Coaches/Parent Rep.


Kellie Huyard

Swim Team Rep

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Matt Porter

Head Swim Coach

Coach Porter grew up swimming for the Granite Marlins. He would later attend James Madison University where he would participate on the varsity swim team for 3 years. Coach Porter has coached for several RMAL swim clubs and has been Head Coach for the Granite Marlins since 2000. He also is employed by Chesterfield County Public Schools, where he teaches 8th grade Social Studies at Tomahawk Creek Middle School. He also has served as the Head Coach for the Cosby High School men’s team. Coach Porter has coached for year-round programs and has led swim clinics in the Richmond area. Coach Porter is married (Sharon) and has three children (Hayden, Abby and Ellie). In his free time, Coach Porter enjoys watching the Cowboys, Nationals and Celtics play.

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Christopher Toler

Associate Head Coach

Christopher is back for another season and we are excited! Since Christopher works as a Mechanical Engineer full time, we only get the pleasure of having him on the pool deck at evening practices. Christopher went to Benedictine High School where he swam all four years and was captain his senior year. He then went on to participate in club swimming at Virginia Tech and eventually became club president his senior year. He coached for Surreywood for 5 years before coming to Granite in 2013. Christopher has been a coach at Cosby High School for the last two seasons. You will always see and hear Christopher at the end of the pool cheering on our Marlins!

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Fuller Wise

Junior Assistant Coach

Fuller Wise, just finished his freshman year at Wake Forest University. Fuller has swum for Granite for 13 years and has always wanted to coach. In addition to Granite, Fuller swam for St. Christopher’s for 6 years, winning a state championship in his junior year and receiving NISCA Academic All American honors in his senior year. Apart from swimming, Fuller enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Fuller has two siblings, Claire and Emory, who are also Marlins.


Lexi Hoffman

Junior Assistant Coach

Lexi is joining the coaching staff and is in her 12th year swimming as a Granite Marlin. She swims competitively year-round for Poseidon and is currently competing in outdoor Track at Monacan High School where she is a rising senior in the Humanities Program. She loves playing guitar and watching Friends. She has two siblings, one on the swim team and the other on the coaching staff. She looks forward to coaching this year!

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Kolin Hoffman

Assistant Coach

Kolin is in his 4th year coaching at Granite after competing as a Marlin for 14 years. He’s a rising junior at Mary Washington where he is a member of the men’s swimming team.

Hagan Aldridge

Junior Assistant Coach

Hagan Aldridge is psyched to join the Granite coaching staff as well as return as a swimmer for his 11th Season. Hagan is a rising senior as St. Christopher’s high school where he has the opportunity to swim during the winter and pursue his academic interests. When not in the water, Hagan enjoys video games such as Fortnite, spending time with friends and families, and late night dinners at Waffle House. Granite was Hagan’s start to swimming and looks forward to the opportunity to share his love of the sport with young swimmers.

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Matthew Lyons

Assistant Coach

Matthew Lyons has been Granite Marlin ever since he was 5 years old. This is his second year on the deck as a coach. He just finished his first year in college in NC but has decided RVA is the best place for him so will be going to VCU in the Fall where he will pursue a degree in chemistry. Matthew has four siblings, all of which were (or still are) Granite Marlins. His oldest sister, Hannah, was a Granite coach for several years. Matthew looks forward to working with the youngest swimmers this season.