Darlington's athletic program announces the addition of new head coaches for swim/dive and tennis this year.
Andrea Frazier, pre-K to 5 Spanish teacher, will coach varsity swim and dive this year after serving as middle grades swim coach last year. Prior to moving to the United States, she owned her own swim academy for five years.
"Swimming is my passion," said Frazier, who was a backstroke high-performance competitor during high school. "My coaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that swimming is not just a sport; it's a journey of self-discovery and growth. I see myself as a guide, helping each swimmer unlock his or her full potential not only in the water but also as individuals. I emphasize the importance of technique, discipline, and mental resilience, fostering an environment where every swimmer can flourish, feel valued, motivated, and empowered."
Frazier is excited about the opportunity to lead the program.
"I'm excited about creating a close-knit team environment where swimmers not only challenge themselves but also uplift their teammates," she said. "From daily practices to intense competitions, I am enthusiastic about being there every step of the way, guiding and encouraging our athletes to reach new heights. This season, let's make a splash in the pool, embrace challenges, and come out stronger and more united than ever before."
Betina Fuentes, Upper School English teacher, will coach varsity tennis. She has more than 20 years of experience coaching tennis, football, cheerleading, and volleyball, and worked with nationally ranked tennis players while teaching in Hungary and Morocco. She also played competitive doubles in high school.
"I'm very excited for the opportunity!" said Fuentes. "I am looking forward to continuing Darlington Tennis' stellar reputation and working with the team to use the strengths of all the players we have," said Fuentes. "I'm so glad to be able to collaborate with experienced coaches like Mark Tunnell and Adam Liow, and students who have the drive, stamina, talent, and enthusiasm to achieve their goals both on and off the court."
Athletic Director Eddie Guth said he looks forward to watching both women share their passion for their sport with student-athletes at Darlington.
"I'm very excited about both of these new head coaches," said Athletic Director Eddie Guth. "Both are enthusiastic, passionate and committed to our students and community. It's going to be a great year in Darlington athletics!"