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 2012. He has helped lead the Cudas to five undefeated dual meet seasons in those seven 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 and 2012. 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.


2013 Cudas Assistant Coaches
















Haley Durmer


Coach Haley - My name is Haley Durmer, and I just finished my first year at UVA. At UVA I hope to be a marketing major, but I am also interested in design and Spanish. I have been associated with the Cudas since it's beginning,  and when I lived in Atlanta, I swam for Dynamo Swim Club.  Now I swim on the UVA varsity  team.  I competed on the UVA ACC championship team, which won it's 6th consecutive ACC title  as well as the UVA NCAA team this past year.  




Mary Katherine Terry


Coach Mary Katherine -  MaryKathryn is a rising senior at The Paideia School and swims year round at Dynamo Swim Club. She swims for The Paideia School in the winter season, and she has been participating in DeKalb County summer league since she was five years old. MaryKathryn enjoys teaching kids how to swim and how to improve their stoke technique.



Erika Redding


Coach Erika - My name is Erika Redding. I am 18 years old. I am graduating from The Westminster Schools and will be attending the University of Miami in the fall. I will be majoring in International Law. I swam competitively for 12 years and this will be my third year with the Cudas swim team.



Isabella Issa


Coach Isabella - Isabella is a rising high school senior at The Westminster Schools and has been swimming since she was four years old. Isabella currently swims at Dynamo Swim club and will return to Westminster's Varsity team as captain next year, competing mainly in distance freestyle and backstroke events. Isabella is interested in international studies, and will be involved in her second summer immersion program in France in July. This is her first season with the Cudas.