Head Coach: Eric Schuman
Coach Eric Schuman is excited to be taking over the reigns of the Troy High Girls Swim Team for the 2019 season.
Eric began his swim career competing during the summer for Newburgh Swim Club. He went on to swim at Livonia Stevenson High School and fell in love with the sport swimming all four years and joining the Livonia Community Swim Club. After high school he attended Kalamazoo College where he competed for four years and was a member of three MIAA champioinship teams (2010-13). After graduating, Eric spent a year as a volunteer assistant coach at Kalamazoo before being hired as a graduate assistant coach at John Carroll University where he earned his Master's in Education. In 2017, he helped to guide the JCU Women's team to their first championship since 2008 and the Men's team to its first championship since 2004. During his time at Carroll, he was also a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Coaching Staff of the Year in 2017, as well as the OAC Women's Coaching Staff of the Year in both 2016 and 2017. Eric has since moved back home to the Metro Detroit Area teaching physics at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. He also serves as an assistant coach at UofD, Red Run Golf Club, and Birmingham Bloomfield Atlantis (BBA).
Assistant Coach: Dan Brandenberg
Coach Dan Brandenberg’s swimming career started in high school where he competed as a member of both the Birmingham Groves Varsity Swim Team and the Birmingham Groves Varsity water polo team. Over the course of his high school athletic career, Dan was a two-time letter winner in water polo and three-time letter winner in swimming. His senior year he was named a captain of the swim team helping to lead the team to a league championship while also qualifying for states in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay. He also helped lead the Groves water polo team to a 5th place finish at the state tournament.
Additionally, Coach Dan also competed as a member of Birmingham-Bloomfield Atlantis (BBA) as well as the Woodside Athletic Club. Over the course of 4 years he helped to lead Woodside to 3 NSSL championships.
Following high school, Coach Dan swam at Michigan State University. Once his swim career was over, he began his coaching career coaching water polo at East Lansing High School. His 20+ years of coaching experience have seen him be the head water polo coach at Michigan State University and Birmingham Groves High School (where he founded the women’s water polo team) as well as the assistant swim coach at Okemos Seahawks Aquatic Club and the Head swim coach at Ferndale High School.