Coach Todd Tucker brings over 30 years of coaching experience to Ruby Hill Aquatics having begun his coaching career in 1986. Todd is the Head Coach and Senior Training Group Coach. Todd is certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association as a level 5 coach (the highest possible).
Todd has produced swimmers at the Senior National, US Open, and Junior National level. Todd’s swimmers have achieved multiple individual National Age Group Records, individual #1 National rankings, National All Star Relay Record holders, Pacific Swimming Record holders, Far Western Record Holders, Far Western Champions, Sectionals qualifiers, and numerous athletes ranked Top 10 in the Nation and Pacific Swimming. Todd has placed multiple swimmers on the USA Swimming All Time Top 100 list including the two fastest 11-12 year old boys in history in the short course 200 Freestyle.
In 2013 Todd was named “Pacific Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year” after previously winning this award in 2008. Todd was again nominated for this award in 2010. Todd was a featured speaker at the Pacific Swim Coaches clinic in January 2013 as well as the ASCA World clinic in New Orleans in August 2013.
Todd created the very successful Competitive Edge Clinic program. This program allows Todd the opportunity to present lectures/seminars/clinics to many athletic clubs, coaches, athletes, and parents throughout the United Sates. Todd’s presentation topics have included Leadership, Nutrition/Hydration, Peer Pressure, Team Building, Visualization, Workout Preparation/Structure, Defining the roles of the Athlete/Parent/Coach, as well as technical development and support for athletes and coaches.
Todd is active within Pacific Swimming LSC Having served on the Pacific Swimming Board of Review from 2004 to 20012. He was selected as Head Coach the Pacific Swimming Distance Training Camp at the Olympic Training Center from 2014 to present. He led the Pacific Swimming All-Star Team at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach in 1993 and coached the Pacific Swimming Blue Ribbon Camp later that year. Todd was selected as Head Coach the Pacific Swimming Junior Elite Camp in 1995, and served as Head Coach of the Pacific Swimming Junior Leadership Camp in 2001. Todd has produced many swimmers honored as Outstanding Pacific Swimming Athletes. In 2013 and 2014, Todd was selected to Coach the USA Swimming Zone Select Camp in Tempe, Arizona. In 2015, He was named Head Coach of the USA Swimming Central Zone Camp held at the University of Cincinatti, Todd recently attended the 2011, and 2012 USA Swimming National Select Camps held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Todd was the Head Coach at Foothill High School in Pleasanton from 1993-1996 and again from 2001-2005. Prior to that, he coached the Junior Varsity Men and Womens’ teams (1990-1992). Todd is certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association as a Level 4 HS coach. Under his leadership, Foothill High School won its first ever Varsity women’s EBAL Championship in 2002 and co-championships in 2001 and 2003. In 2005, Todd was named the “Contra Costa Times Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year”, and in 2007 he was named as the “North Coast Section Honor Coach”. During his time as coach at Foothill High School, Todd coached NCS Champions, EBAL Champions, and produced many NISCA High School All Americans. His swimmers have earned CIF State Championships and CIF State Records. The Foothill High School Varsity Men’s team won it’s first EBAL Championship in 2005. Todd currently serves as a member of the North Coast Section Management Committee, a position he has held since 2002. In addition, Todd served as Head Coach of the Del Prado Swim Team from 1986-1990 winning three league titles (‘86,’87, & ’89)
Head Age Group Coach
Danny Weber brings over 15 years of coaching experience to Ruby Hill Aquatics. He is currently a level 2 ASCA coach working on his level three certification and LGI certified. He is also currently the Athletic Director at The Club at Ruby Hill as well as their head swim coach. In addition to coaching at Ruby Hill, he is also the Head Coach at Foothill High School.
With the Ruby Hill Red Raiders programs, Danny has developed multiple high school All Americans and taken a last place program to the top of the league. At Foothill, Danny has helped the program became a league, section, and state power. During his four seasons, 17 of 26 of the schools records have fallen and the school has over 20 All American honors awarded to its athletes.
He started coaching the team he grew up swimming on, the FAST Dolphins and did that for four summers as an assistant. After that he moved on to Castlewood Country Club and was the head coach there for 7 years, growing the program from 67 to over 230 annually, and founded spring and fall swim programs, as well as a development water polo program.He also spent two years as the Head Coach of the San Ramon Aquatics.
