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Meeting the Coaches

Allison Looney
Head Coach


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.

Amanda Rieff
Head Diving Coach 

Coach Amanda Rieff is in her 3rd year as the Diving Coach for PISD. She has taught and coached for the past 14 years at Ursuline Academy and Lovejoy High School. During her coaching career she has won TAPPS swimming and diving state championship titles 4 times and produced several individual state champions. During the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year she was recognized as the District 7 Diving Coach of the Year. Amanda is an alumna of Plano East Senior High where she swam for 3 years and was part of the record setting 200 freestyle relay. She is a graduate of Ball State University where she was a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving Team. Coach Rieff can be contacted at:

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