Pearland Pirates - 2023 Coaching Staff
HEAD COACH – Walker Wilson
We are so excited to announce that Walker Wilson will be returning as our Head Coach this year for the Pearland Pirates 2023 season! We can’t wait for a great, fun season ahead! Here is a little information about Walker:
Walker started swimming competitively with Pearland Pirates at 5 years old. It was clear from early on that he was a backstroker. After that first summer season, he was ready for more and joined a local USA Swimming club team. Throughout his time in club swimming, he competed in the following higher level meets: TAGS, Sectionals, Zones and Futures
Walker began his high school swimming career with Dawson Aquatics, and earned district champion in the 100 backstroke his sophomore year. During his junior year of high school, he moved with his family to Oklahoma and unfortunately had to sit out a season due to eligibility rules. He came in strong his senior season, helping the team earn its first ever state championship. He also earned gold medals at state for his 100 back and medley relay.
He continued his swimming at the Division 1 level in college at the University of the Pacific.
Walker served as assistant Pirates coach last summer and is excited to be the head coach this summer. Through his 15+ years of competitive swimming, Walker has learned so many important life lessons and he looks forward to sharing his love of the sport with all the swimmers on the team!
Welcome Walker as our Head Coach! Check out one of his Pirates swimming picture when he was little and then all grown up!
ASSISTANT COACH – Laura Rozelle
Welcome Coach Laura! Laura is delighted to be a part of the coaching staff for the Pearland Pirates! From being a swimmer since 1st grade to junior coaching all 4 years of high school, to coach for the Pirates is an honor. Laura swam year round for COOGS and Bridge Bats and her favorite race is the 200 backstroke. Laura will be attending Stephen F. Austin in the fall to study medical humanities.
ASSISTANT COACH – Reece Comeaux
Meet Reece Comeaux! Reece will be returning as one of our Assistant Coaches for the Pirates 2023 season! Reece, we are so exited to have you back on the coaching staff and know you will bring so much knowledge and fun to the practices and meets! Here is a little about Reece:
Reece is excited to be joining the coaching team for Pearland Pirates. He has been swimming with Pirates since he was 5 years old. He is finishing his freshman year at LSU where he is studying engineering. He was a member of the Dawson varsity swim and water polo teams. His favorite part of pirates is playing pickle! Reece also played for the LSU club water polo team this year!
ASSISTANT COACH – Leyton Kraft
Leyton is excited to join Pearland Pirates as an Assistant Coach again this year! He has been swimming with Pirates since he was 7 years old. His first pirate season was when he fell in love with swimming. He swam for year round for PEAK for 8 years. He is finishing his freshman year at Texas A&M, where he is studying engineering, and was a previous member of the Dawson High School varsity swim and water polo teams. He has continued to play water polo in college for Texas A&M’s club team.