Coaching Staff

Coach Buffy Hall: Coach Hall swam for the Midland Dolphins for 10 years. She has been coaching for almost 30 years. In addition to age group coaching, she coaches the Midland High Girls Swim Team and the Jefferson Girls and Boys Swim Teams.  During the summer, Coach Hall manages and coaches at the Midland Country Club where she has worked for 35 years.  Coach Hall graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in art education.  She has been teaching elementary art for 22 years for Midland Public Schools.  This year she will be teaching at Woodcrest, Blessed Sacrament and one 5th grade class at Adams School.  Coach Hall and her husband Randy have three grown children.  Katie and her husband Steven live in North Carolina.  Steven will be coaching high school swimming this year.  Tommy lives in Boulder, Co.  Lauren lives in Midland and will be joining the Midland Dolphins coaching staff.

Coach Matt Luther – Assistant Head Coach: Coach Matt is the Assistant Head Coach of the Midland Dolphins.  Matt is beginning his third year on the coaching staff.  Coach Matt is a senior at Northwood University. He swam competitively for 10 years. His USA teams were the Milan Makos and the Saline Swim Team. Matt was a four year varsity swimmer for the Saline Swim Team and he was all conference his junior and senior years. Matt was a distance freestyler.


Coach Susie Soderberg: Coach Susie was a USA competitive swimmer for thirteen years, competing in Michigan, Indiana, and Texas. She spent seven of those years in Midland swimming with the Midland Dolphins Swim Team. Coach Susie graduated from Michigan State University.  Outside of the pool, she is a stay at home mom and home educator. Coach Susie and her husband Jeramie have eight children.  Four of their children (Eli, Gabe, Felicity and Claire) are currently on the Midland Dolphins Swim Team.

Coach Andrea Dubois: Coach Andrea DuBois begins her second consecutive year coaching Dolphins.  She coached for the Midland Dolphins years ago.  Her coaching experience includes, the Northeast Swim Team, Jefferson Swim Team and she has been coaching at the Midland Country Club for over 30 years.  Coach Andrea graduated from Michigan State University and teaches English at Bullock Creek High School.

Lauren Hall: Lauren Hall coached Dolphins a few years ago and will be returning to the coaching scene.  Lauren began swimming for the Midland Dolphins at the age of 6 and is really excited to be coaching for the team she spent so many years swimming on!  Lauren spent seven summers lifeguarding, coaching and teaching swimming at the Midland Country Club in high school and college.  Coach Lauren graduated this May from Albion College with a degree in Communication Studies and Spanish and is living in Midland and working in Saginaw.  She swam at Dow High School for four years and at Albion College for four years.  Lauren’s favorite stroke is breaststroke and her favorite event is the 200 breaststroke.

Tyler Miller: Coach Tyler is very excited to begin coaching with the Dolphins this fall. He was born and raised in Saginaw, MI and is a fifth year psychology major at Saginaw Valley State University. Tyler spent two years on the varsity team at SVSU, and practiced in both the distance and sprint groups. Tyler grew up swimming for the Saginaw YMCA Sharks and Heritage High School.  In the winter Tyler will be starting his second season as the head coach of the Heritage High School Boys Swim Team.  Tyler’s favorite race is the 200 IM and his favorite stroke is breaststroke. Coach Tyler will coach with us this fall and spring.

Julie Shirk: Coach Julie grew up in Midland swimming on the Midland Dolphins Swim Team.  Julie swam at Jefferson Middle School and Dow High.  Julie swam the 100 breaststroke.  Julie graduated from Saginaw Valley State University and has her bachelors degree in Nursing.  Julie is an RN at the Midland Hospital.  Coach Julie joined the middle school coaching staff last fall and coached the Northeast Girls and Boys Swim Teams with Coach Kevin.