ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Coach Eric Rees has been with SCSC since its early days. He is currently the SCSC Associate Head Coach with over two decades of experience developing swimmers from the novice to national levels, including having coached Olympic Trials qualifiers. Rees swam competitively growing up with local clubs and Papillion La Vista High School. Following high school, he swam for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.
Rees began coaching with Monarch Swimming (now Sarpy County Swim Club) from 1995 to 2009. In addition to coaching with Monarch Swim Club for 15 years, he was an assistant coach with Papillion La Vista High School for 16 seasons, from 1995 to 2010. During his tenure with the high school team, Rees helped lead the team to become the 2003 Nebraska High School Boys State Champions, and three state runner-up titles (2001, 2002, 2004).
Following a break to spend more time with his family, Rees returned to the SCSC staff, and in 2021 was promoted to Associate Head Coach. In this role, he provides on-deck coaching to all SCSC practice groups, including the Masters team, revitalized and leads SCSC’s strength program, and assists with leading the daily operation of the club.
Most recently, Rees was named Interim Head Swim Coach at the College of Saint Mary and was brought on to lead the dryland and weights program with the PLV/PLVS high school swim team.