groups. The team has placed as high as sixth at Junior Nationals, iwthl National and Olympic Trials qualifiers, and Junior National champions. Coach Bill is a USA Swimming National Team coach for 2015 and has been a National Junior Team coach from 2012 to 2014. Previously, Coach Bill was the Head Coach of the Lobo Aquatic Club and Head Age Group Coach of King Aquatic Club.
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Bobby is currently the Head Age Group Coach. He coaches the Platinum 1 Group and asissts with Blue and White Groups. He previously served as Head Age Group Coach at Tiger Aquatics where he developed numerous Far Western Finalists. He aslo served as an assistant coach at University of the Pacifc (Division 1 mid-major) where he took pleasure in grinding away with the distance group and developed an NCAA qualifer. (Pending) ASCA 4 Level Certification.
Coach Dan swam competitively for nearly seventeen years in Tulsa, Ok and the University of Arkansas. He was a High School State Champion, State Record holder in the 200IM & 100Fly as well as attending NCAA Division 1 Championship 3 years in a row. He has been coaching for several years before coming to NTN.
Shelley N Ross
Coach Shelley has a wide array of coaching experience, and was with NTN during its inaugural season in 2002. She is an intricate part of NTN’s program, and serves in many capacities. She currently assists with the coordination of our Lessons and Stroke Team Programs and serves as the lead coach of NTN’s Starfish Group. Coach Shelley is also a group and private lesson instructor.
Coach Amanda was added to the CISD staff in January of 2011 as a lesson instructor and stroke team coach. In April of 2011, she joined the NTN staff as the assistant coach to the Bronze II and Silver II groups. Amanda relocated to Texas from Missouri upon completion of her B.S. degree in exercise science. She also has a competitive swimming background; swimming at multiple high level meets as well as spending two years on DII National Championship team. Amanda has spent a great deal of time teaching all ages and skill levels in an aquatic environment and is very excited to spread her knowledge to the NTN family.
Coach Audrey joined NTN in 2012 and is the lead coach of Blue 1. She was a competitive swimmer for 15 years, swimming with LAC and Dallas Mustangs and swam at Henderson State University in Arkansas. She was former coach for GCAT and Irving swimmers, where she gained valuable experience as a coach and swim instructor. She is a ASCA Level 3 Coach and earned a BBA in Business Management/Human Resource Management from the University of North Texas. Coach Audrey's favorite quote is "Kicking is my favorite!"
Assistant Coach/High School Coach
Coach Murphy has been coaching professionally, all ages, since
1979. He was an Oklahoma State HS Swimming Champion in the
100 breast in 1974 and went on to swim 3 years at Oklahoma State
University, earning All-Big Eight honors each year. He was a
United State Youth Delegate to the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
He spent 6 years in the United State Naval Reserves, from
1977-1983. He earned a BS in Physical Education from the
University of Tulsa in 1983. He is a member of ASCA, NISCA
and TISCA. He has coached USA Swimming for 32 years, at all
levels, and has been a Head HS Swim Coach for 26 years. Coach
Murphy holds an ASCA Level 5 HS certification.
Since his arrival in Southlake in August of 2005, Coach
Murphy has led the Dragon Men and Women, each, to six District
Championships in a row. The Dragon Boys were State Runners-Up
in 2007 and 2010, winning the State 5A Swim/Dive Championship in
2011. The Dragon Girls were 3rdin 2010 and the
Texas State Swim/Dive Runners-Up in 2011. In addition, 40
different Dragon swimmers have earned 88 NISCA All-American
swimming listings in the last six HS swim seasons. As the
Carroll HS Head Swim Coach, Coach Murphy works closely with the NTN
coaches and is the “competitive swimming ambassador”
for NTN and the Southlake Swimming Community. In the summers,
Coach Murphy is the Head Coach of the 250 member, Timarron
Tigersharks Swim Team, and teaches “learn-to-swim”
lessons in Timarron. His wife, Patti, is a former Oklahoma
University Sooner Cheerleader. He has four daughters, Dru,
Cali, Rachel, and Sarah, along with his son, Sean.
Carroll, “We build good citizens, not just good
Assistant Coach/Asst. High School Coach
Coach Gorman is currently a substitute NTN coach and the assistant Carroll Dragon High School Coach. Previously, Coach Gorman was Head Age Group Coach for Swim Tulsa and Assistant High School for Union High School in Tulsa. Lynne is an ASCA Level 3 coach and graduate of Oklahoma State University.