Andy Hay: Coach Hay has been a professional swim coach for over 20 years. Currently he is the Assistant Coach for the Women’s team and the Head Coach for the Men’s team at Bellevue High School, where he also coaches baseball. As an Assistant Coach for Bellevue Swim and Dive, Coach Hay worked under Lisa Van Loben Sels for the past 4 seasons on the Women’s team.
As a Head Coach for the Men’s side over the past 5 seasons the team has earned: 13 individual All American Times 7 relay All American Times Set 1 Kingco, 2 District and 1 State Individual Records as well as 1 Kingco, 1 District and 1 State Relay Records. Won 1 Kingco, 2 District and 2 State Championships Multiple Kingco, District and State Individual and Relay Champions 1 3A State Swimmer of the Meet Award 1 3A Coach of the Year Award The Men’s team is currently ranked 5th nationally which is up from 7th last season. Their 200FRR is also nationally ranked.
Prior to coaching at Bellevue, Coach Hay was the Head Coach for both the Women’s and the Men’s team for 7 seasons at Eastlake High School. Over that time the team had success on many levels including a top 5 national ranking in the Women’s 100Fly and setting 1 State Record and earning 1 Swimming of the Meet. Prior to Eastlake Coach Hay was the Assistant Coach of the Women’s and Men’s teams for 6 seasons under Drew Whorley.
Outside of high school, Coach Hay has lead dozens of lesson, pre-comp and summer league programs. He was the Head Site Coach for WEST where he coached multiple age group/ senior sectional, zone, jr./senior national and Olympic Trial athletes. Some have gone to win NCAA titles, both team and individual.
The pinnacle of Coach Hay’s career was his experience coaching local Paralympian Marin Morrison whom earned a spot on the 2008 team and went with her as she competed in Beijing.
Outside working with athletes, Coach Hay is a licensed stock broker, investment advisor, perpetually injured PSSBL baseball player and below average fisherman. He is also the Executive Director of the Marin Morrison Foundation. Coach Hay is hoping to earn his Doctorate in Athletic Admiration/Sports Management.
Lisa van Loben Sels: Coach van Loben Sels returns this season as the assistant coach. She was the head coach for Bellevue Girls Swim and Dive from 2011-2015 and is excited to be back to help support Coach Hay and the Wolverines.
Lisa began her swimming career at the age of 8 and ultimately was awarded a swimming scholarship to Oregon State University where she received her BS in Exercise and Sport Science. She held long standing records in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events as well as being a member of the school’s 200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, and 400 Medley relays. During her final year at Oregon State she was the Women’s assistant coach. Lisa continued to swim after graduation and was the 1995 Masters’ Nationals Champion in the 50 meter freestyle. A few years later she became the coach for the Juanita Area Master’s Team and continued to coach for three years.
After receiving her BS from Oregon State, Lisa went on to receive a Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1998. Lisa’s professional focus has been orthopedic physical therapy, surgical and non-surgical spine, and extremity rehabilitation. Her specializations include dance and swimming rehabilitation. In 2003, with one of her colleagues, she opened Eastside Sports Rehab.
Lisa continues to swim and is excited for the opportunity to once again be on deck.