Cudas Coaches


 Head Coach

Chris Marshall

Emory University
Assistant Varsity Swim Coach
404 376 0609 (cell)
404 727 6864 (office)
404 727 4989 (fax)

Coach Chris started the Emory Community/Clairmont Cudas 9 years ago. He has grown the team from 8 swimmers in that first summer of 2004 to 250 swimmers in 2013. He has helped lead the Cudas to five undefeated dual meet seasons in those eight years. His experience coaching is on a multitude of levels: summer league, collegiate and masters swimming.

Chris swam two years at NCAA Division I Lehigh University (PA) before transferring to NCAA Division I Florida State University. He earned four varsity letters in high school at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.

With Marshall on the Emory University coaching staff, the Emory women's team has won National Championships in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, and 2014. Neither Emory women's nor men's team has finished worse than fourth nationally since he came to the school.

Chris graduated from Florida State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. He later earned a Master's of Science degree in manufacturing engineering from FSU in 1997.



Cudas Head - Assistant Coach (WoodPEC)

Cindy Fontana

Coach Cindy has been an ECSC coach for the past 7 years. She has experience coaching at all levels: summer league, USS - club, collegiate and masters swimming. She will be primarily working with the 7 to 10 year old age group this summer.

Cindy is a 1992 graduate of Kenyon College (Ohio) where she was team captain and an NCAA competitor in the distance freestyle events and the 400 IM. Cindy received her master's degree in exercise science from Southern Connecticut in 2004. She also has coached Hopkins Mariners in New Haven, Conn.

Prior to her arrival at Emory in the fall of 1999, Fontana spent three years as head coach for women's swimming and diving at Southern Connecticut State University. During the 1995-96 season, Fontana was the assistant coach for Kenyon College, which won both men's and women's NCAA team titles.

Cindy has been an assistant with the Emory Varsity team for the past 13 years during which the Men's and Women's teams have consistently been among the top 3 nationally, including 5 championship titles for the women.


2014 Cudas Assistant Coaches

 SAAC-Pool (outside pool)

Woodruff PE Center Pool (indoor)

Junior Coaches