Office - 479-254-9190 Cell Phone - 479-531-2722
Steve was appointed NWAA
Head Coach January 1st 2001. Prior to arriving in
Arkansas, Steve was the assistant swim coach at Northern Arizona
University, a Division I college program located in Flagstaff,
Prior to that, he coached 10 years for club teams in Mesa, Arizona, seeing great success with a number of Junior National, Senior National as well as Olympic Trial qualifiers. Chandler Mesa aquatics also won the Age Group State Championship meet in 1991 with Coach Duwel as the interim Head Coach. A number of his athletes achieved state records as well as national recognition as top 16.
Since his NWAA arrival, the number of swimmers has continued to grow at a rapid pace going from about 60 to approx. 170 swimmers. NWAA has gone from worst to first under Coach Steve with a state championship for NWAA in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Steve currently is the Head Coach for the Bentonville High School Swim Team where the girl’s team won the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 team titles and the boy’s team has won consecutive titles under Steve in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was also named Arkansas High School Coach of the Year for 2005 and 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 as well as Arkansas Swimming Inc. Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2007. Additionally, he acted as Head Zone Coach for the Arkansas Zone team 5 out of his 8 years in Arkansas. Steve currently serves as the coaches representative for Arkansas Swimming.