Coaches

Contacts

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Todd Tucker

Head Coach - Senior, Gold

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)

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Danny Weber

Admin Support

Danny has moved to Idaho and has moved to a remote Admin Support role through July.
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.

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Jian Chin

Age Group Coach - Senior Prep, Junior

Coach Jian grew up in China where she was a professional swimmer before moving to the United States. She has over 12 years coaching experience. She has coached all ages from kids through adults. Most recently, before joining Ruby Hill Aquatics she was coach the UCSF Master’s Swim Team. She was also Calphin San Jose’s trainer and lead instructor. Currently, besides the Red Raiders, Coach Jian coaches the Senior Prep group for Ruby Hill Aquatics where she has had multiple swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics and Far Westerns, as well as the Zone All Star Team. Coach Jian is a big believer in fundamentals and making sure the swimmers have a strong technical background. She is also high energy, fun, and her swimmers lover her. She is a great addition to the Red Raider’s program.

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Noah Tucker

Age Group Coach - Silver/Bronze

Coach Noah comes to Ruby Hill Aquatics via his home of Melbourne, Australia.

Since his recent arrival in the US, Noah has been on staff with the Ruby Hill Swim School. He has a terrific energy and a very solid athletic background in Southern Australia. He is an avid fisherman and surfer as well as a talented musician. Noah is excited to be on the Coaching Staff at Ruby Hill Aquatics and is looking forward to teaching and engaging the swimmers in his practice groups.

Locations

Ruby Hill Pool - Recreational Programing: Red Raiders and Swim School

3333 West Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton, Alabama, US

Robert Livermore Aquatic Center - Ruby Hill Aquatics Practice Groups

4448 Loyola Ave, Livermore, California, US