Coach Looney grew up in northern Virginia and moved to north Texas in the middle of her 8th grade year. She graduated from Marcus high school in Flower Mound and continued her education at the University of North Texas earning a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Health. She has also attained a Master degree in Education Leadership from American College of Education.
Coach Looney grew up swimming and swam all through high school focusing mainly on distance freestyle. She started coaching in north Texas in USA swimming while in college and continued on until beginning her high school coaching career. She coached high school in Denison, Texas for four years before finding her new home at Plano West. She is married and lives in Argyle with her husband Dan and her twins Heath and Quinn.
Coach Poland is a native of Longview, Texas and graduated from Pinetree High School. She graduated from University of North Texas with a major in Kinesiology and has also earned a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University and a Master Degree in Academic Administration from Stephen F. Austin University. Amanda swam competitively with her high school swim team. She was also a member of the University of North Texas’ Triathlon team. Her favorite stroke is Butterfly. Upon graduating from University of North Texas Coach Poland was head coach of Pinetree High School Swim Team for 2 years and Assistant Coach for Champion Aquatic Club swim team for 5 years. Coach Poland currently coaches PlayTri (a club team for triathlons) and enjoys competing in the triathlons.