Peter D. Malone
Head Coach-KC Blazers
Rick is the co-founder and president of American College Connection and also holds the title of Director of Swimming. He has coached club swimming for 28 years and has served as an Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for 17 years at a major Division I university. He most recently served as one of the Olympic Head Coaches for the Austrian Olympic Team in 2000.
When it comes to college and olympic volleyball, Charlene Johnson-Tagaloa is a name that turns heads. As a very recent assistant coach at the University of Nebraska, Charlene helped to guide the huskers to the 2006 National Championship. Because of Charlene's love for the game and her desire to help younger athletes, she has recently been inducted into the 2006 BYU Hall of Fame and will continue to treasure her experience playing on the 2000 Olympic team. When Charlene recommends an athlete from ACC to college coaches, her background and knowledge of the game makes college coaches stop and listen.
As an experienced baseball player in the Dodgers organization and a tremendous relationship with current college coaches, Jay can help you fulfill your baseball dreams. Through his years of playing baseball, Jay has acquired an eye for the game and knows what it takes for student-athletes to play on the next level.
Jessica serves as our Assistant Director of Swimming. She has coached and recruited collegiately for 10 years at the D-I and D-III level. Jessica had an exemplary swimming career at Kenyon College where she won 9 NCAA titles and is the only woman in NCAA history (Division I, II or III) to win four NCAA titles in the 1650 Freestyle.
"Jessica brings a true passion for helping kids and being a miler, she has a tremendous work ethic. We are very fortunate to have someone with her knowledge, desire and determination working for ACC." Rick Paine
Paul comes to American College Connection having been through the recruiting process
from every angle. He was a recruited swimmer out of high school, a head swim coach at the Club, High School and Division 1 College levels and, most recently, used American College Connection for his D1 college-bound daughter. This complete college recruiting experience allows Paul a unique perspective of how recruiting works at all levels and how important it is for the student-athlete and their parents to create and take advantage of the options available when finding the right college fit.