HEY THERE, my name is Stephanie Chronister and I am the head coach for the CROSS CREEK KRAKENS!! Just a little background information about me... I am actually from the Katy area! I graduated from Taylor High School back in 2010. While there, I swam with Coach Apple as well as participated in school’s spirit program as the mascot, Mustang Sally. My experiences there propelled me to Sam Houston State University, where continued my mascot career, participated in the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, and eventually graduated in May 2015. After college, I immediately started my teaching career at Obra D. Tompkins High School where I have taught biology, and was able to start their Forensic Science program and help Katy Independent School District write their curriculum for the course as well. Swimming has always been a big part of my life. I grew up swimming for Barker’s Landing Swim Team, and eventually went from a swimmer, to “teen helper”, and eventually became the assistant coach by the age of 15. Before focusing my efforts on my college studies, I also coached swim lessons for both children and adults… so if your family is looking for lessons, please do not hesitate to send me an email or ask me after practice! I hope that everyone is ready for a pretty EPIC swim season, because I know that I am!
Hello families of Cross Creek Swim Team,
My name is Lauren Siegmund or Coach Lauren. I have been with the Cross Creek Krakens swim team as a coach for the past five years! During the fall and spring I attend Sam Houston State University as a Junior studying Criminal Justice and Physiology. In addition to studying I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority! Outside of school I spend time with my family. I love to swim, read and paint in my free time. I look forward to working with everyone this summer!
Hi! My name is Shannon Cooley and I am super excited to be one of your assistant coaches this year. I recently just finished my fourth year on the varsity Tompkins swim team where I made friends for life and became stronger individually. I have been a junior coach for the krakens for two years and loved every second of it. I look forward to getting to work with your kids for another year no matter what it looks like!
Hey Krakens! My name is Megan Knicely and I am super thrilled to be one of your Assistant Coaches this season. This will be my 8th year as a member of the Cross Creek Kraken swim team. I am a Senior at Tompkins High School where I am a proud member of the girls Varsity swim team and I have swum club for the last 7 years. In total I have been swimming for 12 years and I couldn’t imagine not being a part of the swim family. I am a proud member of National Charity League (NCL) Star Chapter, as well as a member of National Honor Society (NHS) and National Technical Society (NTS). My previous years as a Kraken Junior Coach has provided me with experiences that I believe I can use to help you all achieve your goals and have fun too! I look forward to seeing all the returning and new swimmers and parents. Get ready for an exciting season :) Release the Kraken!!
Hi! My name is Drew Ladner and I am one of the Assistant Coaches for the Krakens this year. I am a Senior at Tompkins High School and currently swim for the Varsity swim team. I also swim with the Fulshear Racing Swim Team (FRST). This will be my 8th year as a Kraken and my 10th year swimming on a summer league team. I am excited to continue my academic and swimming career this fall at LIU in Brooklyn, New York. I hope to make this year one of the best! I am very excited to assist the Krakens development as a team and to make each individual the best swimmers that they can be. Release the Kraken!
My name is Emily Chau and I’m happy to be one of the junior coaches this year. I’m a sophomore at Tompkins High School and am currently a swimmer for their varsity team. This will be my 6th year swimming for the Krakens. I am excited to be coaching with an excellent staff, and I hope to make this an amazing season! Let’s rock this season Krakens!!
Hey y'all! I'm Maddie Katz and I am one of your junior coaches this season. I am a sophomore at Jordan High School where I am on the Varsity girls' swim team, and I also swim for the Texas Elite club team. This is going to be my 8th year with the Krakens, which means I've spent half my life on this team! I can't wait to help you and your swimmers get involved with this awesome sport and show them what swimming, and being a Kraken, is all about! It's going to be an amazing season with you guys. Release the Kraken!!
Hi Krakens! My name is Hannah Knicely and I am one of your junior coaches for this season. I am a freshman at Jordan High School where I am a member of the girls varsity swim team. I also swim club with Fulshear Racing Swim Team. This will be my 8th year as a member of the Cross Creek Krakens. I am super excited for this season and I look forward to being able to work with your kids this year! Release the Kraken!
Hi! My name is Ryleigh Montgomery and I am so excited to be coaching for the Krakens this year. I am a junior at Tompkins High School. This will be my 9th year as a swimmer and my 8th year on the Cross Creek Krakens. I have always enjoyed and looked forward to the Kraken season. I have so many amazing memories on the team. I can’t wait to work with your swimmers and make this an awesome season!
My name is Camden Morehead and I’m very excited to be a Junior Coach for the 2021 Cross Creek Krakens swim team season! I am a sophomore at Jordan High School and play on the JV basketball team and run track. Last summer I was a lifeguard during the summer in cross creek ranch. I’ve been swimming for almost 10 years and this will be my 5th year with the Krakens. I’ve always enjoyed being a member of the team, and I was the most valuable Kraken male of 2019. I can’t wait to help everyone on the team improve, and most importantly, have a safe, fun season.