Marshall Dortch

Marshall W Dortch

Head Coachmarshall dortch


Ala-Gators Senior group coach – 2000-2012

Ala-Gators Head Age group coach – 1997-2000

Attended Kansas University – 1994-1997

Member of Kansas University Swim team – 1994-1997

Member of SRVLA  senior group – 1992-1994

Member of Kansas City Blazers swim team – 1986-1992

15 years of coaching experience

14 years of competitive swimming experience

Top 50 in the nation in 200 fly as a freshman at Kansas

Two time Senior National qualifier

Junior National Champion  ’94- 200 IM

High school All-American ’94 – 200 IM

NCS Champion ’94 – 100 Butterfly

Have coached two sectional swimmers and multiple Far Western swimmers

Two time Zone 2  All-Star coach


I love the sport of swimming. I Have been involved with club swim teams since I was six years old.  I respect all the parts that make a swim team whole.  I feel like swimming gave me many opportunities and opened many doors career wise for me.  Since my last day of competing, I felt it was my obligation to give back to the sport that taught me so much.  I owe all the coaches I was lucky enough to swim for  (Richard Thornton- SRVLA,  Peter D. Malone- Kansas City Blazers,  Gary Kempf- Kansas Swim Team) a big debt of gratitude.  These coaches as well as Steve Morsilli of PLS, all taught me about the art of swimming as well as how it translates into everyday life. I spend my early mornings and late afternoons preaching these same things and more to my swimmers.

In my spare time I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my wife Monica and sons Zachary and Cody. Long walks in the evening and trips to the park are a daily routine.  I also enjoy being around the coaches on my staff, they are my family and such an important part of my life.