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    Betsy Hondorf Coach


    • ORHS 1985-1988
    • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD- 1988-92, Bachelor’s Degree- Biophysics
    • Emory University, Atlanta, GA- 1992-95, Master’s Degree- Immunology & Molecular Pathogenesis
    • The University of Georgia, Athens, GA- 1996-98, Educational Specialist- Science Education

    Swimming Experience:

    • ORCA 1978-1982
    • ACAC 1982-1986
    • PACK 1986-1988
    • ORHS 1984-1988
    • JHU 1988-1992: 4 time All-America, 4 time Academic All-America, 4 year NCAA finalist, Team Captain 1990-1992, MVP 1990-1992
    • USMS National finalist 1994, 2004

    Coaching Experience:

    • 1985-1987- Assistant Coach, Oak Ridge City Aquatics, Oak Ridge, TN
    • 1988- Head Coach, Concord Hills, Knoxville, TN
    • 1989-1992- Head Coach, Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis, Baltimore, MD
    • 1992-1995- Graduate Assistant Coach, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    • 1994-1996- Head Coach, Summit Chase Country Club, Snellville, GA
    • 1996-1998- Head Coach, Peachtree Station Swim Team, Dunwoody, GA
    • 1998-2000- Head Coach, Winder-Barrow High School, Winder, GA
    • 2000-2009- Head Coach, Cleveland High School, Cleveland, TN
    • 2001-2009- Head Coach, Cleveland Aqua Tigers, Cleveland, TN
    • 2001-2005- Swim Instructor/Masters Coach, Cleveland Family YMCA, Cleveland, TN
    • 2009-2015- Assistant Coach/Head Senior Coach, Atomic City Aquatic Club, Oak Ridge, TN
    • 2015-Present- Journal editor for National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association
    • 2017-Present- Youth Fit Coach, Tennessee Aquatics, Knoxville, TN

    Coaching Credentials:

    • ASCA Level III- Certification: Foundations of Coaching, Stroke School, Physiology School, Dryland Training School, Club Leadership and Business Management
    • ASCA Member 2000- Present
    • ASCA Fellow 2008-2009
    • NISCA Member 1998- Present
    • TISCA Member 2000- Present
    • USA Swimming Certified Coach
    • Red Cross Certification in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, AED/O2 Administration


    Married to Lars Hondorf.Three children- Loki Hondorf (Colorado School of Mines graduate), Tyr Hondorf (Brandeis University, sophomore), Vidar Hondorf (ORHS, junior).Parents- Don and Liz Batchelor, Oak Ridgers since 1976.Teaches AP Physics at ORHS.  Enjoys biking, reading and cooking in her spare time.

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    Head Coach, Gulf Park Blue Sharks

    Assistant Coach, Atomic City Aquatic Club

    Senior Assistant Coach, Tennessee Aquatics, 2015-2018

    Assistant Coach, Catholic High School 2013-2018

    University of Tennessee Swimmer 2003-2005

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