Coaching Staff

David Houck

David Houck - U.S. Masters Swimming Certified Coach

david.houck@gmail.com

David began coaching the age group team Aquatics of Georgetown (now called Texas Gold Georgetown) in 2004. He started coaching the masters team shortly after that. He enjoys helping both new and experienced masters have fun while reaching for their goals.

His first swim team, at age 6, was with the Braun Station Seagulls in San Antonio. David’s first age group swim team was AAAA. After moving to Georgetown, David swam on the Aquadillos summer league team and was a captain on the Georgetown High School team. At that time, Georgetown lacked an age group team so he swam age group in Temple at TASC and the short-lived Georgetown Area Swim team (GAS). At Trinity University he combined his years of competitive gymnastics with water and joined the diving team. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science.

David has coached the diving team at Southwestern University, Texas Gold Georgetown, and the Aquadillos summer swim team. In his spare, time he does hand stands and reads about computer security, but not at the same time.


Bill Sprague, Program Director

CoachBillSprague@gmail.com

Coach Bill (ASCA 4) is the Head Coach / Owner of Texas Gold Swimming Georgetown. With over 20 years of coaching experience he has produced swimmers that have achieved some of the highest levels of swimming including: Olympic Trials, Senior & Junior National Championships, various USA Swimming Championships, National Age Group Records & champions. South Carolina, Georgia, and Gulf (Texas) Zone Team Champions and qualifiers.

“My philosophy is to strive to instill in our athletes an understanding of and appreciation for such concepts as high self-esteem, personal accountability, constructive self motivation, goal setting, and goal achievement as these ideas relate to their success in training and competition. It is my belief that the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself. ‘Life is a journey, not a destination’. At each level of my training program, athletes are guided to strive for excellence. Excellence in this sense represents the achievement of that level at which you know that you have done your utmost to become the best you are capable of becoming. This philosophy is consistent throughout my training program.” – Coach Bill

Bill completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Slippery Rock University and competed on the Swim Team, Judo Team and Water Polo Team. Coach Bill is married to Karen and is the very proud Father of Ashley and Catalina (his Chihuahua). Bill is a devout Liverpool FC, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Washington Redskins fan.