Logan Schaefer, Head Coach
Logan Schaefer was named Head Coach of Donner Swim Club in 2016. As Head Coach Logan oversees all aspects of the club and coaches the GOLD training group.
Logan is also the Head Coach for Columbus North High School. In his first year, he directed the boys program to a runner up finish and the girls to a 3rd place finish in the 2017 IHSAA Sectionals. Later at the IHSAA State Competition, the girls finished in 26th place, improving their place by 10 spots over the 2015-16 year.
Before his time at Donner, Logan was the Head Coach of SARG Swim Team and Southridge High School in Huntingburg, IN, both his home club and high school as an age group swimmer. While at SARG, Logan was selected as a coaching staff member for the 2016 Indiana Swimming Age Group Elite Camp staff.
Prior to SARG, Coach Schaefer spent 4 years at Indiana University where he spent 1 year swimming collegiately and 3 years coaching. During the 3 years coaching as a volunteer Logan helped Indiana develop and place multiple athletes on the USA Swimming National Team in 2013, 2014, & 2015. With these results, Logan was selected as USA National Team Coach in 2014-2015 & 2015-2016.
Logan graduated from Indiana University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology.
Logan lives in Columbus with his fiancé Lindsay.
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Rusty Imlay, Green & Gold Coach
Kathleen Proffitt, Orange Coach
Carrie Utterback, Orange Coach
Swimming adopted Coach Carrie Utterback.
She was a collegiate track athlete who went on to a career working in Chicago for 2 large international law firms and then went on to teach law school. Promising that "if I ever had kids, they will learn to swim" since she was never given that opportunity as a youngster, that is exactly what happened.
In 2008, her oldest 2 daughters became competitive club swimmers at Donner and swimming started becoming a constant in Coach Carrie's life. She started out as a swim mom, volunteering at meets being in leadership of Donner for 2 years. When her youngest child became a competitive swimmer himself in 2011, she became a USA Swimming official. She coached Junior Olympic track from 2010 through 2013 and started coaching swimming in 2014. In those 2 years, she lead a developmental team teaching them to embrace the sport that adopted her.
Her athletes' hard work paid off with her swimmers qualifying for open water state as well as having podium finishes at divisionals and age group state.
Coach Carrie loves educating families about this great sport and has especially enjoys the camaraderie on the deck with the coaching staff as well as all the Donner families. She is also the Assistant Girls Swim Coach at Columbus East High School.