Besides summer league, he has coached high school for 7 years. In addition to his time at Foothill, he spent two years at Cal High in San Ramon, and also one year at LA Serna High School in Whittier, CA. At La Serna, he was named LA Times Sports Desk “High School Coach of the Year” for his efforts in guided the school to undefeated Men’s and Women’s dual meet season enroute to winning league and finishing runner in Southern Section Division III with both his Men’s and Women’s teams.
He also spent time coaching with both the Pleasanton Seahawks and SRVA. From 2010-2011, he was an assitant coach under Ben Loorz at Cal State East Bay for their women’s swim team, helping guide the program to its best finish in school history at the time.
Danny was a college scholarship swimmer for Biola University, where he was a conference finalist in all of his events and received a NAIA national cut in the 100 Breaststroke. He was all the Pacific Zone Masters LCM Champion in 200 Breaststroke in the 18-24 Age Group in 2008.
Age Group Coach
Rachel joins our coaching staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She started coaching in 2013 and has since coached at almost every level; rec, club, master’s, high school, and college. She began her coaching career at the San Ramon Aquacats where she worked her way up to be the assistant head coach. During that time, she also coached for the EBAT master’s programs and assisted with the SRVLA fall program. In 2014 Rachel joined the Cyclone’s coaching staff at Mill’s college, where she was the primary coach of the mid-distance group, re vamped the dryland program, and assisted in recruiting and other team affairs. In 2015 Rachel joined Danny in coaching at Foothill high school and at The Club at Ruby Hill. At the Ruby Hill summer team, she has helped Danny transition the program from a last place team into a force to be reckoned with at league! At Foothill Rachel is the primary coach of the mid-distance and IM group. By 2018 she has been the primary coach of several NCS 500 qualifiers, and a handful of 200 IM finalists at EBAL league meet.
Rachel fell in love with the water at a young age. Swimming became her primary sport at 11 years old when she joined Corona Aquatics. Additionally, throughout her career Rachel also swam for CCAQ and NOVA aquatics. In high school Rachel was a sectional level swimmer and repeat finalist for the “BIG VIII” league conference and CIF southern section in the 100BR and 200IM. In college is where she developed a passion to be a student of the sport. She swam at California State University East Bay under Ben Loorz. In college she competed in the 100BR, 200BR, 200IM, and 400IM. During her time at East Bay she broke numerous school records and always qualified for finals at the PCSC conference championship in her events. Coach Ben, Rachel, and her teammates turned the East Bay program from finishing 8th place in 2011 to 2nd place finishes in 2013 & 2014.
“I am really excited to be a part of this new program, I love coaching, and teaching kids what the sport has taught me. I think we have the right coaches and environment to foster a love for the sport while also being very competitive and getting swimmers to the next level of their abilities.”
Rachel is also our Team Treasurer.
Age Group Coach
Coach Max Holmes started his swimming career at the age of 6 with summer league swimming. He went on to captain the varsity team during his high school years at Foothill High School. He also swam for Las Positas community college during his time there as a student. Coach Max has had over 5 years of coaching experience involving 3 teams: Castlewood Barracudas, Rubyhill Red Raiders, and now Rubyhill Aquatics. Coach Max brings energy and passion to the pool and puts effort and care into every single practice. Coach Max is ecstatic to be apart of this team and to see how high they can reach.
Age Group Coach
Sofia started swimming at the age of four on a summer league team, shortly after she joined year round competitive swimming. In high school she swam for three years under Coach Todd where she was a sectional level swimmer. Participating in the NCS Championships for high school, she was part of the relay team that broke Granada High School’s 400 Free Relay record and later competed at the CIF State Championships in 2016, placing 8th in the state with her team. Upon graduation she committed to California State University, East Bay where she swam four years under Shane Pelton while earning a B.S. in Business Administration. Sofia’s best events were the 100/200 butterfly and 1,000 freestyle. She was a member of the school’s first team to win the PCSC Championship in East Bay history in 2019 and repeated the title in 2020. Continuing to share her passion for swimming with others, Sofia has been part of the coaching staff for three years for the Ruby Hill Red Raiders and Ruby Hill Aquatics.