Our Aquatics Team

Bringing the world of water to life!

Tony Tucker

Director of Academy and Basketball Operations

After his successful playing career, Tony has distinguished himself as a Leading Educator, successful Basketball Coach and Skills Trainer, a NBA Scout and a Sport Entrepreneur over the past two decades. 

Justin Brantley

Associate Academy Director

As a former Division 1 athlete, Justin brings 10+ years of high level coaching, training and recruiting experience combined with relentless will to win. His focus is on combining his expertise with the Student-Athletes desire to create results! 

Thad Schultz

SPIRE Swimming Director

Thad Schultz has previously coached at Ohio State University, Penn State University and Clemson University. 

Joshua Ptak

Aquatics Facility Director

Josh brings over 10 years of experience in aquatics managment, event coordination, and facility maintenance to the SPIRE Institute team.

Ben Corley

Associate Swim Coach

Ben brings a fun atmosphere along with over 15 years of swimming experience in both competitive swimming and coaching.